* in a Brian Bendis-written X-Men story coming out today, the Bobby Drake character comes out as gay. From a brief spin around the Internet it looks like one potential objection is that bisexuality gets dismissed in the course of a possible explanation for why the character has a history of dating women. There's also some clumsiness around the idea that failing at a hetero relationship is a sign one is gay, which isn't necessarily the case from any direction you'd care to take that on. This is a time-traveled version of the character, which might put the idea more in the realm of commentary on the fluidity of sexual attraction. It's very nice a high-profile character like Bobby Drake is a gay man in that very straight universe. There's a very talented gay writer named Robert Drake, if you didn't know.