Wednesday, May 30, 2012

‘X-Men’ gay marriage: Marvel Comics superhero proposes to his boyfriend

LEFT IS THE BEST will be the "Best Man" and Father Michael Pfleger will perform the marriage ceremony.
Northstar, Marvel’s first openly gay hero, is going to tie the knot with his boyfriend in mainstream superhero comics’ first same-sex wedding in an upcoming issue of “Astonishing X-Men.”

The announcement comes on the heels of DC co-publisher Dan DiDio’s revelation that an iconic DC character will reveal he is gay in a June issue, joining prominent lesbian character Batwoman beneath the rainbow banner.

Northstar, whose real name is Jean-Paul Beaubier, is a Canadian mutant whose superhuman abilities allow him to move and fly at supersonic speeds. He’s also a professional skier, Olympian, novelist and businessman who made his debut in “Alpha Flight” #10 in 1984. He openly revealed his sexuality eight years later, in 1992′s issue #106, and officially joined the X-Men in 2002.

In “Astonishing X-Men” #50, set to hit comic shop shelves Wednesday, Northstar proposes to his boyfriend, Kyle Jinadu, a fellow snowsports enthusiast who possesses no superpowers. The couple will seal the deal in issue #51 (see the preview above), slated for a June 20 release.

“The story of Northstar and Kyle is universal, and at the core of everything I write: a powerful love between two people who have to fight for it against all odds,” said comic writer Marjorie Liu in a statement. “This is the quintessential Marvel story, one that blends the modern world with the fantasy of superheroes in order to tell an exciting story that begins with a wedding and continues in ways you can’t imagine.”

Although Northstar’s story marks Marvel’s first gay wedding, the X-Men comics are known for tackling civil rights — including gay, lesbian and transgender issues — in their panels. Much has been made of the parallels between the mutant outsiders of the comics and gay youngsters grappling with identity and stigma. Other gay and bisexual Marvel characters include Mystique, Colossus (the Ultimate version), Destiny, Karma and Graymalkin.

“The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window, so we strive to make sure our characters, relationships and stories are grounded in that reality,” Marvel’s editor in chief, Axel Alonso, said in a statement.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ill assume Northstar will tear open Kyle's shitpipe with his supercock!

Anonymous said...

ASTONISHING!

Anonymous said...

Wait, the Co-publishers' name is Dan DiDio, really???

Anonymous said...

Commander Mummmbles & Chief hillbilly walrus whale ass are proud of the X-men gay marriage..

Anonymous said...

ALAWAYS HAD MY MISGIVINGS ABOUT BATMAN =AND ROBIN LIVING IN A CAVE TOGETHER, NEVER SAW ANY HOT COMIC BOOK CHICKS RUNNIG AROUND AND A ENGLISH LIVE IN BUTLER, WTF,AND DONT GET ME STARTED ON RED RYDER WITH WITH A LITTLE INDIAN KID HE CALLED LITTLE BEAVER RUNNING AROUND THE WOODS SHOOTING OFF BB GUNS AT EACH OTHER,

Anonymous said...

The marriage will not be performed at Saint Sabina Church, but instead will be performed at Dawes Park, 8000 S. Damen ave, where Father P. coached z young Leftisthebest when he was a young seminarian at Quigley South. No lie.

I Voted For Obama said...

All Canadian mutants voted for Obama.

Anonymous said...

How will those two comic fags fight the new villain SUPER AIDS?

What is Northstar's power? Deep throating cock? Can his super ass absorb more semen then the average queer? Marvel needs to come clean on the listed superpower rundown.

No poppers and meth for those two 'newlyweds' I hope.

At least the comic is still X-Men and not XXX-Men. Hate to see the images inside the latter.

Will the Archie comic fags stop by at the reception?

I thought when Obama was in the Spiderman issues awhile back that he was the firs fag 'superhero'...

Anonymous said...

jughead archie betty and veronica will stop by the reception and perform unnatural acts on all guests, its a win win situation.

Anonymous said...

where Father P. coached z young Leftisthebest when he was a young seminarian at Quigley South.

Like Penn State 'coached' their young admirers.
Didn't realize Leftisbest was a butt pirate (or preacher) and now it all makes sense.

I Voted For Obama said...

Even I know that Superman was D.C. and Spiderman was Marvel.