I remember when Northstar was killed, a friend of mine who writes for TV but used to write for comics, Alan Heinberg – I begged him to make two of those Young Avengers gay. Begged him. Begged him... [and t]hey did! They did. But originally, one of them wasn't going to be a guy – the Hulkling. He wound up doing the couple and did a great job with it, but now he's writing Gray's Anatomy and other things. He's a great writer and I'd like to see him do more comics, but he's making more money doing writing in Hollywood. NRAMA: I remember seeing the first pictures of the Young Avengers and thinking Hulkling was just a really butch female... PM: He was, originally!