Gays In Comic Books: A History and an Update

A really interesting article.

The most recent issue of “X-Factor” ended with two male team members, Shatterstar and Rictor, making out. While we’ll have to wait till next month to find out whether they’re gay, bisexual, or it’s some sort of mind-control plot point, consider writer Peter David’s track record of supporting gay characters in comics — and the lesser-known fact that writers planned for the pair to hook up back in the mid-90s.There’s a good shot this is the start of a whirlwind romance.