- Posted by Johanna on May 22, 2012 at 3:01 pm
- Category: Comic News
Equal marriage rights may still be a political hot potato, but the best sign that the younger generation doesn’t have a problem, even welcomes them, is how comic companies are getting publicity by announcing gay weddings.
At the beginning of this year, Archie Comics released Life With Archie #16, in which Kevin Keller, their gay character created by Dan Parent and introduced in late 2010, married his boyfriend. Clay Walker was also Kevin’s physical therapist, as Kevin was injured serving his country in the military (just to stack the deck with patriotism).
Today, Marvel Comics placed a short mention on The View (like Marvel, ABC is a Disney company) about the upcoming Astonishing X-Men #50 (out tomorrow!), in which Northstar will propose to his boyfriend Kyle.
They need the publicity because I doubt anyone would suspect that cover, a generic hero battle shot by Dustin Weaver with a chick in front falling out of her costume, of containing that kind of content. (Who’s bird-head-girl anyway?) The interior page shown is by Mike Perkins, and I wish Kyle looked more pleased, less like he was disgusted and freaked out.
The actual wedding will take place in Astonishing X-Men #51, out next month. Covers are by Dustin Weaver and Marko Djurdjevic; I’m not sure who did the one provided here.
Northstar, created by Chris Claremont and John Byrne, came out in 1992, so now, twenty years later, he gets to solemnize his love. That’s nice.