The wedding of gay superhero Northstar in Astonishing X-Men No. 51 has inspired a comic book store to host a real life gay ceremony.

Scott Everhart, 39, and Jason Welker, 33, a couple from Columbus, Ohio married at Midtown Comics in Manhattan on Wednesday.

The two self-described “comic book geeks” were selected from more than 50 participants.

“They really stood out as super-fans,” Thor Parker, the social media and event director at Midtown Comics, told The New York Times.

One of the couple's first dates was attending the 2011 Free Comic Book Day, an annual event to promote comic books.

“It was my first attempt at doing online dating,” said Welker.

Dressed in light gray-colored suits, the couple's nuptials coincided with the release of Astonishing X-Men No. 51.

Northstar, who has the gifts of flight and speed, first came out in 1992. His marriage to Kyle includes controversy as some characters refuse to attend the wedding.

“We're very proud to be able to take part in this moment, in this opportunity to promote acceptance and tolerance in the same spirit as the X-Men themselves,” Gerry Gladston, a co-owner of the store, told the AP. “And what we have found is that the fans are totally ecstatic about this topic, the event.”