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“We’re Here, We’re Queer, Get… Oh, We’re Going” [Opinion]

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I hold Marvel's gay characters in special affection. I love them because they're Marvel characters -- flawed, freaky, forever young. I love them because they're gay characters; they live and love and fear and lust like I do. That's an aspect of fiction that I never got to enjoy when I was a kid.

But, reader; I worry. These characters are currently enjoying a moment in the spotlight, but what if it's only a passing beat? What if these characters -- and their lesbian and bisexual cohort -- only exist as a temporary corrective to the medium's, the genre's and the publisher's past shortcomings? What if the desire to make that correction passes, and the gay characters fade away?

What if it's just a phase?

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Parting Shot: Cosplayers Get Married In ‘Astonishing X-Men’ Cover Recreation [Video]

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Awww. A couple of comic fans took advantage of the Marvel Universe cosplayer gathering at last weekend's Dragon*Con in Atlanta to recreate the famous Dustin Weaver cover for Astonishing X-Men #51, depicting the marriage between Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle Jindau. The couple, whose names we can't quite ma

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Comics Pride: 50 Comics and Characters That Resonate with LGBT Readers

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We are not the mainstream.

That's a truth understood by anyone who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered or in any other way queer. We are not the audience. We are not the market. We are not the

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Link Ink: Unpublished Frazetta Sketches, Moore Movies and Anti-Venom Action

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Upcoming: Vanguard Publishing has announced that the hardcover edition of The Frazetta Sketchbook will arrive in stores on December 26 and include 160 pages of previously unpublished drawings and painting preliminaries by the artist.

Controversy: It appea

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Parting Shot: Couple Wed At Midtown Comics On ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #51 Release Date

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This week's Astonishing X-Men #51 was historic for Marvel Comics for showing the publisher's first gay wedding (between Northstar and his boyfriend Kyle), but it was an even bigger milestone for real Ohio couple Scott Everhart and Jason Welker, who won Midtown Comics' contest for a free wedding in New York City to coincide with the release of the comic. The couple met online about a year ago and bonded over Everhart's

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Exclusive Alpha Flight Minimates Box Set Coming to Comic-Con

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Northstar has been a big name in the news of late, what with the hero getting married to his boyfriend Kyle in this week's Astonishing X-Men #50, and now the rest of his Alpha Flight teammates can share in the spotlight to a degree with Action Figure Xpress announcing its San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Alpha Fligh

Surprising No One, ‘One Million Moms’ Is Mad About Gay X-Men

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On one level, like Marvel's announcement of Northstar's impending marriage and DC's teasers about a character coming out of the closet are designed to stir up interest and controversy, so it's not much of a surprise when the reactio

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Phil Noto’s Northstar Wedding Cover: Beautiful Art, Terrible Omen

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The great Phil Noto is a master at catching those little moments of empathy. He excels at finding pathos in characters' faces, at capturing that tiny flicker of the eyes, that small turn of the mouth or tilt of the head, the moment that expresses the soul of character. He's awesome, is what we're saying. And that makes him a great choice for

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Northstar’s Nuptials: The Only Same-Sex Marriage I’m Opposed To [Opinion]

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Northstar is getting married to his boyfriend Kyle. Rumors have been circulating for a while, but yesterday Whoopi Goldberg and the ladies of The View confirmed it. Said Goldberg; "In Astonishing X-Men #50, openly gay X-Man Northstar will propose to his boyfriend Kyle, with a ga

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Northstar of the X-Men Proposes To His Boyfriend In This Week’s ‘Astonishing X-Men’ #50

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This week, Marvel has once again requested the honor of your presence at the wedding of two characters, and while a super-hero marriage is always a pretty big affair, this one is going a little further. In t

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