View Poll Results: Who is your favourite 616 Marvel LGBT character?

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  • ANOLE [Victor Borkowski]

    26 3.53%
  • BLING! [Roxanne ‘Roxy’ Washington]

    12 1.63%
  • CULLEN BLOODSTONE

    20 2.72%
  • DAKEN AKIHIRO

    42 5.71%
  • HULKLING [Theodore ‘Teddy’ Altman]

    35 4.76%
  • KARMA [Xi’an Coy Mahn]

    39 5.30%
  • KAROLINA DEAN

    43 5.84%
  • LOKI LAUFEYSON, God of Mischief

    62 8.42%
  • MOONDRAGON [Heather Douglas]

    38 5.16%
  • MYSTIQUE [Raven Darkholme]

    108 14.67%
  • NORTHSTAR [Jean-Paul Beaubier]

    60 8.15%
  • PRODIGY [David Alleyne]

    21 2.85%
  • RICTOR [Julio Esteban Ricter]

    36 4.89%
  • SHATTERSTAR [Gaveedra-7]

    46 6.25%
  • WICCAN [William ‘Billy’ Kaplan], the Demiurge

    148 20.11%
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  1. #14251
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    Quote Originally Posted by Holt View Post
    I'm surprised she's back because I thought that her being killed off coincided with Marvel apparently planning to bring back Phyla.
    I doubt one had anything to do with the other. Phyla had already stopped being Quasar a while before she was killed off; so Avril being alive would have no impact at all on Phyla's return -- especially since Phyla has powers of her own, independent of the quantum bands.

    Quote Originally Posted by H-E-D View Post
    I don't think Avril's death was ever really part of a larger corporate plan. She was low-profile enough that they could've just ignored her if they wanted to.
    I have doubts as to whether her death was planned at all, since there was no acknowledgment of it at all in the main SECRET EMPIRE book. It was only the CAPTAIN MARVEL tie-in issues that declared she was dead -- nothing in the main book even hinted at it. And given that SECRET EMPIRE was written by the same guy who created Avril, you'd think if he was intending to kill off his own creation, he'd have put in at least a single panel acknowledging that in his own book.

    It almost seems like Avril's death was the result of an error or miscommunication on Margaret Stohl's part, and it somehow got past the editors and made it to print without anyone realizing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpyshark View Post
    Jed MacKay has said that he has read the Kevin Smith run when asked if Felicia's Bisexuality has been noted. Here's hoping!
    That's a positive sign at least. Fingers crossed that it leads to something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Cool Thatguy View Post
    Wait, what? Please explain
    I'm not sure I heard that one either
    But I could have sworn I heard something about some writer wanting Wendall and Lightning to be a thing at some point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scourge View Post
    I'm not sure I heard that one either
    But I could have sworn I heard something about some writer wanting Wendall and Lightning to be a thing at some point.
    That one might have just been message board speculation. I know I have posted comments a number of times over the years about the fact that Miguel ended up coming out of the closet after spending months living alone with Wendell on the Avengers Asteroid Base, and wondering if something may have happened between them that gave Miguel the push to realize his sexuality. So that has come up as a discussion topic a few times, at this message board and others. But I have not seen any of Marvel's writers ever actually weigh in on the subject.

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    Get issue 1 of the INVISIBLE WOMAN mini OUT NOW!


    Also check out : The Invisible Woman Appreciation thread!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermie View Post
    I doubt one had anything to do with the other. Phyla had already stopped being Quasar a while before she was killed off; so Avril being alive would have no impact at all on Phyla's return -- especially since Phyla has powers of her own, independent of the quantum bands.
    Maybe. Them making Avril a lesbian always seemed to me like it was in response to replacing Phyla. Like they knew people would inevitably accuse them of replacing a lesbian hero with a straight girl (even though Phyla had been dead for years by that point), so they felt the new Quasar had to be gay too.

