For gay comic-book fans, Wednesday was more important than Pride Sunday will be. After all, Pride comes every year—how many times do gay super-heroes get married?
To celebrate the release of Astonishing X-Men #51, when gay speedster Northstar married his longtime boyfriend, Midtown Comics in New York’s Financial District hosted real weddings for two gay-male couples, Scott Everhart and Jason Welker and Khris Wilson and Chris Orme.
The men tied the knot beneath a banner showing Northstar and Kyle doing the same, GLAAD’s Peter Kaiser reports. After they got hitched, Walker and Everhart (above) cut into a wedding cake adorned with scenes from other Marvel Comics weddings made out of fondant.
There were some indications this was a gay wedding—the band played “It’s Raining Men”—and some that it was a comics-nerd wedding as well—the theme song from the old Spider-Man cartoon was also played.
After the ceremony, the guys slipped their marriage certificate in a Mylar plastic bag with packing board to keep it in mint condition.
Click through for more images from the Walker-Everhart wedding at Midtown Comics