X-Men Character Comes Out as Gay

X-Men Character Comes Out as Gay

Benjamin Deeds, a.k.a. Morph, comes out of the closet in this week's “Uncanny X-Men #14”

A new character in the “Uncanny X-Men” series came out as gay in a new installment of the comic books.

Benjamin Deeds, a.k.a. Morph, a relatively new mutant in the series, revealed his sexual orientation in “Uncanny X-Men #14,” which is slated for release this week. The installment was penned by Brian Michael Bendis.

See photos: 10 Horrible Marvel Movies – Before It Took Over the World

“Continuing with Marvel's rich tradition of character development and storytelling, this shape-shifting mutant can alter his appearance to mimic anyone he is in close proximity with,” Joe Taraborrelli, senior communications manager of Marvel Entertainment told The Huffington Post. ”The fact that Ben has come out as homosexual is just a small facet of who he is and what he is going to bring to Cyclops’ select team of X-Men.”

The character's first appearance came this year in “All-New X-Men #3.” Deeds is a shape-shifting college student at the University of Texas at Austin.

Deeds is not the first comic book character to come out as gay. He is not even the first X-Men member: Northstar, originally a member of Alpha Flight who joined the main squad later, came out in the 1990's.

  • patrickstibbs

    It was kind of obvious wasn't it? For the past few months, he had been doing the other characters hair.

  • LifeBeyondLuch

    if you are keeping tabs, there is bling too, i think she came out this last issue of x-men.

  • Capnsaveemm

    If he can mimic or change like others wouldn't it have been better to make him a transgender?

  • Jose R Cobian

    Why is there a need to know anyone's sexuality to begin with…what is this fervor of telling the world, keep it in your bedroom, in your house, keep it with your friends or family, significant other or to yourself. The whole world doesn't need to know, who cares if you are gay or not. Is it that it is not normal to be gay that it needs to be announced, it only seems to matter to some gay people and liberals and the people that don't believe in forcing religion on them force their lifestyles on others…..

    • terry208

      It's a comic book character,calm down

  • terry208

    Morph has been around for at least 25 year's