Jun. 8th, 2012

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This will only make sense to those of you who read comics and know who the X-Men and Northstar are. So to clarify a bit, Northstar is an openly gay superhero who used to be a member of Alpha Flight and is now a member of the X-Men. He is getting married to his boyfriend Kyle in the next issue of whichever X-Men comic they are in, a first in comics history. There is a variant cover that has me worried.

At first glance the cover (an image of pictures of the various other superhero marriages and the two people involved) is a bit sweet. Unless you know the history of all of these couple. There are eleven couples, including Northstar and Kyle plus one BIG empty panel.

Of those other ten couples only TWO of them are still happily together: Reed and Sue and Luke and Jessica.

The others?

Storm and Black Panther: estranged
Professor X and Lilandra: she's dead
Yellowjacket/Ant Man and Wasp: she's dead
Mantis and Swordsman: one of them is dead, I think he is but it's a weird story
Namor and Marrina: he killed her when she was driven insane, she's back but not the same
Cyclops and Madelyne Pryor: she became a villain and was killed
Quicksilver and Crystal: separated if not divorced
Vision and Scarlet Witch: she went insane and killed him, he's back but has kicked her to the curb.

I think I have reason to be worried. Kyle's probably going to go nuts and try to kill everyone or something resulting in his death - I call Humanity First or whatever they are called now.


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