Comic are being utilized by leftists to make social statements and hammer an agenda into the juvenile mind. The trend began developing in the 90s and has continued unabated ever since. One of the early attempts was a character named Northstar . He is one of the first out of the closet gay superheroes and the first openly gay character to come out in a Marvel Comic book .
Brainwashing, behavioral modification, thought control, thought reform to succeed needs to be able to bypass the rational thinking part of the brain and implant the suggestions and commands to Conform, Obey and follow. See - Brainwashing. Adventure Fantasies such as Comic Books are a ripe opportunity for mental manipulators to gain programming access in order to circumvent the natural evolution of intellectual development in a young person.
As 1992 NY Times article took not of thios disturbing trend 'The new story lines suggest that gay Americans are gradually being accepted in mainstream popular culture. . . . Mainstream culture will one day make its peace with gay Americans.' NY Times Archive Article
NorthStar married his gay partner in Astonishing X-Men #51, published in June 2012.
Rarely does a comic book character have a spouse, sometimes an insinuated romantic relationship, but rarely a spouse - so why is it that they mental manipulators chose to have Northstar marry another man at the height of the Gay Marriage campaign.
Editor-in-Chief at Marvel Comics issued the following statement:
'For over 70 years, Marvels comics have reflected the world outside your window and Astonishing X-Men #50 carries on that tradition. We are proud to create stories that are not only relevant to the issues facing a modern audience but that also explore these nuanced subjects in a compelling manner. We have planned the release of this comic for over a year but the recent discussion of gay marriage, spurred by the comments of President Obama, makes the release of Astonishing X-Men #50 even more timely. The passionate discourse between our fans on both sides of this matter shows that we have struck a chord with our millions of fans around the world.'
X-Men: First Class was a blockbuster viewed by millions. Very few knew they were being manipulated by gay propaganda. The film uses metaphors traditionally assigned to the gay community in presenting their 'mutant' super heroes and strives to form a mental if not subliminal correlation between their fictional superheroes and real life homosexuals.
X-Men mutants struggle with societies reluctance to accept their mutations 'coming out', a term closely identified with gays 'coming out' of the closet is supplanted with X-Men superheroes coming out with their mutations/super powers.
Gay Agendaites , in particular gay screen writer Dan Harris who wrote the screenplay for X2 and gay screenwriter Michael Dougherty who was his co-conspirator, admit that they portray the X-Men mutancy as Gay propaganda in its attempt to implant largely through semi subliminal metaphors further acceptance of homosexuality in society. They desire the audience , if only subconsciously to see Gays as Superheroes.
...some behind the X-Men movies want their audience to see X-Men as superheroes coming out, as analogous to gays coming out of the closet, and their superpowers, as analogous to homosexual lifestyles. 
.Singer and his screenwriters equipped X-Men and X2 with the rhetorical stealth needed to fly below the gaydar of many critics and audience members. 
DC comics, the publishers of Batman and Superman, introduced a gay character the Pied Piper ironically and appropriately named as the Gay Media seeks to draw in more and more young people to follow their piper.
They also began introducing AIDS related themes to their Flash series starting in 1991.
The Green Lantern, another DC staple character - originally a married father of two suddenly emerges as Gay, his children miraculously become non-existent.
References - Footnotes
1. The Real Gay Agenda is on your TV and Movie Screens
2. Making Gay sense of the X-Men
Protecting Children from Gay Agenda on TV
Gay sub text in Kids Entertainment
Gay Agenda in Public Schools
Lesbian infiltration in the Girl Scouts
Gay and Lesbian Media influences
War Against the Boy Scouts