December 9, 2008

Ultimate (Gay) Colossus

I love Marvel's Ultimate universe. not only does it update the origins of our favorite characters, or give a new take to his or her characterization, but in some cases they change one of the basic traits of the character. Case in point... ultimate Colossus is gay! Here he is in a flashback from Ultimate X-Men #94. His dad just caught him in bed with another dude! Kudos to Marvel for having the balls to allow this. The house of ideas has come a long way from the Jim Shooter/No Gay Heroes-era. And kudos to Paul as well, who sent in this scan.




22 comments:

scottyquick said...

More importantly, ultimate Colossus has something resembling a personality!

Seriously, wtf Marvel? You can show 12 year olds post-coital and stripping, but don't you dare show the 30+ issue couple kissing after one thought the other was dead.

Anonymous said...

I think my confidence and self esteem has increased ten thousand folds.

old-fashioned homosexual said...

Wow, I know we have to move things forward but even I think that's a bit much. Naked 12 year old boys having anal sex in a comic book meant for children? Jesus, I pity the suburban mom who has to explain the logistics of gay sex to a 7 year old.

Anonymous said...

Sweet, I do tend love Ultimate better for a lot of reasons, mainly cause their stories aren't as over done like regular. I hope you'll post more Colossus he's really hot. The guy he's with looks at least 40 though.

rachel said...

Hm, I wonder if they're using Ultimate to see how fans will react to retconning existing characters to be gay. As much as I'd love to see more gay characters, outside of AUs I'm not a big fan of retcons. I think they could reveal that a few heroes were always bi and just in the closet though, that way there could be more gay relationships without turning prior straight relationships into beards. I think Roy Harper could be bi with almost no fuss. :D

old-fasioned homosexual said...

Wow, seriously? You're going to censor me for stating my opinion. Just because I'm not inclined to spout inane prattle or to yelp out things like, "That ass is sweet" or "wOOT, I love big NIPPLES!", you refuse to acknowledge my comment.

What exactly did I say in my post that was so intolerable. I don't think comics (the Ultimates line was created to introduce new younger readers to streamlined version Marvel's main properties) should feature naked twelve years fucking, regardless of their sexuality. Sorry for having an opinion that conflicts with yours, Mr.Stereotype.

Oh and also, you do know what they call people who only value their own opinions and the opinions of people who think like them, right? It's called a bigot and yes, even ignorant gays can be considered bigots.

pandesal said...

Re: old-fashioned homosexual... Wow, seriously? What the fuck are you taking about?!

I do not sensor comments in this blog. Let me educate you, my poor ignorant reader. This blog has "comment moderation" on. A feature of blogspot that has so that comments have to be approved. I use it mainly to reject spam and adds on this blog. I do not censor people's opinions.

The reason your comment did not appear right away is because I only check this blog once a day. Having a full time job and the demands of a social life prevents me from dedicating all my time to this blog. Believe it or not I am not online 24 hrs a day.

I hope you realize how silly your assumption is that I censored your comments were. I take no offense in your first comment, but I do not appreciate being called a bigot when you have absolutely no basis for calling me one.

So once again, I'm SO sorry that it took me a several hours to approve all the comments that you and other (awesome) people left. I'm sorry my laziness in checking the blog is hindering your freedom of expression.

Anonymous said...

I think someone owes our moderator an apology... *looks at OFH*

steverm said...

When I want to see imaginary pecs and nipples and make and read comments about them, I come here.

Call me crazy.

:)

Anonymous said...

It's an honest mistake, I'm sure all is forgiven already.

Anyway, it's been a couple of years since I last read Ultimate, and I like the retcon from the little that I had read so far. Except maybe jean's short hair, bleh.

And...what? Is he really 12 years old in this context? Eh, no matter, I assumed he was my age anyway.

My previous comment (second one) was really refering to the fact that the crew is slightly more diverse.

I'm sure there's another less sexual scan somewhere which has evidence of Collosal's sexuality, but this picture happens to be the hottest. Heh.

I don't think 7 year olds would get the implication anyway, unless they picked the idea up from school or something.

scottyquick said...

a) Yes, because having a teen gay couple kiss is the exact same thing as showing them having anal sex.

b) By 12 year olds having sex, I was referring the Oh my God creepy Storm/Black Panther miniseries. I apologize for not making that clear.

Alex said...

That scene was merely a memory of colossus that was revealed when Jean Grey read his mind if memory recalls. That was the whole scene, I've read most of all the ultimates line, and sex is always an afterglow scene.

old-fasioned homosexual said...

I apologize on bended knee, Pandesal! I'm sorry for being a trigger-happy cunt. :(

Lurve your blog, sorry if I made you angry. I just thought...and um, and...oh, never mind.

*backs away awkwardly*

Anonymous said...

Paul here. Submitter of the picture. I came to state that Colossus is not 12 in this picture.

In the Ultimate time line, Colossus was 19 when he joined the X-Men (This was calculated because Cyclops starts off as 18, and Colossus claims to be a year older then Cyclops). Before that, he worked for the Russian Mob. He started with the mob when he left home, which happened because of this scan. So, using that logic, Colossus in the pic is at least 17 and more likely 18 years old (as he wasn't with the mob all that long).

pandesal said...

OFH, all is forgiven. I'm sorry if I came off as angry.

Anonymous said...

Draaaaama on a blog where there should be no drama. This blog rocks! Keep it up, dont let the uptight folks get to you.

timemonkey said...

I'd like this pic better if it wasn't a retcon in the middle of a story that took their two gay characters and mutilated them. It is nice to be able to see it though.

K▲LIGUL▲ en Kandor said...

Probabely there isn´t two bed in that house...:P

Anonymous said...

Is it just me or does Colossus' buddy look like Eric Roberts from Heroes?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Marvel will still be given such freedom now that Disney has acquired them.

pandesal said...

Well, they did say that Disney will in no way censor them or be involved in the content of their books. Plus, I think Disney is fairly gay-friendly.

Anonymous said...

colossus is not gay, kitty pryde. nuff said! ultimate universe is awesome besides that.

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