Exclusive – Meet The Cast Of Andrew Wheeler’s Queer-Led “Love And War”

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A ComiXology Originals title, writer Andrew Wheeler’s queer-led five-part miniseries Love And War is a romantic sports comedy featuring a cast you can’t help but become invested in. Read on to learn more about them!

The premise of Love And War takes you to the Aster Academy School for Arts and Sport, where Tug-of-War is the game of champions. The story has Domo, described as a shy, heavy-set boy, becoming co-captain of the Aster Academy team along with co-captain Jocasta. Can Domo work with Jocasta to lead the team to victory?

Not only that, but Domo also has to deal with the romantic feelings he harbors for Gabriel and the shift in his school life due to the arrival of a new recruit named Emil.

As someone who has read an advanced review copy of Love And War issue 1, I’m telling you all right now that you are NOT READY for all the feelings! Domo is so precious!!! Wheeler’s got the teen romantic drama vibe down! I can’t wait to talk about the debut issue in my upcoming written review!

Anyway, without further ado, here’s the cast of Love And War!

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Domo (Image: comiXology Originals/PR)

Dominik ‘Domo’ Novak

Domo is devoted to his sport and proud of his level-headedness, but he’s been in a spiral ever since Gabriel kissed him, and he worries about keeping his feet on the ground.

Studies: Sports performance, health sciences.

Clubs: Tug-of-war.

Voted “Most Dependable.”

Jocasta Love And War issue 1
Jocasta (Image: comiXology Originals/PR)

Jocasta ‘Jo’ Nicolaides

A hard-working fitness nerd, and Domo’s rival for the captaincy. Her competitiveness is starting to grate on her girlfriend, Nessa.

Studies: Sports performance, coaching and management.

Clubs: Tug-of-war.

Voted “Most Likely to Break a World Record.”

Nessa Love And War Issue 1
Nessa (Image: comiXology Originals/PR)

Vanessa “Nessa” Howell

Outspoken punk who can’t decide if self-respect will come from fighting for her love or fighting for her independence.

Studies: Political science, history.

Clubs: Tug-of-war, debate, student government.

Voted “Most Likely to Lead a Protest.”

Gabe Love And War Issue 1
Gabe (Image: comiXology Originals/PR)

Gabriel “Gabe” Diaz

A superstar from a family of Olympians, Gabriel is a high achiever, but his father wants him to follow a different path.

Studies: Health sciences, coaching and management.

Clubs: Tug-of-war, poetry.

Voted “Most Inspirational.”

Emil Love And War Issue 1
Emil (Image: comiXology Originals/PR)

Emil Vargas

A flamboyant ballet student who thinks that team sports are silly, and the spotlight doesn’t need to be shared — but Domo’s passion intrigues him!

Studies: General Studies.

Clubs: Tug-of-war, anime/manga.

Voted “Best Dressed.”

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Coach Toth (Image: comiXology Originals/PR)

Coach Szandra Toth

Coach Toth is meticulous, enthusiastic, and demanding of the students on her tug-of-war team.

Two-Time World Champion

Olympic Silver Medalist

Rosecastle Order of Merit.

With Wheeler as the writer, Love And War features art by Killian Ng and Guillermo Saavedra, letters by Aditya Bidikar and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, colors by C.R. Chua, and edits by Allison O’Toole.

You can read a preview of the first issue here.

And if interested, you can grab a copy of the debut issue (released today) from Amazon. Take note; if you happen to have an Amazon Prime, Kindle Unlimited, and a comiXology Unlimited account, the Comixology Originals titles are available for free.

I highly recommend that you read this one!

Author: Farid-ul-Haq

Farid has a Double Masters in Psychology and Biotechnology as well as an M.Phil in Molecular Genetics. He is the author of numerous books including Missing in Somerville, and The Game Master of Somerville. He gives us insight into comics, books, TV shows, anime/manga, video games, and movies.

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