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Marvel Cancels “Iceman” Their Only Solo Project w/a Gay Male Lead. Are They Really LGBT Inclusive?


Marvel may talk a good game when it comes to LGBT inclusive characters but that’s all it is.  Talk.

First there was the big hoopla over a gay character in Guardians of the Galaxy which never materialized.

Then came Thor: Ragnarok,  which boasted the same thing only to introduce the series’ first gay character, Korg who is a minor character and you have no idea that he is gay from watching the movie.  Oh and did I mention he’s a rock monster. 

Oh but that not all. To add insult to injury  they also sanitized Tessa Thompson’s bi-sexual  Asgardian warrior Valkyrie

Now Marvel Comics announced this week it is canceling Iceman, the company’s first ongoing comic with an gay-male lead. Launched in January, the comic recounted the adventures of ice-wielding  X-Men mutant Bobby Drake as he navigated life as a newly out gay superhero.

Drake was introduced more than 50 years ago in 1963’s The X-Men #1, but didn’t come out until 2015 after a time-traveling younger version of the character shared he was gay.

Iceman will conclude in March with issue 11. An Iceman: Thawing Out trade paperback compiling the comic book’s first five issues is out January 8.

As for Marvel, it  better start getting its LGBT inclusive shit together. There is such a thing as Gay Geeks and we will not be fucked with


Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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