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nenena ([personal profile] nenena) wrote2012-05-22 06:08 pm

Speaking of Marvel comics....

Whoopi Goldberg announced on The View today that JP is going to propose to Kyle in tomorrow's issue of Astonishing X-Men and that the two will be wed in June's issue.

So Marvel is going to have their first official on-panel gay marriage. :D

HEY MARVEL COMICS YOU KNOW WHAT? Since you're going all-out to ride this wave of gay marriage publicity and you've got this awesome Avengers fanbase just dying to throw money at you right now... You know what you should do?

You should make a Young Avengers cartoon. That's what you should do. And I know that I just said the same thing yesterday, but come on! Young Avengers features one of the best portrayals of gay teen relationship in either Marvel or DC canon. It would be an enormous and important step in the right direction if Wiccan and Hulkling could star in a mainstream cartoon series.

Having a gay marriage in the official Marvel comics canon is an awesome and amazing thing, no doubt about it. Here's hoping that someday (possibly soon?) Marvel is ready to take the next step and include a gay relationship in one of their cartoon shows.

No but seriously you guys Young Avengers is such perfect, perfect material for a cartoon adaptation. Absolutely perfect.

[identity profile] 2012-05-23 05:21 am (UTC)(link)
It's so weird to me that I'm old enough now to be able look back on things and say, "You know, I remember when...there was no way in hell any U.S. comic book would possibly entertain the notion that a character might be attracted to another character that might possibly be of the same sex." I don't read much Marvel, but it has just come to my attention that I should have been watching for YOUNG ALLIES since I guess Firestar made an appearance? She was the X-men character I felt a longstanding affinity for. Anyway, this is me commenting on an unprotected dreamwidth entry using my OpenID ^_^. I do have a dreamwidth unique account, which is under my typical userid of "imorca."

[identity profile] 2012-05-23 02:58 pm (UTC)(link)

And that is all I have to say on the subject.