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    Spencer just wants diverse new heroes. His Swordswoman and Giant-Man are gay, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Holt View Post
    Maybe. Them making Avril a lesbian always seemed to me like it was in response to replacing Phyla. Like they knew people would inevitably accuse them of replacing a lesbian hero with a straight girl (even though Phyla had been dead for years by that point), so they felt the new Quasar had to be gay too.
    Except Avril didn't replace Phyla--she replaced Wendell. Phyla had stopped being Quasar, given the quantum bands back to Wendell and she had become Martyr. There is no reason for anyone to accuse them of "replacing" Phyla with Avril, since there is no direct line between the two. If anything, making Avril a lesbian increased the problem, since it made her look like a retread of Phyla. "Oh look, Marvel is replacing Wendell with a lesbian again. Why are they so obsessed with replacing him with lesbians?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Snoop Dogg View Post
    Spencer just wants diverse new heroes. His Swordswoman and Giant-Man are gay, too.
    True. And he also outed Demolition Man as gay. Spencer's track record is pretty close to Matt Fraction's, in terms of having at least some LGBT content in almost every Marvel book he's written.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermie View Post
    Except Avril didn't replace Phyla--she replaced Wendell. Phyla had stopped being Quasar, given the quantum bands back to Wendell and she had become Martyr. There is no reason for anyone to accuse them of "replacing" Phyla with Avril, since there is no direct line between the two. If anything, making Avril a lesbian increased the problem, since it made her look like a retread of Phyla. "Oh look, Marvel is replacing Wendell with a lesbian again. Why are they so obsessed with replacing him with lesbians?"
    Not gonna lie, that thought did cross my mind :P

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    Ben Deeds (Morph) and Nathaniel Carver (Hindsight). I miss these dorks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dante Milton View Post


    Ben Deeds (Morph) and Nathaniel Carver (Hindsight). I miss these dorks.
    Particularly nice job with the Benjamin half transformation. Always enjoy that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crimz View Post
    I think western comics are not that bad with LGBTQ representation as the article seems to imply. As a matter of fact, as far as queer rep goes, I'd say superhero comics are way ahead of superhero film and TV on that aspect. Like, they question how many trans characters we can name from the comics and they're right, it's not many. But at least we can mention more than one. If you question how many trans characters we have on live-action superhero production, you can only point to one character on the Supergirl TV show. And let's not act like anime has an abundant number of trans rep, to be fair. Also, I think some of the examples they provided were not the best. Like, I love CLAMP, but their queer representation on animes like Cardcaptor Sakura were not exactly that different from queerbaiting. Everyone knows Touya and Yukito are a couple, but the show continually refuses to explicitly portray them as such, even now on the modern sequel the anime got last year. A lot of people tend to justify that by saying that ''it's a kids show and they don't want to do explicit romance'', but that's not what I see with the endless screentime dedicated to the romance between Sakura and Syaoran. The show clearly doesn't have a problem with opposite-sex kids/preteens being in love with each other, but an older same-sex couple like Touya/Yukito is always portrayed like they're best mates. The Tsubasa series, another CLAMP franchise, has the same problem. We have an AU version of Sakura/Syaoran being this power couple again, and then you have Fay/Kurogane, two men who are often coded as a couple by CLAMP standards, but never actually engage in any explicit romantic relationship throughout the series. Sailor Moon was probably a better example.

    So, I get the point of the article... but I don't necessarily agree with everything. I haven't watched all the animes they mentioned either, so maybe there are some genuine good queer rep in there that I'm not aware of. I've heard good things about Yuri On Ice.
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    Bling! and Mercury.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jumpyshark View Post
    Particularly nice job with the Benjamin half transformation. Always enjoy that!
    Thanks, I was worried it was going to be too subtle without color.

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    I love that Billy is in a new book, but since when is he a ruthless guy that does jobs other heroes can't do?

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    I wonder if it isn't just solicits being misleading. It could easily just be a team that fights eldritch horrors or whatnot.

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