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