Is Max Modell's Hector… That Hector?

Recently Max Modell, head of science labs Horizon, employer of Peter Parker and relatively new supporting cast member of Amazing Spider-Man came out. Not that he wasn't out already, it just hadn't been mentioned in the comic book so far. And it was done in the most matter-of-fact manner, thus;

Is Max Modell's Hector… That Hector?

But it's not the gayness of Max Modell that is in anyway surprising, but that his partner is called Hector.

Because, let's face it, Marvel hasn't had that many gay characters over the year. And Hector isn't that common a name. Could it be… a certain member of the Pantheon? Writer Dan Slott's work has been compared, repeatedly, to that of Peter David who created the character on The Incredible Hulk

Is Max Modell's Hector… That Hector?Is Max Modell's Hector… That Hector?  Is Max Modell's Hector… That Hector?   Is Max Modell's Hector… That Hector?Because here's the other thing. Max Modell does resemble Hector's best friend and occasional homophobe Ulysses, who he stuck with, despite the provocation. Maybe Hector has a type?

Or maybe it's just a rather fun intentional reference to the classic Pantheon story-line… either way, we'll be meeting Hector soon, whoever he is.

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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