Marvel comics has first gay marriage, and DC plan to out someone
After the news last week that an established character at DC Comics will be revealed as gay fairly soon, Marvel has gone one step further
and decided that one of their characters is getting married to his boyfriend.
Gay superhero Northstar, real name Jean-Paul Beaubier,
proposes to his long term partner Kyle Jinadu in Issue 50 of ‘Astonishing X-Men’
which hit the shelves yesterday.
They will be getting married next month in Issue 51 (don’t hang
around do they?).
The scene sees Jean-Paul get down on one knee and says ‘I'm asking
you to marry me.’
Well, I suppose he was in his civilian gear – but we were
expecting something a bit more...superhero style? Nothing says I love you like
writing ‘marry me’ in the sky with fire, or something.
Of course, Northstar isn’t the only gay in the comic book
village, he came out twenty years ago. DC’s Batwoman features a gay character, and inside sources
say they are ready to out another.
Batman? Robin? Superman? Aquaman? Wonderwoman?
We expect Stan Lee or Northstar to record an Out4Marriage
video quite soon.