Over the past few years, Marvel’s comic roster has steadily become more and more diverse, as their comics star a range of heroes of different genders and ethnicities. This is great. But these successes make the publisher’s glaring absence of LGBT protagonists even more noticeable than ever before.
Currently, not a single one of the 76 ongoing series at Marvel comics features an openly LGBT primary character. Back in July, when Marvel announced the 60 new and continuing series that would take the current line-up’s place as “Marvel Now!” this fall, I was gutted to see that none of the new series revealed featured LGBT leads, either.