Marvel has decided to feature its first ever same-sex wedding between two gay superheroes in a new comic. In Empyre #4, it was finally confirmed that Young Avengers co-founders and superheroes Wiccan and Hulkling are married.
Wiccan (William “Billy” Kaplan) and Hulkling (Theodore “Teddy” Altman) are revealed to be married on the final page of Empyre #4 in a flashback to a ceremony attended by other Young Avengers, Bleeding Cool reports.
While there have been same-sex weddings in Marvel Comics in the past, this incredible moment makes it the first same-sex wedding between two superheroes.
The characters, created by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung, first appeared in 2005 in Young Avengers and have become major figures in Marvel comics since.