Iceman Confronts Sexual Identity in Newest Issue of 'X-Men'

Iceman Confronts Sexual Identity in Newest Issue of 'X-Men'
Source: Twitter
Source: Twitter

Marvel continues its diversity conversation with its latest issue of X-Men. In April, Iceman, an original character from the series' 1963 inception, came out as gay. The character development has gone another step further with Wednesday's release comic book, in which Iceman confronts an older version of himself regarding to his sexuality.

"I'm gay, it turns out," Iceman says in the comic. "So that means you are too. Right?" According to Rolling Stone, Iceman originally began accepting his sexuality in April's All New X-Men #40, when he supposed he may be bisexual, and a mind-reader told him, "I think you're more ... full gay."

In the issue, Uncanny X-Men #600, the older Iceman has a tougher time coming to terms with being both "a mutant and gay."

In recent years, Marvel has made moves to appeal to more sexual identities, including a 2012 interracial gay marriage in its Astonishing X-Men series. Check out the full interaction between the two versions of Iceman in the latest edition of X-Men, out Wednesday, via Entertainment Weekly.

How much do you trust the information in this article?

Chris Riotta

Chris Riotta is a culture reporter at Mic, covering news, music and entertainment. He is based in New York and can be reached at criotta@mic.com

MORE FROM

At least 8 dead, 30 injured in locked tractor trailer outside Walmart in Texas

Authorities told press that the deaths were caused by "a human trafficking crime."

Amid new revelations, here’s what we’ve learned about the Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

The picture of Natalia Veselnitskaya is coming into clearer focus.

Republican Senator urges whoever leaked Russia/Sessions phone calls to release whole conversation

Sen. Chuck Grassley wants the person who leaked intelligence about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak to come forward with more information.

Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort now to testify before Senate committee behind closed doors

Trump Jr. and Manafort have avoided a subpoena and will testify behind closed doors — for now.

Hope Hicks reportedly tried to rein Trump in during explosive ‘Times’ interview. It didn’t work.

The low-profile Trump Whisperer is one of the few in the president's orbit to enjoy job security.

Scaramucci once asked Obama if he’d be softer on Wall Street. It didn’t end well.

The exchange came during a CNBC town hall on the financial crisis, two years into Obama’s presidency.

At least 8 dead, 30 injured in locked tractor trailer outside Walmart in Texas

Authorities told press that the deaths were caused by "a human trafficking crime."

Amid new revelations, here’s what we’ve learned about the Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

The picture of Natalia Veselnitskaya is coming into clearer focus.

Republican Senator urges whoever leaked Russia/Sessions phone calls to release whole conversation

Sen. Chuck Grassley wants the person who leaked intelligence about Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak to come forward with more information.

Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort now to testify before Senate committee behind closed doors

Trump Jr. and Manafort have avoided a subpoena and will testify behind closed doors — for now.

Hope Hicks reportedly tried to rein Trump in during explosive ‘Times’ interview. It didn’t work.

The low-profile Trump Whisperer is one of the few in the president's orbit to enjoy job security.

Scaramucci once asked Obama if he’d be softer on Wall Street. It didn’t end well.

The exchange came during a CNBC town hall on the financial crisis, two years into Obama’s presidency.