Well, that was quick. And not exactly a testimonial to gay guys embracing the “sanctity” of marriage. Marvel Comics’ gay X-Man Northstar recently tied the knot in the first gay wedding in comic book history. Vows were exchanged, rice was thrown, and even Wolverine cried happy tears for Jean-Paul (Northstar’s real name – he’s French-Canadian) and his new husband Kyle. That was only a couple of issues ago. The NEW issue of Astonishing X-Men hit the comics shops this week. In it, Northstar goes off to save the world and Kyle takes out his laptop and logs onto Manhunt! Check out the bottom panel!
Writer Marjorie Liu must have some gay friends, cuz’ she obviously knows what’s what. Comic book superteams are always chock full of soapy drama, so hopefully this is just a bump in the road for the gay mutant and his non-powered hubbie.
UPDATE: It’s true. We found Kyle’s Manhunt profile. Sad.
– J. Harvey