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;
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
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.