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Gay Duo “Core Romantic Couple” Of Marvel’s “Young Avengers”

With the success of the Avengers movie, it’s not surprising Marvel is putting renewed focus on its Avengers comics with spin-offs like Young Avengers, about a teen of young superheroes who haven’t quite reached the level of Captain America or Iron Man.

Joining Kid Loki, Miss America and Marvel Boy are Wiccan and Hulkling, one of mainstream comics’ most prominent (and cutest) gay couples.

Wiccan and Hulking were actually a part of an earlier Young Avengers title  created by gay screenwriter Allan Heinberg that ended some years back.

In that run, nearly every member of the team was dating, flirting or pining for a teammate. But in the revamped title, writer Kieron Gillen says, they will be the “core romantic couple of Young Avengers.”

Gillen warns, though, that Wiccan will make a big mistake that threatens his relationship with the shapeshifting Hulkling. Do they have Grindr in the Marvel Universe?

Hopefully whatever roadblocks they face won’t be permanent, since Young Avengers artist James McKelvie is also a fan of the dynamic duo: “I love drawing the two of them, their interactions. The emotional stuff as well as the punching,” he says.”

 Young Avengers #1 hits stores January 23

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4 Comments

  • Mjl-428

    It’s a shame Cassie had to die and Eli quit. but what happened to Thomas? and I know that this is about Wiccan and Hulkling but don’t forget about Hawkeye(female). If you’re gonna cover the young avengers…. Get. It. Right.

  • JohnPae

    @Mjl-428: Kate Bishop has been a recurring character in the male Hawkeye series. I don’t know what they’re going to be doing with Thomas but I’m sure they’re not going to just write him out. Especially since their mother is back in the picture

  • Mjl-428

    @JohnPae: oh I where she’s been, I just don’t want queerty leaving her out while listing the others, even if it’s just a mention. it’s one of my little pet peeves considering marvel doesn’t do too much with a lot of their teen superheroes

  • darkorient

    Hulkling + Wiccan = cuteness!

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