DC Comics cancels Midnighter, comic series featuring gay lead

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Neither of the two main comic book distributers – Marvel and DC – had ever featured a comic series that starred an LGBT lead, until DC released Midnighter last year.

Now, after 12 issues, Midnighter is coming to an end.

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X-Men actor would like to play Iceman gay

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The actor who plays Iceman in the X-Men movies would like to see the character mirror his comic counterpart and come out as gay.

In an interview with IGN, Shawn Ashmore said that having Bobby Drake, Iceman’s real name, come out as gay would “probably be the most interesting thing that could happen [to the character].”

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‘Deadpool’ film to feature pansexual lead character

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The director of the soon-to-be-released Deadpool film has confirmed that the “merc with a mouth” will indeed be pansexual.

Tim Miller was asked in an interview with Collider if the film would feature a “hypersexualized” version of Deadpool like the one seen in the comics. Miller responded, “Pansexual! I want that quoted. Pansexual Deadpool.”

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Stan Lee says Spider-Man should remain white and straight

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Marvel comic book icon Stan Lee is defending his stance that Spider-Man should be kept white and straight.

Lee – who co-created Spider-Man as well as the X-Men, Fantastic Four and The Avengers – is the latest victim to be thrown into the spotlight because of the Sony Pictures scandal when thousands of hacked emails were released to the public.

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The Iceman cometh out in new X-Men comics

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Iceman, one of the original team members from Marvel’s X-Men, has come out as gay.

Iceman, also known as Bobby Drake, is pulled out of the closet, according to leaked pages from the April 22 issue of All-New X-Men #40, by fellow X-Men, Jean Grey.

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How gay geeks became comic book heroes

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Watermark issue 22.08 is on newsstands through April 22 and is all about “gay geek” culture and MegaCon.

For this special issue our art director, Jake Stevens, took the guys of Flame On!, a podcast that meets at the intersection of gay and geek culture, and converted them into comic book heroes.

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