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COMIC LEGEND: Hulkling was originally created as a girl.
Hulkling is the half-Kree/half-Skrull member of Young Avengers…
who is one half of one of the top couples in superhero comics (aided by the fact that DC turned most of their coupled characters single during the New 52), Hulkling and Wiccan…
Amazingly enough, though, for one of the most prominent gay couples in comics, originally Hulkling was going to be a GIRL!
Tom Brevoort explained it a few years ago:
Originally, Allan [Heinberg, creator of the Young Avengers – BC] pitched Hulkling as a female character using her shape-changing abilities to pose as a man. I suspect this was as close as Allan felt he could get to depicting an openly gay relationship in a Marvel comic. But as we got underway… he started to have second thoughts and approached me about maintaining Hulkling and Wiccan as two involved male characters.
And the rest is history!
It’s amazing how close we came to missing out on such a historic pairing.
Thanks to Tom Brevoort for the information (that Brevoort is always such a font of awesome information)!
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