Some of you might be aware that this week the star of Amazing Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, actually mentioned in an interview that it would be interesting if long time Spidey love interest Mary-Jane Watson was actually a guy. This comment may have been in jest or a serious statement from the actor, but it does bring up an interesting idea. What if Spider-Man was gay?
This week sees the re-launch of the “adjective less” X-Men. It’s written by Brian Woods, drawn by superstar Olivier Coipel and stars a female only cast. It may not seem like a big deal but in today’s superhero comics, where diversity is quickly becoming the norm, it is a huge step forward to have such a high profile title feature a cast full of women. There are comics out there that focus on female protagonists, but the difference is that this is the X-Men.