1. DC Comics Green Lantern Relaunched as Gay Superhero  

    It looks like The NYPost officially revealed the identity of DC’s gay superhero, and unsurprisingly it’s Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern. Having a Alan Scott as a wealthy character that is out with his sexuality is an interesting take on the classic character from the 1940s. As I’ve said before,  James Robinson is the best writer at DC to tackle this revamped character.

    One of DC Comics oldest heroes is super-coming out. The original Green Lantern - a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years - will be revealed to be a gay man in next week’s issue of “Earth 2.” Alan Scott - formerly a married father of two who first appeared in 1940 - tips readers off to his sexuality early on in the comic when he gives his boyfriend a welcome home kiss. “He’s very much the character he was. He’s still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He’s also gay,” “Earth 2” writer James Robinson told The Post.

    The Emerald Guardian’s sexuality was rebooted along with the rest of his fictional universe as part of DC’s “New 52” initiative aimed at rejuvenating their characters. Robinson said he decided to make the change because making the character young again meant erasing Scott’s gay superhero son out of existence. “The only downside of his being young was we lose his son, Obsidian, who’s gay. So I thought, ‘Why not make Alan Scott gay?’” Robinson recalled. “That was the seed that started it.” He ran his idea by the bosses at DC, “who signed off on it without hesitation.”   

    Robinson, a British writer who lives in San Francisco with his wife, is no stranger to gay characters - he wrote DC’s “Starman” comic in the 1990s, a groundbreaking title that starred a homosexual superhero. He said the only agenda he’s pushing is reality. “It’s a realistic depiction of society,” he said. “You have to move with the times.” He said he did hope the character - who’s the most powerful member of DC’s superteam, the Justice Society - would be an inspiration. “He’s a type-A personality who doesn’t hide in the shadows,” Robinson said. “I hope he’s a positive figure. If there’s some kind of kid out there who’s reading the comic and who’s worried about the person he is, maybe it will give him a positive sense of who he is. Or maybe a different kid will read it and decide I don’t need to bully some kind of kid in school,” Robinson said.   

    In the current “New 52” continuity, the Alan Scott Green Lantern and the Justice Society operate in a different universe than the Justice League. Robinson said in the “Earth 2” universe, Scott is the sole Green Lantern, and “the strongest, most important super-powered character” in the world.  (via)

     
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    hahahaha that means Ryan Rynalds has to ditch the bitch and get a man in the movie ahahhahahaahhahaha
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    the only thing that stops me being behind this 100% is what does this mean for Jade?
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    Great, really great….and what’s with his children Jade and Obsidian now ? Vanished forever in the limbo of the old DC...
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