Comic books have imagined worlds with all manner of things: superheroes, the dead coming back to life, vampires, magic rings, etc., but what about a world in which a real-world problem was to go away? A science-fiction one-shot titled Our Love is Real will explore just such a world, one that has had five years of a vaccine that eradicated AIDS. In this comic's world, humans and dogs are falling in love, "plantsexuals" are running rampant in the street for equal rights, and crystals are no longer just used for jewelry.
While this new book focuses on a global issue, a riot cop is the center of this 24-page one-shot. Illustrated in black and white by illustrator Steven Sanders (Uncanny X-Men) , the writing duties will come from the hands of Sam Humphries, who wrote Fraggle Rock for Archaia and CBGB: The Comic Book for Boom! Studios. While the series is only being sold in a few places, with a number of 300 being available, it will be available online here. Also, if you happen to be in the vicinity of one of the stores listed below, swing by and pick up a copy!
LOS ANGELES – HOLLYWOOD Meltdown Comics & Collectables 7522 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90046 (323) 851-7223 meltcomics.com
LOS ANGELES – SANTA CLARITA Brave New World Comics 22722 Lyons Avenue #6 Newhall, CA 91321 (661) 259-4745 bravenewworldcomics.com
LOS ANGELES – SILVER LAKE Secret Headquarters 3817 West Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90026 (323) 666-2228 thesecretheadquarters.com
NEW YORK CITY Desert Island 540 Metropolitan Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 388-5087 desertislandbrooklyn.com
PORTLAND Floating World Comics 20 NW 5th Ave #101 Portland, OR 97209 (503) 241-0227 floatingworldcomics.com
SAN FRANCISCO Isotope Comics 326 Fell Street San Francisco, CA 94102 (415) 621-6543 isotopecomics.com
TORONTO The Beguiling 601 Markham Street Toronto, ON M6G 2L7, Canada (416) 533-9168 beguiling.com