Home Videos Photos

The Mainstream Comic Book World's First Gay Kiss

| Filed under: Gay Gay GayMedia Minute

gay-comic-kiss.jpg

Peter David's X-Factor, 45 - a best-selling X-Men related title - goes where no D.C. or Marvel Comic has gone before: the issue features mainstream comics' first same-sex kiss between Rictor and Shatterstar.

Though their relationship has been hinted at throughout the series, the panel confirms their deeper feelings, and David is quick to reassure that "no, it’s not a fake out. A number of people seem to be concerned that Star is still under Cortex’s control. Or that Rictor is going to freak out the next panel and say, 'Dude, what the hell?' That would be cheap. I don’t do cheap. Okay, sometimes I do, but not this time. I’m not interested in having people say, 'Peter David introduced this and then chickened out.'"

Good for him!

Email this  »
"Tom Cruise Role" Or "Gay Porn Star"??
19 Best Guy-On-Guy Movie Kisses EVER!
Cara Delevingne & Michelle Rodriguez's Love: As Told Through Photographic Documentation!
Stars Who Came Out In 2013!
An Ode To Tom Daley! Our Favorite British Diver In 15 Glorious GIFs!
Celebrities Who Support The Abolishment Of Prop 8 And DOMA!

59 comments to “The Mainstream Comic Book World's First Gay Kiss”

  1. evie7 says – reply to this


    1

    RAGE!



  2. 2

    Uhhhhh ok….



  3. 3

    Gay is mother nature's way of saying the world is too full of people so we need the same sexes to mingle so reproduction will be slowed. We should embrace it in our crowded world!!!



  4. 4

    OK, I just made that up, but it's a good theory, don't ya think???



  5. 5

    That's weeeeeak. Not that I'm against it or anything - but Shatterstar has been around for almost 2 decades and now they're making a ninja-esque, time traveling, dimension hopping bad-ass, gay? No dice… I could understand introducing new characters and making them gay but I don't think you should suddenly make a comic book character gay. If wolverine came out the closet after almost 50 years - I'd stop reading marvel.



  6. 6

    WOWZA! Thanks Perez!



  7. 7

    Nope, not the first. The first in Marvel was already in X-Men with Northstar, almost 2 decades ago.



  8. 8

    Yay, that's definitley cool! can't wait for the first Marvel Yaoi! :-P



  9. 9

    Re: LaDiva – Hey Hottie………♥♥♥



  10. 10

    This is in no WAY the first SAME SEX kiss Perez…. it's the first GUY ON GUY kiss, plenty of Girl on Girl kisses have been depicted at least as far back as 20 yrs ago. Don't women count Perez? LOL Just kidding, honest misuse of terms. We still love ya!



  11. 11

    .
    Equality in the arts .. it's good



  12. 12

    This was in now way the first GAY or SAME SEX kiss Perez. Its the first guy on guy kiss. Plenty of comics depicted girl on girl kisses as far back as 20 yrs ago. Dont women count Perez? Just kidding, honest misuse of words….

    Sorry if this shows up 2x I dont know why but the 1st didnt show up.



  13. 13

    this isn't the first gay kiss in comic books come on people…wildstorm has lots of gays. get your facts straight.



  14. 14

    Re: brainchild – yeah that is a pretty good therory…lol…and it could quite possibily be true…the world works in very mysterious ways..lol



  15. 15

    ummm, shouldnt we be keeping all sex out of comic books? look at the target audience…



  16. 16

    i find it rather sexy. ;)



  17. 17

    Re: LaDiva – Did you see the post about someone pretending
    to be moon???????? WTF ……… i saved it if your interested in reading……..♥



  18. 18

    Shatterstar has always been a confusing character, it was in X-Force when the relationship between Rictor and Shatterstar came to be, although it started as a deep friendship. People have been wanting this for years.
    Shatterstar was not made gay suddenly, his sexuality has been addressed before. In an issue of X-Force he is propositioned by a prostitute and she feels him up and he freaks out and takes off.
    Rictor has been through a lot, he lost his power thanks to The Scarlet Witch and he's been suicidal for a while now, he needs his best friend with him, whether at a bar talking or in bed.
    As far as Northstar, he never kissed anyone on panel, he sure wanted Iceman's popsicle though,



  19. 19

    Oh my god Perez, as a gay man I have to say…"Who gives a fuck?"…..is this progress to you or something…..no one cares about some comic book romance between two men



  20. 20

    I want one!



  21. 21

    Don;t worry about kids seeing it, kids don't read comics anymore. They don't have the attention span these days. It's the kids of the 70s and 80s that support the industry now, that's why the stories are more adult now.



  22. 22

    Re: brainchild

    no actually its UNnatural

    but you could be right because the human race has to die out some how

    wow you really are a brainchild! yay everyone be gay so we can bring on the extinction of the human race! wooooot woooot



  23. 23

    Re: Long Dong Connery – fucking people suck, at least we have not heard from hole in a while, or lg…



  24. 24

    Re: HeyYou! – I wrote about that too, however there was no kiss.



  25. 25

    Re: JigSaw – Target audience for most Marvel Comics are males 17-33 (that age group knows about sex)



  26. 26

    sexxxxxy



  27. 27

    Looks like you mario…..getting your shots!!!!!!!! hee hee hee



  28. 28

    Re: JigSaw – you got that right…..what happened to MIAR



  29. 29

    …uhm. Let me know please when they have the first gay comic strip BJ. "All Of My Life{ I have been waiting…



  30. 30

    YOU READ COMICS TO MARIO, EXPLAINS WHY YOUR SO IMMATURE.



