Marvel’s X-Men series has published a comic featuring the first same-sex wedding in a mainstream superhero comic book. In the Astonishing X-Men #50, Jean-Paul Beaubier, aka Northstar, a Canadian with piercing blue eyes and silver-streaked hair who can move and fly at superhuman speeds, proposed to his longtime and non-mutant boyfriend, Kyle Jinadu, in the issue that just made history in the mainstream superhero comic book industry. Thor Parker, Midtown Comics’ Social Marketing Events director Read more […]


The short tweet made immediate sense to fans of the series, who understood that the film would focus on the ancient Egyptian villain Apocalypse, a character who made his debut in the Marvel comics in 1986. Apocalypse is the first ever mutant human in the series. In his most famous appearance in the comics, 1995’s Age of Apocalypse, he leads a world in which humans have been enslaved by mutants. Details of the plot of the Apocalypse film remain a closely guarded secret, but its 2016 release Read more […]


While most superhero movies feature a variety of visual effects, it’s always great to see these production utilize good ol’ fashioned special effects, i.e. the practical stuff not created by a computer. In X-Men: Apocalypse’s case, they’re currently working on something so big, it’s going to shake things up for the 2016 blockbuster. Continuing to give fans glimpses into the behind-the-scenes work of the latest X-Men installment, director Bryan Singer posted this video on Instagram of Read more […]