Marvel has revealed a new variant cover to Astonishing X-Men #51, the gay wedding issue, by Marko Djurdjevic, and somebody is jealous!
The new variant should be applauded for it's boldness in depicting such a tender moment between Northstar and his partner Kyle, but on a more important note, why does Iceman look so mad? Marvel refers to the issue as one of the "happiest moments in X-Men history," but not everyone on that cover is looking joyful. It has long been theorized that the Iceman is himself a gay character that has yet to come out of the closet, and his strong feelings here could represent either jealousy or anger at his own repression. The Beast also looks slightly perturbed, though it's always possible that he simply has fleas. Hopefully this plotline is addressed in future issues.
Here's what Marvel had to say:
Marvel Unveils Marko Djurdjevic's ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 Variant!
Marvel is pleased to present your first look at superstar artist, Marko Djurdjevic's stunning variant cover to Astonishing X-Men #51! This June, get ready for the wedding of the year as Djurdjevic masterfully captures one of the happiest moments in X-Men history. It's the story that has everyone talking, and this June – witness the landmark marriage of Northstar and Kyle, in style, with the Astonishing X-Men #51 Djurdjevic Variant!
ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 (APR120665)
ASTONISHING X-MEN #51 DJURDJEVIC VARIANT (APR120666
Written by MARJORIE LIU
Art by MIKE PERKINS
Cover by DUSTIN WEAVER
Variant Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Create Your Own Wedding Variant also available
Rated T+ ...$3.99
Source: Press Release
Written or Contributed by: Jude Terror