There will be gay wedding in upcoming issue of X-Men comic book

Northstar will marry his boyfriend in issue that ships June 20

There will be gay wedding in upcoming issue of X-Men comic book
11 April 2012

Following in the footsteps of a gay wedding in a mega-selling issue of Life With Archie, Marvel Comics confirmed this week that X-Man Northstar will marry his boyfriend, Kyle, in the June issue of Astonishing X-Men #51.

Northstar is a former mutant member of Alpha Flight and was the first character in the X-Men franchise to ever come out as gay. Northstar gains superhuman powers through his mutation and he uses them for the betterment of society.

The website Bleeding Cool reports that the gay wedding issue will ship on June 20 and that the proposal will take place in the previous issue, Astonishing X-Men #51, on sale May 23.

According to the site, some retailers are already saving the date and are hosting special wedding events in their stores.

Northstar first said the words "I am gay" in a 1992 issue of Alpha Flight #106 which sold out in a week. Previously, his apparent lack of interest in women was implied to be due to his obsessive drive to win as a ski champion.

But his sexuality was not focused on in the rest of the Alpha Flight series. It wasn't until Northstar joined X-Men as a regular in 2002. His relationship with Kyle, a sports manager at his company, was revealed in 2009.

Last month, a wedding between the Life With Archie characters of Kevin Keller and Dr. Clay Walker. A very public protest by the anti-gay group One Million Moms appeared to have inadvertantly help sell out the issue.

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