Even if this is a time-displaced Iceman they're spotlighting in All-New X-Men 13
, it's still a huge disrespect to Jack Kirby's memory. IO9/Gizmodo gives a clearer synopsis
of what the exact plot is like:
Today’s All-New X-Men #13 by Dennis Hopeless, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennesey, and Nolan Woodard, is pretty much all about Bobby trying to hook up with someone. Comfortable enough with his sexuality at this point to start going to gay clubs, he goes out for a night on the town in Miami with fellow X-members Oya and Kid Apocalypse in an attempt to flirt with some guys... it doesn’t go well.
Or does it? Apparently, if there's a male character with whom he is shoved into an affair, it's an Inhuman, whom he meets while facing off against a would-be menace:
The X-Men roll into action, only for Bobby’s new romantic interest to intervene—the “monster” is actually a newly awakened Inhuman, and Bobby’s crush is an Inhuman empath used by the New Attilans to calm Inhumans down after they’re newly awakened.
Yes, Mutant Bobby Drake’s potential new boyfriend is an Inhuman, Marvel’s group of superpowered humans who have been at odds with Mutants since the company’s All-New, All-Different label began. They’re star-crossed lovers! Warring factions! It couldn’t be more unsubtly Shakesperian if they tried.
And it couldn't be more forced, which the Gizmodo writer doesn't seem particularly bothered about:
I’m not saying I know for certain that Romeo and Bobby’s burgeoning flirtation will inevitably fall apart with the arrival of upcoming Inhumans vs. X-Men event, á la Romeo and Juliet’s doomed romance, but I think we all know where this is heading. Mainly because it’s done with the subtlety of a brick to your face. It is pretty cute though, and it’s nice to see Bobby comfortable in himself.
So he's not the least bit disappointed at the characterization of Bobby as gay, which already looks like the sole interest the scripters have? What a load of sleaze. Having checked the available panels from the issue, it looks creepy
; even worse than Scott Lobdell's embarrassing 1992 story from Alpha Flight where he turned Northstar gay, and hammered the readers over the head with it (and even more so in a 2001 X-Men story). Once, there was a time when Marvel books like these were just used to convey tasteful storytelling without shoving overt agendas down the readers' throats. Now, it's all heavy-handed propaganda that only ensures even moviegoers won't be enchanted. And it's all throughly contemptible of Kirby, done by people who have no honor for past contributors.
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