This is going to be AWESOME.
Midtown Comics will host their first wedding on Wednesday, June 20.
The New York Times reports that "In honor of the release of “Astonishing X-Men No. 51,” in which the mutant superhero Northstar marries his boyfriend Kyle, Midtown Comics will present the wedding of Scott Everhart, 39, and Jason Welker, 33, a couple from Columbus, Ohio, who were selected from more than 50 applicants."
More after the jump!
According to NYT, Scott and Jason have had a very comic-friendly courtship; "The couple met online and had one of their first dates at the 2011 Free Comic Book Day, an annual event to promote the comic book industry."
The couple had discussed marriage previously, but are unable to legally marry in their home state of Ohio.
Then, like kismet, Scott stumbled across the Midtown Comics contest. He says, “I didn’t say anything to Jason until they notified me and said they were interested and going to interview us. That’s when I broke the news to him and kind of proposed at the same time.”
The wedding will take place at 9 a.m. at Midtown Comics’ satellite store in the financial district, at 64 Fulton Street. Apparently the couple can expect both traditional wedding music as well as some superhero tunes!
That same day, at 10:30 a.m., Midtown Comics will open to the public, and copies of “Astonishing X-Men No. 51″ will go on sale.
Ten bucks says Scott and Jason have "Astonishing X-Men No. 51" read and discussed on forums prior to their wedding reception (which is being held at the Eventi Hotel, compliments of the hotel).
Is it too much to hope that superheroes will show up to the wedding in full costume? A little Storm action? Some Wolverine? Maybe he could help cut the cake??