Comic book publishers have made it a habit of changing their characters sexuality in recent years and we are going to list them all out for you.

So let’s get to it.

1. Iceman

Iceman first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #1 back in 1963. It was rather clear he was interested in women by Uncanny X-Men #7 when he flirted with a coffee bar waitress named Zelda.

Source: Uncanny X-Men #7

Zelda would not be the only woman, Bobby Drake would show interest in. In Uncanny X-Men #52, he shares his feelings for Polaris.

Source: Uncanny X-Men #52

In fact, Drake would go on to have romantic relationships with a number of women including Kitty Pryde, Mystique, and Magma.

However, in 2015 Marvel Comics and writer Brian Michael Bendis made Iceman gay in Uncanny X-Men #600. 

Source: Uncanny X-Men #600

This came after a younger version of Iceman was made gay in Brian Michael Bendis’ All-New X-Men #40.

Source: All-New X-Men #40

2. Star-Lord

Peter Quill was first introduced in Marvel Previews #4 in 1976. In that first appearance it’s made pretty clear that he is intimate with one of the women who “welcome” him to NASA’s training center in Houston.

Source: Marvel Preview #4

By Marvel Preview #11, it’s revealed that Star-Lord’s ship is actually a living-being and that she considers herself his companion.

In Marvel Preview #14 , his ship takes the form of a woman and the two become romantically involved. However, Star-Lord is unaware that his ship took on the human form of Caryth Halyn.

Source: Marvel Preview #14

In Marvel Comics Super Special #10, Star-Lord professes his love for the alien Aletha.

Source: Marvel Comics Super Special #10

He even got engaged to Kitty Pryde.

Source: Star-Lord & Kitty Pryde #1

While the engagement wouldn’t last, he continued to show interest in women, pursuing his fellow Guardian of the Galaxy in Gamora.

Source: Infinity Wars #1

However, writer Al Ewing and artist Juann Cabal would depict Star-Lord engaging in a threesome with two alien nomads named Aradia and Mors in Guardians of the Galaxy #9.

Source: Guardians of the Galaxy #9

3. Kitty Pryde

Kitty Pryde first appeared in The Uncanny X-Men #129. From almost the beginning she’s been interested in men.

In The Uncanny X-Men #139, she flirts with Colossus expressing her concern that he might be injured in the Danger Room. The two would go on to have a couple of lengthy relationships even becoming engaged at one point.

Source: The Uncanny X-Men #139

She’s also had a relationship with Pete Wisdom. However, that would end in Excalibur #120 with Wisdom packing his bags and leaving.

Source: Excalibur #120

And as noted above she’s had relationships with both Star-Lord and Iceman in the past as well.

Kitty Pryde would come out as bisexual in Gerry Duggan and Matteo Lolli’s Marauders #12 in September 2020.

She kisses a tattoo artist in the issue.

Source: Marauders #12

4. Alan Scott

Alan Scott was the original Green Lantern and he first appeared in All-American Comics #16 by Martin Nodell under the pen name Mart Dellon and Bill Finger back in 1940.

In All-American Comics #18, he would ask Irene Miller out on a date after helping get her brother out of prison. Miller would go on to be a long-time love interest for Scott.

Source: All-American Comics #18

Scott would eventually marry Rose Canton, who also happened to be the villain Thorn. Together the two would have two children in the superheroes Jade and Obsidian.

Source: Infinity Inc. Annual #1

Not only would Scott marry Canton, but he would also marry long-time antagonist Harlequin in his later years.

Source: Infinity Inc. Annual #1

However, in Infinite Frontier #0 in a story written by James Tynion IV with art by Stephen Byrne, he comes out as gay.

Source: Infinite Frontier #0

5. Prodigy

Prodigy or David Alleyne first appeared in New Mutants #4 in 2003 by Nunzio DeFilippis, Christina Weir, and Keron Grant.

He would later appear in the New X-Men. In New X-Men #1 it’s heavily implied that he’s interested in his fellow classmate Noriko Ashida aka Nori aka Surge. He even asks her to join him for dinner.

Source: New X-Men #1

By New X-Men #21 the two are clearly in a relationship with their teammates telling them to get a room.

Source: New X-Men #21

In New X-Men #22, they got a room.

Source: New X-Men #22

However, in Young Avengers #9 by Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, and Mike Norton, Prodigy comes out as bisexual after kissing Hulkling.

Source: Young Avengers #9

6. Tim Drake

Tim Drake first appeared in Batman #436 back in August 1989. He would take on the role of Robin in #457 and would subsequently take on the names of Red Robin and Drake throughout his career.

In the six issue miniseries Robin III: Cry of the Huntress by Chuck Dixon, Tom Lyle, and Bob Smith, Drake shows interest in Ariana Dzerchenko. By Robin #1, Drake’s taking Ariana out on his first date. The two eventually develop more than a simple friendship and Ariana becomes Tim’s first girlfriend.

Source: Robin #1

Ariana might have been Drake’s first girlfriend, but she wouldn’t be the last. He would go on to be romantically involved with  Stephanie Brown, Cassie Sandsmark, Zoanne Wilkins, Tam Fox, Madison Payne, and Barbara Gordon.

Most recently, Drake was dating Brown, his longtime love-interest and the woman he began dating after Ariana. In fact, after Drake died and returned to life in a recent Detective Comics story arc both he and Brown passionately kissed.

Source: Detective Comics #969

However, this would all be retconned in the recently released Batman: Urban Legends #6 where Drake accepts the offer to go out on a date with his friend Bernard.

Source: Batman: Urban Legends #6

7. Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn first appeared in Batman: The Animated Series, but would later be introduced to the DC Universe in Batman: Harley Quinn in October 1999 by Paul Dini, Yvel Guichet and Aaron Sowd.

In Batman: Harley Quinn it’s revealed Quinn is in a deranged relationship with the Joker and finds him irresistible. She tells Poison Ivy, “His charm irresistible! What can I tell ya? The guy just did it for me.”

Source: Batman: Harley Quinn #1

Quinn would go on to have an on again and off again relationship with the Joker as evidenced in her debut canon issue of Batman: Harley Quinn.

Source: Batman: Harley Quinn #1

The character would eventually be put in a sexual relationship with Poison Ivy in Harley Quinn #2 by Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, and Stephane Roux in January 2014.

Source: Harley Quinn #2

This list is obviously not complete and is only the first seven.

This is an ongoing list and will continue to be updated.

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