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.
Avengers: The Children’s Crusade #8 Summary, part four
spoilers! big spoilers!
CRUSADE #7 sparks a war between the Avengers and the X-Men over the fate of The Scarlet Witch. It also reveals the fate of the de-powered mutants, the secret origin of Wanda’s latent reality-altering powers, and the hidden truth about her involvement in “Avengers: Disassembled” and House of M. It also features the debut of a powerful new super hero in the Marvel Universe.
Issue #8 tells the story of the final, bloody battle between the Avengers, the X-Men, and X-Factor over the fate of The Scarlet Witch, whose tragic outcome will be the death of an Avenger.
Issue #9 deals with the aftermath of that death and the loss of several other heroes, as well. It sets the stage for the next big Marvel Universe event and spins the Young Avengers off in a brand-new direction." -