  31. 31

    Would you please stop with all of the gay craap! Do you really not get that you have lost all credibility. Now I see your shit about it up here and just roll my eyes. Ridiculous!



  32. 32

    Re: Lxacex7 – You must have never read X-Force at all. Shatterstar and Rictor have had this ambiguous relationship since early 2000. Their relationship has been hinted at over and over again, but no writer ever had the guts to "take it there". Now finally we get some confirmation about what we(and Emma Frost) always knew…they are in love.



  33. 33

    Re: LizardKinG – What up king???????? :o )



  34. 34

    Re: JigSaw – Hey Jig! First, it was a kiss, not sex and kissing has been in comics for a long time. Second, most comic books are purchased by adult males. Consumer goods - toys to bandages - featuring characters may target children more but graphic novels including hardcover issues are purchased most by adults.



  35. 35

    not that big of a stretch. Comic books dont sell like they used to. maybe 1/10th of the sales they used to do.



  36. 36

    Re: b a t k i s s – Hey! I stand corrected, i have not read one since i was about 10…. learn something new every day!



  37. 37

    ewww



  38. 38

    Re: brainchild – I like your theory! Can you imagine how much more overpopulated the world would be if each and every female was required by nature to produce at least one other life every time she was functionally able?



  39. 39

    FINALLY!!!
    I remember how they originally wanted to do this way back when put god scared. They dropped many hints between these two characters a lot through out the comics.

    Yeeeah… I'm a Marvel comic reader…. *NERD*

    Sorry this makes me giddy because I like Shatterstar and Rictor. XD Thanks for reporting Perez!



  40. 40

    SICK SICK SICK!!!! THEY CAN DO THIS TO TRY TO INDOCTRINATE YOUNG CHILDREN INTO PUTTING THEIR GUARD DOWN SO THEY WILL BE EASIER TO MOLEST BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SICK MENTAL ILLNESS THAT IS CONDEMNED BY EVERY MAJOR RELIGION ON THE PLANET. IF YOU ARE GAY, THINK ABOUT WHAT AN EMBARRASSMENT YOU ARE TO YOUR PARENTS AND FAMILY, WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TO THE FAMILY NAME. HAVE SELF RESPECT AND DIGNITY, DONT BROADCAST YOUR SICKNESS TO THE WORLD



  41. 41

    Bravo!

    It is About Time!!

    Now if we could just save more Teen Gay Suicide Victims!



  42. 42

    in Runaways there's a lesbian character who has a girlfriend! but I guess this is more mainstream. Cool.



  43. 43

    dont really care but bestselling comic is a STRETCH! Nobody cares about Canadian based crime fighters. Let a top shelf character come out then maybe you have something worth writing about.



  44. 44

    yes, i love it! i hate when people say that comics are written specifically for kids or something. i like how they reflect current times, and i think anyone can read it, if they don't get offended by the audience.

    though i never knew rictor or shatterstar were gay! now i need to start reading x-factor lmao.

    the thing is, i know some people will be mad cuz they are changing continuity but whatever, at least they are doing it for the better! how many times did they change comic continuity so they can bring a character back from the dead? "NO WAIT, magneto is actually alive! he wasnt killed…umm that was his clone." at least for this change, it's a good and a more realistic change. so all the fans that are complaining about the "changes" made they should suck it.



  45. 45

    cool!

  46. JLB83 says – reply to this


    46

    Come to www.TURBOiphone.com for apps and reviews!!!



  47. 47

    Kewl.



  48. 48

    Now it's not even safe for kids to read comic books now.



  49. 49

    Don't read comics. Just watch anime and read manga. There are a lot of yaoi and yuri out there. The Japanese love the gays.



  50. 50

    That is a ridiculous idea!!!!



  51. 51

    Disscusting.

  52. CesX says – reply to this


    52

    hot!



  53. 53

    THEY SHOULD PUT A WARNING LABEL ON THE COVER OF THOSE INAPPROPIATE COMICS… THAT CAN BE ANYONE KID READING THOSE…IT NOT OK TO PROMOTE SAME SEX RELATIONSHIPS…I MEAN LIVE HOW YOU WANT BY WHY PROMOTE IT…NOT EVERYONE LIKES SEEING THAT!!!!



  54. 54

    Awesome!!! Gonna start reading this comic!!!



  55. 55

    Awesome!!! Gonna start reading this comic!!!Re: umyeah
    Then don't fucken post loser.. I care.. Proved you wrong..



  56. 56

    To the haters - Why the hell not? Comic books show violence, are they saying everyone should go and be violent? No. So by showing a gay kiss are they saying everyone should go and be gay? Um, no. Your theory is broken. Shut up.



  57. 57

    ….and I care because…..



  58. 58

    im a little irritated by some of these comments. I mean, really. Gay people DO exist, its just that recently homosexually has been depicted in mainstream media. No matter what your opinions are about homosexuality, that fact remains that we are a part of the world and have been for a very long time. So if your watching a movie or tv, reading a book or a comic, or looking at a painting and two men or two women are depicted kissing, or in a relationship, or even having sex…go ahead…have your opinion. but keep it to yourself, ’cause your just wasting your time….your opinion doest change the fact that Art Imitates LIFE!!!



  59. 59

    In Japan, it's called yaoi. It's been around way longer.

    xoxo