X-Men is about to have its first gay wedding!
Just the other day I posted about DC comics announcing that one of its established comic characters were about to come out of the closet, and now more LGBT news is rock’n the comic-universe with the announcement that X-Men Will will featuring its first ever gay wedding!
Often reflecting America’s cultural and Political developments, with Obama recently voicing his support on same-sex marriage, this announcement couldn’t have come at a more perfect time.
X-Men character Northstar was Marvels’s first gay superhero. The character was introduced to the world n 1979. However, his sexuality was only inferred until 1992, when in Alpha Flight issue 106 his outing caused an unsuspecting media and fan frenzy. Since then the character has evolved through story lines that saw him adopting a baby with AIDS, mentoring a gay mutant, and releasing a tell-all book about being a gay mutant. Now this most recent progression in the character’s story arc sees him now tying the knot with his long-time civilian partner Kyle.
Huffington Post reports Marvel’s Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonsoexplaining what brought the writers to deciding that Northstar would take upon this Marvel milestone.
“When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised a question, since most of our heroes reside in that state: How would Northstar, the first openly gay character in comics, respond to this new development? Would it change his long-term relationship with his partner, Kyle? Marvel Comics are best when they respond to developments in the real world, and this is just the latest expression of that.”
First Archie, now X-Men, one can only wonder where the next gay wedding will pop up!