Iceman just had his first gay kiss… again.
The mutant Marvel character, who’s part of iconic superhero team the X-Men, has already come out twice and has now shared two first kisses with another man.
Confused? Well, it’s really quite simple…
As it stands, there are two versions of Iceman in the Marvel Universe – the one that’s been around for years, and another younger version of him that’s time-traveled forward into the current timeline.
After the younger version of Iceman was effectively ‘outed’ back in 2015 by Jean Grey, whose psychic abilities helped her realise he was gay, he later shared his first gay kiss with Inhuman star Romeo.
But of course, if young Iceman is gay, that means adult Iceman is, too.
Last month, adult Iceman finally came out to his parents, but their reaction wasn’t great, as they rejected his sexuality and tried to blame each other for him being a “mutie” as well as a “queer”…
Fortunately, things are looking up for Iceman aka Bobby Drake, as just a month later the superhero is sharing his own first gay kiss with a guy he met in Los Angeles named Judah, and it’s adorable.
“Thoughts on kissing men?” Judah asks Bobby.
“Net positive,” he replies. “Gotta get used to the stubbly…”
Check out the scene below, or read the full story in Iceman #6, which is available to purchase here.
Meanwhile, the actor who played Iceman in the X-Men movies, Shawn Ashmore, said back in 2015 that he would “definitely be open” to playing a gay version of the character.
“I think it’d probably be the most interesting thing that could happen to Bobby in the films. If they decided to take the story that way, it’d be incredibly dramatic, it’d be an interesting storyline,” he said.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed!