@captainrex: Well, how natural does X-23 feel now? Knowing that she was basically changed to be Asian by a writer of Asian descent who threw a fit when Marvel would not hire an Asian actor to play a Caucasian character. It doesn't feel at all natural to me. I've been blogging about these kinds of things and what's going on at Marvel for the past few weeks, you should check it out on my profile.
@captainrex:X-23 is not a minority, she's actually a clone of Wolverine, which would make her something of a Canadian, clonadian, i don't know. This was actually discussed a few weeks ago on the Marvel Heroes forums. She does look Asian in several of her books and that's because Marjorie Liu was in charge of them at the time. For an interesting side note relating to your topic you should check out how Marjorie Liu threw a fit and tweeted that she would not watch the Iron Fist show on Netflix because Marvel didn't change Danny Rand's race to Asian. Yeah, Marjorie Liu, just another cry-bully of the twitterverse.
@timelordscience: Okay, I just finished The Ultimates up to current and I have the same complaints with it that I have with the New Avengers. There's no back story as to even how this team assembled, they just are. There is little to no team dynamics, it's about as boring seeing them work together as watching the team at Arby's assemble my order. I take that back the team at Arby's at least joke with each other a little. Al Ewing does not know how to take his time and tell a story, everything is rush, rush, rush.
On another note I found another gay character while I was in there, the new Giant Man, Raz Malhotra. That's 7 out of 105. That defiantly puts gay characters at 5% of the currently published Marvel characters.That with the fact that a gay character has a single title out of the 38 published single hero titles, meaning that gay characters makeup over 2 percent of the single hero titles this is over the national demographic of over 1.6 percent.