Tommy, aren’t you the one who’s spent time behind bars?
You tell us.
Wiccan goes batshit.
I want to think that it’s because something bad happened to Teddy… something like„, hummm… idk, death ;D
But then again, I don’t want to go there.
So let’s just say, Tommy ate the last of his cereal and didn’t buy more.
HULKLING & WICCAN
It’s just your standard comic-book romance. An alien cross-breed falls for a nerdy witch. It’s the Marvel Universe. This sort of thing happens all the time.
Wait a minute… They’re both guys???!!! ZOMFG! STOP THE INTERNETS!!
Even in this day and age it’s rare to see examples of queer romantic couplings that aren’t buried in stereotypes, following bullet-pointed agendas or laden with closet-pathos and anxiety. In other words, they’re usually a downer. For Hulkling and Wiccan, it’s simple and refreshing. They’re two guys in love. That’s it! Their friends are down with it. Their families are happy for them. Even Captain America explicitly says “I have no problem with that.” Two guys holding hands? Nothing to Fin-Fang-Foom about. *
Their lives are, of course, full of outrageous teen drama and super-peril. Teddy’s presence on earth could provoke the Kree empire into war, and Billy could go down his mother’s path and wreak havoc with reality. but their relationship remains utterly “normal”. Queerness is presented as almost a non- issue, which feels like some sort of invisible comics milestone. They can go galavanting in tights, saving the world together on a weekly basis, and the gossip columns don’t have to light up every time they wink at each other mid-fight.
*although it was for the best that after coming out, Billy changed his name to Wiccan from Asgardian.
I remember that in the letter to the editor or whatever section in one of the early issues of Young Avengers there was some guy going ASGUARDIANS A GUY?! HOLY CRAP.