NEW YORK -- A gay couple from Ohio who describe themselves as "comic book geeks" have tied the knot at a comic book store in New York City.
The wedding of architect Jason Walker and health care worker Scott Everhart on Wednesday was timed to coincide with the marriage of Marvel Comics' first openly gay hero, Northstar, and his longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu.
The comic book couple married in the pages of "Astonishing X-Men" No. 51. That issue hit stores Wednesday.
The real-life couple said one of their first dates was going to a comic book store.
They said they are "geeks in love." Midtown Comics co-owner Gerry Gladston said he is happy to help promote acceptance and tolerance.
The Associated Press