Wiccan and Hulkling have said “I do” as Marvel Comic’s first gay couple to marry.
The two members of the Marvel’s Young Avengers have become the first gay superhero couple to get married in the entire history of Marvel.
The issue- Empyre #4– saw Hulkling and Wiccan take a trip to Vegas for a quick wedding before travelling to crown Hulkling as the Emperor of the Kree/Skrull Empire. The two characters had made their first appearance in 2005 and soon had a multitude of fans wishing they would get together (known in fandoms as ‘shipping’).
Creator Allan Heinberg later confirmed their relationship to fans, though the couple wouldn’t come out within the Marvel comic universe for a while after. The pair soon became a favourite among the community, and a few storylines have hinted towards an adoption later in the series.
“It’s a good feeling to be able to deliver this kind of ‘shock ending’ for readers-which hopefully lifts fans’ spirits a little rather than bringing them down,” creator Allan Heinberg said.