Northstar's reintroduction into the ranks of the X-men (after he was killed by Wolverine, resurrected by a clan of evil ninjas and then forced to attack his friends and allies) briefly introduced Northstar's first canon boyfriend, Kyle. This hanging plot thread is finally being addressed in January's issue of Nation X. And even better, mainstream comic's first openly gay superhero is in the hands of openly gay comic artist and writer, Tim Fish.
Boston-based comic artist Tim Fish is widely known for his adorable gay-themed comics and graphic novels, including Young Bottoms in Love and Cavalcade of Boys. He announced recently on his blog confirming that he has been slated for a Northstar story addressing Northstar's long-distance relationship with his boyfriend, Kyle. Fish writes:
Long story short, the X-Men now live on an island off the coast of California. One of their members, Northstar, is Canadian. Northstar of course if Marvel's first out super-hero (having come out in 1992) but never had a BF until a few months ago (though I understand for some time he had a roommate that some assumed to be his lover). So the story I was asked to do is about how living on the island is impacting his relationshipI'm really excited for this issue, and the prospect of Marvel's second canon gay kiss! (I still can't believe that Billy and Teddy of Young Avengers haven't macked on screen yet. I must consume too much fanart). On top of all that, this issue is chock full of some of my favorites! Jubilee returns to the X-men, and not as some stupid "Wondra", No-Girl a.k.a. Brain in a Jar Girl kicks some ass... and oh yeah, a Gambit story... but we can forgive that. Plus a hawt cover: