Unique lists featuring pop culture, entertainment and crazy facts. New York Magazine. When Aurora, his sister, and Northstar are in contact with each other, usually by holding hands, they can also vary the rate of acceleration of his molecules to release a cascade of photons creating a momentary burst of light equal to one million candela which they use to blind their opponents. Since the Iceman we'd all been reading since the s never indicated this was the case, the characters had a talk where it was revealed that Iceman couldn't cope with being both a mutant and gay, but since he had to deal with his powers openly, he suppressed his own sexuality to the point where he refused to even think about it. After the massive success of Black Panther and their first female-led superhero movie, Captain Marvelhitting theaters this month, reports are floating around that Marvel may be breaking another barrier with their first openly gay superhero for The Eternals in In an early issue of Alpha Flight Northstar reveals to readers that his sister Aurora has greater endurance and can fly longer, whereas he can fly faster in the same amount of time. Age of Apocalypse and X-Men:
Northstar becomes a mentor to his own squad of young mutants, Alpha Squadronand forms a close mentor relationship with student Anole.
A number of LGBT-centric publications have picked up the news, but don't get too excited until an actual gay character has been announced by the comic giant itself. One of the New MutantsElixirmanages to heal Northstar's wounds but is unable to revive him. Meet Chalice, a New Transgender Superhero. This was criticized.
Though not as popular as the X-Men, Alpha Flight was a team of mutants who operated north of the border in Canada.