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‘All-New X-Men’ Reveals Longtime X-Man As Gay (For Now)

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The Advocate has published leaked pages from All-New X-Men #40, on sale tomorrow, which reveal that one of the characters is secretly gay. It's a big moment, and one that could potentially increase gay visibility in the Marvel Universe in a significant way, but there are complications to the story that make it hard to read as an unambiguous victory for LGBTQ representation. Read on if you don't mind having the issue spoiled.

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Poll: Vote on the Best and Worst Comic Book Romances, Round IV

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From Wally West and Linda Park, to Harley Quinn and Mistah J, we're asking you to vote on comics' most famous couples so we can determine the best (and worst) romantic partnerships that comics have to offer. If you think the couple is meant to be, vote 'True Love.' If you think they've got unstable chemistry and can only end badly, vote 'Bad Romance.'

In today's polls, we trace a course from one storm to another through several Marvel characters. Some of these relationships led to big weddings, some led to bigger breakups, some were rebounds and some were affairs (or could be affairs). But are they true love, or a bad romance?

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Link Ink: New ‘Powers’ Screenshots, Planned End Date For ‘Attack On Titan’ And That Time Nicolas Cage Slept In Dracula’s Castle

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Each weekday, ComicsAlliance brings you a carefully selected variety of links from around the web about comics and comics-related media, including movies, video games, toys, and whatever else might be worth noting. Quite frankly, these are items you may just need to know about to have a productive day. Take a look at today's hand-picked links after the jump.

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Rachel & Miles X-Plain The X-Men: Through Death and Through Life

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Welcome back to Rachel and Miles X-Plain the X-Men, a weekly podcast in which X-Perts Rachel Edidin and Miles Stokes explore the ins, outs, and retcons of fifty years of Marvel’s greatest superhero soap opera!

This week: Rachel and Miles celebrate an anniversary with a retrospective of one of the great romances of the Marvel universe; the Summers/Grey family tree is more of a transdimensional strawberry patch; the X-Men play some football; Professor Xavier is not a jerk; and Scott Summers and Jean Grey are the power couple of existentialism.

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Mutant Women of Earth: How Chris Claremont Reinvented the Female Superhero

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This April Brian Wood and Olivier Coipel launch a new X-Men title with a roster of Jubilee, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Rachel Grey, Rogue and Storm. That the team is all-female is unusual for a series that isn't defined along gender-lines. What makes the roster extraordinary is that it's an all-star line-up. These are first draft X-Men, and the book could easily have added more top picks -- Dazzler, Emma Frost, Jean Grey, Magik, Mystique -- and still been all-female.

It's hard to think of any other superhero team with such a strong bench of women, and it's especially hard to think of another team where so many female characters rose to prominence within the team itself. What these characters have in common is no mystery; they were all written by Chris Claremont, the man whose name is synonymous with "strong female characters."

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Toy Fair 2013: Hasbro’s Official 2013 Marvel Legends Images

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It looks like Hasbro will be paying equal attention to classic and contemporary character designs in its second relaunched Marvel Legends wave. Coming in 2013 will be Wrecking Crew members Wrecker and Bulldozer, the latest Kaine incarn

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‘Marvel Heroes’ MMO Releases New Trailer And Character Designs [Video]

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Gazillion's Marvel Heroes video game had a pretty big presence at last weekend's New York Comic Con and our own Chris Sims clocked some time behind the controls, which he'll be reporting on in detail later this week. In the meantime, though, there's plenty of new gameplay footage and character model sheets for fans

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Marvel Previews Early ‘All-New X-Men’ #1 Art By Stuart Immonen

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With their Marvel NOW initiative set to start this fall, Marvel is beginning to roll out interior art for some of its most anticipated titles, including the November 7 release of All-New X-Men #1. Written by Brian Michael Bendis with art by fan-favorite artist Stuart Immonen, All-New X-Men features the original team -- Cyclops, Marvel

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Marvel Teases Next Big ‘AvX’ Reveal

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If you thought that the debut of the Phoenix Five was shocking, Marvel Comics is teasing an even bigger reveal for the later issues of Avengers vs. X-Men - even if it's one that some people have been waiting for since the first announcement of the series. Potential spoilers ahead.A

Hipster Superheroines: An Infinite Crisis of Irony

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Recently, the Internet has been swept up with a series of images in which Disney's princesses -- particularly Ariel of The Little Mermaid -- are recast as hipsters, touting their own nonconformity while blasting others for being way too mainstream. Don't get us wron

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