Writer: Andy Mangels
Illustrator: Mike Deodato, Sr.
Lettering: Vickie Williams
Coloring: Scott Rockwell
Editor: George Broderick, Jr.


Volume No. 1

Issue No. 9

February 1993

Quantum Leap ™ & 1992 Universal City Studios, Inc




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June 22, 1969
Massachusetts Correctional Facility for Women
& New York City, New York

In the comic book sequel to the episode "Goodnight Dear Heart," Sam leaps into Stephanie Haywood, a lesbian woman who was involved in an accidental murder on another leap. Just out of prison, Stephanie has become a photographer who may quickly become famous. Sam must help a transsexual man fight the system to further the cause of homosexuals which ends up at the historical Stonewall Inn, a turning point for the gay and lesbian movement.

Summary by mshirley27

Andy Mangels writes a sequel to the second season episode, "Goodnight, Dear Heart"! After serving twelve years in prison for manslaughter, Stephanie Haywood is released from the Massachusetts Correctional Facility for Women, June 22, 1969.

Stephanie may end up a successful photographer; or, she may be sent back to prison for violating parole by being involved in the Stonewall Inn riots.

airdave's Quantum Leap #9 - Up Against a Stonewall review

Y'Say Y'Wanta Revolution, Well Y'know...

Andy Mangels writes a very special sequel to the Quantum Leap second season episode, "Goodnight, Dear Heart". The episode inadvertently portrayed a lesbian in a negative light. Mangels' story "puts write what once went wrong". He uses the character Stephanie Haywood and The Stonewall Riots to show that the GLBQT community needs the same rights as women and minorities.

The story opens with Stephanie just released from prison after serving her full sentence for manslaughter. The judge gave no option for parole. Mangels shows at every turn the prejudice and discrimination that the community faces. The community is much like Lee and Kirby's Uncanny X-Men, living in a world that fears and hates them.

A huge step is acceptance.

Sam faces the challenge of helping Stephanie become a successful photographer; or, going back to prison for violating parole by being involved in the riots. SPOILER ALERT: Mangels script has Sam take photos of The Stonewall raid. It's a small, but important step forward.

C. Winston Taylor's cover is a collage of the characters that Sam has leaped into. A few of the faces on the cover are Ryan White, Michael Gross and Alan Jackson. It's not as eye-catching as previous covers. Still, it is unique.