This is a sweet one. In commemoration of this week’s release of Astonishing X-Men #51, which features a marriage between Northstar and Kyle, two male characters, Midtown Comics will be hosting two in-store same-sex marriages Wednesday at their Fulton Street location.

“We are geeks in love, and what better way to tie the knot than in a comic shop?” said Scott Everhart, one of the grooms. Groom Khris Wilson agreed. “The idea of having a ceremony with some of my fictional icons in the same room as me is pretty cool.” Pretty cool, indeed. The event goes down 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, and while it’s not open to the public (hooray privacy!), fans are welcomed to gather around the store for photo ops. Props to Midtown Comics for putting this together and Marvel for letting Northstar and Kyle get hitched.

(Photo: Scott Beale/Flickr)