Marvel Comics Reveals Gay Wedding Plot In Astonishing X-Men
Posted on Wed May 23, 2012 09:20 AM PDT

marvel-comics-plans-gay-wedding-plot-in-astonishing-x-men200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (x17online) - Marvel broke barriers in 1992 when they introduced their first gay character Northstar. Now, 20 years later, Northstar is back as he is set to wed his partner Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51.

The new comic, which hits stores June 20, marks the first time the controversial issue has been added to the popular medium.

"When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York State. Northstar is the first openly gay character in comics and he's been in a longterm relationship with his partner Kyle so the big question was – how would this change his relationship?," Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso said to Rolling Stone. "Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world. We've been doing that for decades, and this is just the latest expression of that."