When people ask you to “save the date” for a wedding they’re usually a little more specific than giving you an entire month. Especially, as comic goers, we’ll be looking at stuff like Avengers Vs X-Men, Before Watchmen and Jupiter’s Children. Still, Marvel is asking is to forget all that and just clear our schedules to concentrate on reading Astonishing X-Men #51, by Marjorie Liu and Mike Perkins.
Well, I suppose it is a same-sex wedding after all… Northstar and his partner Kyle. I look forward to One Million Moms’ response.
Believe it or not, this possibility of JP and Kyle marrying doesn’t exactly have me all asquee. There are multiple reasons for it — some dealing with characterization, some dealing with depictions of queer characters — and I will get into them later. But the largest and most immediate this this:
SUPERHERO WEDDINGS HAVE AN ENORMOUS LIKELIHOOD OF TURNING OUT WELL FOR NO ONE!
If JP and Kyle aren’t wearing kevlar under their tuxes, then they’re both idiots.