Original “X-Men” member Iceman is set to make a big revelation this week: he’s gay. The iconic character makes the surprise declaration in the All-New X-Men #40, which is available in stores and online April 22. Pages from the new book show an intimate conversation between a young Iceman, or Bobby Drake, and pal Jean Grey. (Read more)
Curtis M. Wong, "Original 'X-Men' Character Iceman Comes Out As Gay," HuffPost, April 21, 2015.
After revealing he is gay in 2015, X-Men’s Iceman is finally getting his first gay kiss. In the latest issue of the All New X-Men comic, the popular mutant locks lips with another character named Romeo who reportedly “belongs to a rival class of superhuman known as Inhumans.” In the comic, the pair go on a series of dates, ultimately leading to their big, romantic moment. (Read more)
James Michael Nichols, "Iceman Gets His First Gay Kiss," HuffPost, 2015.
A significant chapter in the history of Marvel’s X-Men comes to a close with the release of Uncanny X-Men #600 Wednesday. The issue marks the end of writer Brian Michael Bedis’s epic saga which features young versions of the original five X-Men (Iceman, Cyclops, Beast, Angel, and Jean Grey) displaced in time and fighting the never-ending battle in present day. In an interesting twist on the history of Marvel’s mutants, young Iceman (a.k.a. Bobby Drake) came out as gay in April’s All-New X-Men #40, raising questions about his older self who presents as heterosexual in the “current” timeline. (Read more)
Jase Peeples, "EXCLUSIVE: X-Men's IcemanConfronts Himself: 'You Are Gay,'" Advocate, November 3, 2015.