Gay Marvel Superhero Wedding of the Year; DC Green with envy

Howdy Toasters!

Northstar & Kyle Wedding
Northstar & Kyle Wedding

Today I bring you Super(hero) news from the Marvel Universe..

As we spread messages of change and fight for equality in countries worldwide, the Marvel Universe is one step ahead in the GLBT equality game (yes.. “technically” not 100% accurate as we have equality in some countries, but not enough of them… so just make like the Silver Surfer and barrel through the facts ok).

 Northstar ( aka Jean-Paul Beaubier), who entered the Marvel universe in 1992, is speeding to the alter to marry his long term boyfriend Kyle.. and they even have their own wedding kiss cover to celebrate their Superlove! (insert “hot gay geek” squeal here).

Astonishing X-Men Number 50, in which Northstar proposes to Kyle, is at your local comic book store now so go and get it! (or to buy online click here ). You gotta admit, it’s pretty cool.

Now Northstar & Kyle aren’t the first or the only gay superheroes or villians to appear in comics. You may be surprised to know that both Marvel & DC have sizeable GLBT communities, even if only in less high profile characters. The smaller publishers, like Dark Horse (where Buffy started her Vampire Slaying) also have GLBT members in their worlds, like Buffy’s bestie Willow.
DC Comics are also ramping up their GLBT visibility, perhaps in response to Marvel, by rewriting the story and character of the Green Lantern.  Alan Scott, the first human Green Lantern (before Hal Jordan who you might know from the movie), is being relaunched as an openly gay man, living with his partner Sam.
green lantern, Alan Scott & BF Sam
green lantern, Alan Scott & BF Sam

  

  click to read more about DC’s Green Lantern (Alan Scott) being relaunched as a gay man

I know, Amaze! Who knew the geeks were actually the supercool cats all along! (we the geeks, of course, have always known this…glad to see everyone else is finally catching up)

I’d love to have some inclusions from Australian comic book publishers but couldn’t find any info… Might call Lois Lane and get her to investigate…. I’ll let you know what we find. In the mean time, to learn more about the GLBT universes of Superheroes, the catalogues of Marvel & DC gay characters are below.

*Beware: you might find one you love and start your own collection…

Break out the Butter….. ill be back real soon (today’s toast served with tomato & basil bruschetta… a great wedding style canape)

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3 thoughts on “Gay Marvel Superhero Wedding of the Year; DC Green with envy

  1. I liked your article but in the race for the dc and marvel publicity war I wanted to clarify a couple of things. About a month ago I was front row at the dc comics press conference in london. One of the viewers asked scott snyder (batman swamp thing writer) and dc co publisher dan didio about lgbt content and it was there that they made a new major announcement for the new but established dc character to come out. Interestingly xmen 50 and earth 2 both went to print roughly within aweek or so of each other both with same sex wedding proposals so no real winner there in the lgbt firsts. But, for a same sexwedding itself then astonishing xmen 51 will get there first. From my day at the dc conference they said they were fully comitted to the lgbt communities and as a testament to this with the 10 comics I subscribe to each month my lgbt faves are batwoman; she has a female partner but its her mature story that has me hooked, in teen titans one of the leading teenheroes is gay and there is green lantern of earth 2. This diverse tapestry of leading lgbt heroes cover the range of genders and ethnicity and im sure you’ll agree is good for communities Their stories are sincere, rich and part of dc comics long term strategy to be inclusive.
    Just so the aussies dont feel excluded craig , the actual artist drawing the gay green lantern is nicola scott a genuine aussie herself. Although the aussie comic industry is mostly low level independent publications some of the best aussie artists and writers are currently being used by dc comics and Idw ; nicola scott and shane mccarthy are two of the hottest in my opinion. And if thats not enough I heard that Captain boomerang is making a comic book comeback soon. As you know ive been reading comics since 1986 with a small break whilst I was studying in the 90’s and with all this diversity and breath and scope in todays comicbooks I can definitely say that comic book Culture is definitely heading into a new golden age

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    1. A. HI MICHEAL!!!
      Hope all’s well 🙂
      B.
      I gotta say I’ve been curious who actually led these two gay storyline ‘syncronisities’…shall we say.. And how long each has been in development.

      I’d heard about green lantern recently, but only fairly softly… But not of Northstar… at all. As if by some divine superpower his wedding was well and truly in the marketing machine and off to Store before you could ask ‘who’s the top?’ ( sorry to lower the tone but, um, unbreakable habits 😦

      Marvel ( & Disney ..shhh) may have lagged in creative and sent Miss Marvel & the marketing machine in late & loud to grab the Hell Boy by the horns and leap into the Gift registry quickly.

      DC might have had the concept in dev too long, were too slow to kick off a strong campaign or underestimated the determination of a queen who’s about to be outshone. Lol

      It may be the reverse… Unlikely noting your comment.

      I’m just happy to see both raising these needed profiles & hope that any possible corporate game play doesn’t take away the importance or longevity of the messages these two have the potential to deliver.

      Note: this post was bought to you by a kicking in Xanax on the way to bed. That will explain anything nonsensical.

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