Prodigy is Bi-sexual!

So yesterday Axel Alonso had an interview posted on CBR which at first glance had nothing to do with black superheroes but contained some interesting tidbits on black heroes Prodigy and Bling. Prodigy and Hulkling Kiss

Alonso: No, Kieran-Frost, Daken is not the Marvel Universe’s only LGBT character. While Wolverine’s up-to-no-good son currently appears in “Uncanny Avengers” as one of the Four Horsemen of Death, you can find committed same-sex couples like Hulkling and Wiccan in “Young Avengers,” (where Prodigy just revealed that he’s Bi), and Officer Wally Layton and Dr. Donald Meland in “Scarlet Spider,” where they play an integral part in the conclusion of Kaine’s battle with Kraven (“Into the Grave,” issues #21-2) — Lightspeed and the Runaways’ Karolina Dean in “Avengers Arena” — Annabelle Riggs and Valkyrie in “Fearless Defenders,” where they share a very unique bond — and don’t forget Tong, the lovable transgender moloid, who appears in every issue of “FF.” Also, over in “X-Men,” Brian Wood is slowly building a long-term plotline for Bling!, a Jean Grey School student who’s gay. Brian planted the seeds of her personal story in the first issue, with plans to spool it out over the next few arcs.

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For those too lazy to read we learn that David Alleyn/Prodigy former mutant and a poor man’s version of Synch/Everette Thomas who sided with Cyclops during Schism and is currently appearing in the Young Avengers title during Marvel Now is Bi-Sexual. Interesting development considering the kiss he shared with Hulkling in Young Avengers #8. I must say I’m not sure how I feel about this since I did want him to reconcile with Surge with whom he broke up with years ago. Now considering he has all the skills and/or memories of all the X-men his pliable sexuality may be a side effect of his former powers. The original Young Avengers title was controversial for introducing gay couple Hulkling and Wiccan. Prodigy may be the shake up to said relationship and the added controversy can’t hurt sales.  Either way guys keep your eyes peeled on Young Avengers (2013) for more developments on  David Alleyn/Prodigy.

Now Bling has been neglected by most X-men writers since her introduction and the reveal of her sexuality so it’s good to have it confirmed that she is in fact gay and that writer Brian Wood has plans for her in X-men (2013).

What other important LGBT black characters are out there?

Thunder DC Comics Lesbian daughter of Black Lightning

Masquerade  Milestone Comic’s transgendered member of the Blood Syndicate

Fade Gay member of the Blood Syndicate

Kyle Jinadu Husband of the X-men’s Northstar

Josiah Power So powerful Superman respects him

Hero Cruz  Gay member of the Ravers

Rococo Gay super soldier

Shout Out Member of the teenage Kix

Is this development good or bad?

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[Source: CBR]


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18 thoughts on “Prodigy is Bi-sexual!

    • March 26, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      Not gonna lie I am so heart stricken about Prodigy kissing Hulkling. I just always thought (and still hope) that Ted/Billy are each others lobsters and endgames. I hope prodigy won’t mess around with teddy (hypocritical cause billy brought the parasite in over an argument), but still 🙁

      Ohh and im cool with him being bi 🙂

  • August 4, 2013 at 4:01 am

    I don’t mean to be cynical, but sometimes I think every X-Man and Woman is bisexual unless they’re gay.

  • August 4, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I’m at a loss for words. I guess it all goes back to us allowing ( and I’m assuming) white writers that write for black characters and they just keep pushing their stereotypes, prejudices and their very limited understanding of black people on to all of the readers. From the days of corny jive talk to second rate teams and abilities to most of them coming from broken homes or jail or being killed off and the early destruction of what would’ve been the greatest union in comics ( BP and Storm) to the collapse of the most advanced country in the marvel universe (wakanda). The only ones to blame is us, the black readers. We should be flooding comic companies with emails when they write crap for black characters that we don’t agree with. As for me, I think I’ll check out Dreadlocks and Uzan.

    • August 4, 2013 at 5:39 pm

      I Have Dreadlocks. Mr. Baker Can You post a Direct Link For Uzan, Please? Thank You In Advance.

  • August 4, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I think it’s great! As a black man, and as a gay man I like that there’s more representation of what black men are. Yes, there are plenty of black men who are straight, and there are plenty of black men who are LGBT and there is nothing wrong with showing that.

    Frankly, what’s annoying is that so many black people want to show black men being “diverse” but the second that happens all people do is complain.
    “He acts too white” “He acts too ghetto” “He makes us look bad” “He’s not stereotypical enough to pass as black”

    How can anyone expect blacks to be “diverse” when we we’re too busy trying to police ourselves as “What constitutes as black and what doesn’t”.
    There are black men who are LGBT. You may not like it, you may not agree with it, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s there, and it is also a segment of the black community (whether you want to admit it or not).

    And how exactly is Prodigy coming out as Bi hyper-feminizing him? So suddenly because he also has an attraction to men he’s no longer the intelligent, brave young man he was before? Okay…good to know.

    And not only that but Prodigy, and the other black LGBT characters listed can go a long way in fighting the subtle and overt racism in the LGBT community (and yes, there is ALOT of racism in that community).

    So I fully support Prodigy.

    • August 4, 2013 at 11:01 pm

      Well said. Honestly, this is probably the reason a lot of black characters don’t get the attention they deserve- doing anything substantial with them is like walking into a landmine. Thought experiment: Make Wolverine Black. Suddenly he’s a “racist” caricature because rage is central theme of the character.

      • August 4, 2013 at 11:17 pm

        Truth, absolute truth

    • August 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

      I totally agree with you. I tell people all the time if a black guy doesn’t act like a thug, everyone assumes he’s gay.

  • August 4, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    Check the actor,Kevin Grevioux website.

  • August 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I’m a little bummed. One because I also had HIGH hopes for Prodigy to get back with Surge. There could always stand to be more LGBT characters so there’s a positive to all of this. But I’m still pulling hoping Prodigy returns to X-men and gets back with surge. Never head of Milestone comics/Blood Syndicate. I may have to check it out.

  • August 9, 2013 at 3:10 am

    As a heterosexual male of African descent i prefer and will pay for stories that depict heterosexual male heroes of color in a strong and heroic light. Anything less than that i wont support with my dollars or time. I dont mind said heroes in a team settings with other ethnicities.

    If there are enough paying customers that want to see African American male characters depicted this way there will always be writers that will fill that niche for the right price.

    I just wont be supporting it .
    Uzan. Blue Marvel. Mister Terrific. Black Panther. Heck even Batwing .

    • March 28, 2015 at 6:38 am

      Thank you, I can’t believe we are going to let these black homosexuals come in and support this blatant white-supremacist campaign of making one of the few black men in Marvel to be gay.

      This is blatant disrespect and NO black man should be applauding this behavior.

      Over the years, I have really find out that the Xwriters and the X-office is anti-black and specifically anti-black male. They are either eunuchs (Gentle), whitewashed (Sunspot, Monet), dead (Synch), and now gay. As a straight black man, I will NOT be supporting nor putting my money into marvel studios any longer. The destruction of the BP/Storm marriage, and from becoming a Queen of the most advanced nation on Earth to making her a mammy/fetish-character being a sidepiece and booty call for every other non-black character in Marvel (thor , logan, Namor, even Doom) reeks of disrespect not only to her character but to respectable black fans as well.

      This is why we must support indie comics made by black creators, and I am very motivated and willing to put my own work out here for the masses to see.

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  • October 25, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    It’s crazy how ignorant folks can be


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