Who says mutant superheroes can’t get gay married? In the 50th issue of Marvel Comics’s Astonishing X-Men, the gay mutant hero Northstar proposes to his boyfriend, Kyle, and a same-sex wedding with everyone’s favorite superheroes on the guest list is expected next month. Marvel’s editor in chief, Axel Alonso, says gay marriage is just another aspect of real life that he hopes will enrich his stories, in which most of the characters reside in New York, where gay marriage is legal. But he doesn’t expect the wedding to go off without a hitch. “Whenever you tell a story that touches upon an issue people are passionate about, you open yourself up to controversy and some very heated comments,” he told USA Today.
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