I know some people like that era of comics, but I personally hate 90s comics, doing a little research here and there and to me it’s a garbage decade, between the Speculator Market pushing comics to make ever issue ground breaking for the sake of selling them for millions later, only for it to crash the market when it turns out today you can buy 4 copies of the death of Superman for $20, and also with constant editorial changes which ruined originally good stories like the Clone Sage. I also don’t like that the 90s is where all the comic bookie weirdness really started to kick in, like early comics stories where simple yes, but they where also straight to the point, and didn’t ask you to do some mental gymnastics to understand what is going on, like the X-Men went from fighting mutant racism, and other evil mutants, to fighting Ancient Mutants, time traveling back and forth in time, going to space, and then fighting a evil fushion clone of Profesor X and Magneto. Honestly the only good things that came out of the 90s was Venom, Deadpool, and Image Comics (although their not perfect either) but so much of all the things I don’t like about that era bleed into the early 2000s, and is still around today, and before anyone says I’m just a baby who doesn’t get it, I was born in 1993 when all this shit was going down.
There’s a lot of straight characters that people ship together, such as Human Torch/Spider-Man, Wolverine/Nightcrawler, Cyclops/Wolverine, Captain America/Winter Soldier, Captain America/Iron Man, Iron Man/Doctor Strange, Magik/Kitty Pryde, Captain Marvel/Spider Woman, Magneto/Charles Xavier, Batman/Superman… I could go on. But you know what? There’s actual gay and bisexual and lesbian and pansexual characters in the comic books people seem to be forgetting about. All of those aforementioned characters are assumed straight until/unless confirmed otherwise because they’ve all had romantic relationships with opposite gendered partners. While I know there’s an argument saying that people can go on for years without coming out, and I know that to be true because of real life experience with people who’ve done that, but at this point I think it’s very unlikely that all of those characters and others would come out as anything other than straight save maybe one or possibly two of them. All that this does in my view is erase that actual LGBTQ characters in the comics and instead ship two straight people together in what seems to be a forced relationship. I would definitely love more LGBTQ characters in the comics being a queer person myself but at this point in time I see much more content for straight characters in gay relationships than actual gay characters in relationships. The only one I see a lot of content for is Deadpool who is pansexual, but half of that is with Spider-Man and the other half is with Cable.