Gay Wedding Bells Are Gonna Chime In The Pages Of X-Men

Marvel Comics has been teasing a wedding for Astonishing X-Men #51, out in June, and according to comics site Newsarama, it’s going to be mutant speedster Northstar and his boyfriend, Kyle, who get hitched.

It makes sense — new Astonishing X-Men writer Marjorie Liu has established that Northstar will be part of the book’s cast, and a same-sex marriage would show that Marvel is willing to take the same progressive step that Archie took recently, in marrying off Kevin Keller in their alternate future title Life with Archie.

On a practical level it makes sense, too: Currently, the X-Men are based in San Francisco where, alas, same-sex marriage isn’t legal. But Northstar is Canadian—he could race Kyle up to Quebec, tie the knot and return to base in the time it takes Wolverine to pop his claws.