Marvel has revealed a new gay, gender-bending superhero in the new instalment of the ‘Uncanny X-Men’ comic books.
Benjamin Deeds came out in the 14th issue released this week.
With the code name ‘Morph’, the high school student has the power to shape-shift his appearance – as well as his gender - at will.
Joe Taraborrelli, senior communications manager of Marvel Entertainment, said he hoped the character would continue the company’s rich tradition in storytelling.
‘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,’ he told the Huffington Post.