LOS ANGELES — The new issue of “All-New X-Men No. 40” includes a disclosure that Bobby Drake, aka Iceman, is gay.
CNN reported that members of the X-Men team out Drake when they travel back in time.
“The X-Men, with the conceit of time travel, give us a fascinating platform in which to examine such personal journeys,” Brian Michael Bendis, who wrote the issue, told the cable network in a statement. “This is just the first little chapter of a much larger story that will be told.”
Drake is the latest comic book character to come out.
Selina Kyle, whose alter ego is Catwoman, earlier this year acknowledged her bisexuality in Catwoman #39. DC Comics in 2013 faced criticism over its decision to hire a former National Organization for Marriage board member to write a chapter of the Superman franchise.