Marvel comics Wolverine character (well, a parallel Wolverine in a parallel dimension, which is where the X-Treme X-Men series takes place) was revealed to be gay last week, Bleeding Cool reports.
Immigration enforcement doesn't care if X-Man Northstar save American lives for a living; he's a Canadian citizen and his recent marriage to American Kyle Jinadu does nothing to change that fact. That's thanks to DOMA, which prohibits the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages.
And as you see in the screenshot above (click to expand), those immigration officials come knocking in the latest issue of Marvel's Astonishing X-Men. Northstar happens to be out fighting villains when they call, but no doubt this fictional ICE will make another appearance in months to come. Unless our real world heroes can use their powers to finally overturn the discriminatory law, of course.
The latest issue of Marvel's Astonishing X-Men came out last week and recently wedded couple Northstar and Kyle Jinadu do not appear to be experiencing marital bliss because Northstar is constantly trying to save the world. That can put a strain on things.
The men only married a few issues back, but it seems the series' writers may be plotting a breakup — or at least an emotional test — over the next few months. Movies don't typically show meaningless scenes and neither do comic books and Kyle hopping on his computer the moment Northstar seems like some "ManHunt" foreshadowing or something.
Pop the image out for a closer look at Northstar and Kyle's latest scene.
Comic fans celebrating the recent marriage of gay X-Man Northstar and his boyfriend may be interested to know that Mike Perkins, the artist who drew the historic edition of Astonishing X-Men, is currently auctioning pages from that issue over at eBay.
There are multiple pages available, but as Bleeding Cool points out, the one seen above is getting the most bids. Current highest bid: $284. What a bargain.
See what the full page looks like AFTER THE JUMP.
As Marvel Superhero Northstar Weds His Boyfriend, Gay 'X-Men' Fans Follow Suit at NYC Comic Book Store
X-Men super-fans Scott Everhart, 39, and Jason Welker, 33 were selected from more than 50 applicants to tie the knot at NYC's Midtown Comics in honor of the release of Astonishing X-Men No. 51, in which gay superhero Northstar marries his boyfriend Kyle.
The above photo was posted a short time ago at Midtown Comics' Tumblr.
The NYT profiled the couple yesterday:
The couple had been talking about marriage this spring, but Ohio does not allow same-sex marriages. Then Mr. Everhart, a site manager at an adult day care center, stumbled onto a notice about the Midtown Comics event. “I didn’t say anything to Jason until they notified me and said they were interested and going to interview us,” he said. “That’s when I broke the news to him and kind of proposed at the same time.”
“It’s a huge step for us as a couple, but also for us in the community,” said Mr. Welker, an architect. The men plan to have a follow-up ceremony in Ohio for friends and family who could not make it to New York on such short notice. “My brother will be really angry with me if he doesn’t get to be my best man,” Mr. Welker said.
The editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics Axel Alonso is speaking out about the new issue:
Alonso said the marriage of X-Men hero Northstar and his long-term boyfriend Kyle reflected real life and was inspired by the legalisation of same-sex marriage in New York. Warning the marriage was "only the start of the story," he even hinted the characters may face a historic divorce further down the line. He said the storylines were written with readers in mind, and were a deliberate effort to show that "characters live in the same world we do."