Tomorrow, An Original X-Men Will Be Outed As Gay (SPOILERS)

Tomorrow, An Original X-Men Will Be Outed As Gay (SPOILERS)

Posted by April 21, 2015 Comment

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It’s the lead story on The Advocate.

It’s also the lead on New Now Next.

Because, as Brian Bendis finishes his run on All-New X-Men tomorrow with issue 40, he leaves arather intriguing gift.

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As pages leaked online via 4chan/co reveal, Bobby Drake, Iceman, is gay.

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Something confirmed by team telepath Jean Grey.

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Even though the older Bobby Drake is not gay.

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So, questions to ask. Are the All-New X-Men, the original X-Men dragged from the past to the present from a parallel dimension? Did something happen to change Bobby Drake’s orientation from younger man to older man? Or, um, was this just a phase he was going through? Wasn’t he born that way?

The X-Men has been interpreted as a parallel to homosexuality, mutant powers being something you are born with that develop with puberty, often hidden away. And while there have certainly been gay X-Men before, Iceman is of the original six, created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby back in the sixties. Iceman’s sexuality has been a matter of debate for a long time, but creators have gone out of

How this affects the subsequent comics, or the subsequent Iceman, is yet to be determined.

Once upon a time, X-Men readers were convinced that Iceman, could be gay. It was a big thing.Occasionally the writers played up to it…

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Even Family Guy got in on the act.

But since the movies showed Bobby and Kitty Pryde having a thing for each other, that got carried over to the comics. And soon…

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Now? All-change…

(Last Updated April 21, 2015 3:22 am )

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