Hello and greetings fellow otaku,
Now most of you in the blogosphere already know about this story and that almost the media outlets have talked about this in one way or another, but for those of you who haven’t heard about this yet, something very interesting is about to occur in the Marvel Universe that will be the talk of the comics world for the next few weeks. So hang on to your seats because you are going to be amazed about what is going to happen.
Edit: Click on the following picture above to see a clip from today’s episode of The View talking about Astonishing X-Men!!!!
As it was mentioned on the popular ABC talk show The View earlier today, the next two issues of Astonishing X-men (#50 and #51) will be featuring the controversial subject of same-sex marriage in which Northstar will propose to his longtime boyfriend Kyle to be engaged.
For me, I find that this has to be one of the most interesting events that has taken place in comic books in recent years. In the past, comic books have dealt with hot button issues such as drug addiction and other controversial topics covered in the main stream media. But with the recent news of President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden supporting gay marriage, is this the right time to showcase this to the American public or will it cause more debate as to whether or not same-sex marriage should be accepted in our culture?
You’ll just have to stay with AFC to find out. I will have more on this story in the days to come as well as all the latest news and reviews related to the world of otaku culture. So until next time, remember that there is a ton of great anime and manga out there. All you have to do is find it. Ltrs.
I apologize for the lack of updates, I will be updating the site with new information in the days and weeks to come. Thank you for your patience and virtue during this brief hiatus!!!!!
- “Astonishing X-Men” Editors Talk Gay Marriage Storyline: “Exploring The Real World Through The Superhero Metaphor” (geek-news.mtv.com)
- Whoopi Goldberg: Northstar to propose to Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #50 (comicsbeat.com)
- Marvel to announce landmark Astonishing X-Men #50 story on tomorrow’s The View (comicsbeat.com)