COMICS: Alan Scott (The Original Green Lantern) Confirmed As DC's New Gay Superhero
Earth 2 writer James Robinson confirms that original Green Lantern Alan Scott is indeed the superhero who will come out of the closet next week, and he also reveals that this writes the character's son Obsidian out of continuity.
Created 70 years ago, the original Green Lantern will indeed be revealed as a gay man in next week's Earth 2 #2. Despite being a married father of two in the previous continuity, the younger version of the superhero has a boyfriend in "The New 52" as can be seen from the artwork below. "He's very much the character he was. He's still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He's also gay," writer James Robinson told The New York Post today. "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?' That was the seed that started it."
"It's a realistic depiction of society," he added. "You have to move with the times. He's a type-A personality who doesn't hide in the shadows. 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." Many of you were already fairly vocal when it was just rumoured that DC would be making Alan Scott gay, but how do you feel now that it's confirmed? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place.
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