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Marvel Comics plans wedding for gay hero
Marvel Comics plans wedding for gay hero

Wedding bells will ring this summer for Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, super speedster Northstar.

The New York-based publisher said Tuesday that Canadian character Jean-Paul Beaubier will marry his beau, Kyle Jinadu, in the pages of Astonishing X-Men No. 51, due out June 20.

Northstar revealed he was gay in the pages of Alpha Flight No. 106 in 1992. He was one of Marvel's first characters to do so.

Since then, numerous comic book heroes and villains have been identified as gay, lesbian or transgender.

The author of the series, Marjorie Liu, says the decision to have the pair marry was fitting, noting that the relationship between Kyle and Northstar has grown in recent years.