Our signature silver-haired newscasting fox Anderson Cooper is soon to be inducted into the Marvel Universe in the upcoming Black Widow #12 due in November.
Cooper’s TV show will play a prominent role in the plot, acting as a catalyst for a “major event in Black Widow’s story.”
Comic writer Nathon Edmonson added:
“We imagine that in Black Widow’s world, as would be the case with many other Avengers, things she does can’t be ignored by the media and all it takes is somebody who knows how to ask the right questions to make her world very uncomfortable for her but in a way that is perhaps not unjust.”
According to the online Marvel wiki Marvel Database, there are currently 98 gay-identified characters that have graced the glossy pages of Marvel comics.
Sorry, Anderson — so close to being the big 100.
Here is the full list of 98 to come before him:
Aimee (Clint Barton’s neighbor)
Finch (Kate Bishop’s neighbor)
David Castiglione (no photo available)
Henry McCoy (yep, in one version of X-Men Beast is gay)
Ja Kyee Lrurt
Katerina van Horn
Marcus (Kate Bishop’s neighbor)
Mary Jane Watson
Molly von Richthofen
Quentin Glass (we could only find the live-action version from The Punisher)
Raymonde Belmonde (no photo available)
Renata Da Lima
William Robert Reilly
Xi’an Coy Manh