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Jun 1 '12

DC Makes it Official - Alan Scott, Green Lantern of Earth 2, is Gay

DC today confirmed what I told you two weeks ago — Alan Scott the Green Lantern of Earth 2 will be a gay man. According to the EW, it was writer James Robinson’s idea. 

The original version of Alan Scott was an older man, and he had a superpowered son, Obsidian, who was gay. The fact that Scott was young now [thanks to a universe-wide reboot] meant Obsidian no longer existed. I thought it was a shame that DC was losing such a positive gay character. I said, “Why not make Alan Scott gay?” To Dan DiDio’s credit, when I suggested it to him, there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation.

The Alan Scott I’m doing now is that same dynamic, brave, honorable man. A man that you’d want guarding your welfare, your children, your life, your home. He’s willing to give his life for the world. He’s everything you want in a hero. And he happens to be gay. So really, apart from his sexuality, there isn’t that much of a difference.

Here’s a look at some pages from Earth 2 where Scott meets up with his boyfriend Sam.


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    didn’t you know us queers aren’t allowed to age? i will be in my twenties forever
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    I’m, actually, kind of okay with the decision… But, kind of… Conflicted about it… Because a) I don’t know much on Alan...
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    DC can kiss my ass for this decision. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again dont take an established character and...
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    It does seem really lazy/half-hearted to make some Green Lantern who isn’t Hal Jordan or John Stewart gay in an...
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