Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I Do, Dudes (When Comic Books Show Up Mitt Romney)

Marvel Comic’s made a splash  in 1992 when one of its beloved charters declared “I am gay.”
Twenty years later – in “Astonishing X-Men,” issue 50 set to hit stores on Wednesday —  Northstar will propose to  longtime boyfriend Kyle. The two are set to marry in June.
Marvel and rival DC Entertainment have focused on bringing a more realistic flavor to its characters. DC recently announced that it would relaunch one of its major characters as gay in June. Marvel  introduced Miles Morales, the first half -black ,half -Hispanic Spider-Man last year.
Marvel made the announcement this morning on “The View” on ABC, but it has been the subject of fan speculation for some time.
Axel Alonso, the editor in chief of Marvel Entertainment,  said the storyline was developed around the time New York state legalized gay marriage in June 2011.
“The Marvel Universe has always reflected the world outside your window, so we strive to make sure our characters, relationships and stories are grounded in reality,” Alonso said.
It's not just that they're doing it, it's the way they are doing it that is a shining example.  The spirit of realizing that gay characters reflect a little thing called reality. With their honest and direct approach, they make fools of those who try to pretend gays don't exist.

Which, in my book, is pretty much how it should be.  Mitt Romney could take some advice in tolerance and humane treatment from the likes of Archie and the X-Men.  Perspective.  I likes it.

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