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The Green Lantern Is Gay: Cute or Controversial?

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DC Comics has been promising to reveal that one of its more popular superheroes is gay, and they finally made the announcement: It's the Green Lantern. Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is being reintroduced as a homosexual character in the second issue of the "Earth 2" series, part of a recent project designed to revive classic characters called "New 52."

Writer James Robinson explained, "[Scott's] still the same dynamic, heroic guy he was. He's still the head of a media empire like he was in his prior version, but of course with the form of media changing and evolving with the times. And in many ways, his origin mirrors the original one also. Alan’s sexuality is just one facet of him, along with his innate goodness, valor, charisma and skill at leadership that makes him the perfect man to wield the power of the green light in the world of Earth 2." So what do you think? Is the Green Lantern being gay a cute idea, or too controversial?


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  • carlton999 2012/06/02 04:40:40
    Controversial
    carlton999
    +15
    Alan Scott has been straight and married since his introduction in what, the 30's and 40's. And now they make him Gay! If DC wants a gay character introduce someone new and dont fool with someone with that much History.

    All they are trying to do any way is keep up with Marvel and their gay characters getting married.

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  • RastaFan 2012/06/05 04:10:27
    Cute
    RastaFan
    +2
    It's neither, but you left no choice, so I'll call it cute because cute is as close to stupid as it comes.

    Political correctness is lame, old, Marxist bullsh*t. It's time has passed, along with all the Marxist nonsense that is jerking America around. Political correctness will not survive the coming fight.
  • 098765 2012/06/05 03:12:49
  • KrSpo 2012/06/05 02:50:40
    Controversial
    KrSpo
    +1
    I have nothing but good things to say for the fight for equality for GLBT folks. I think though there is such a thing as taking it all too far. I think we've reached that point. When EVERYONE is so PC that it becomes a joke, then the message becomes a joke.
  • Greenbay 2012/06/05 02:42:16
    Controversial
    Greenbay
    +1
    Wtf did you to our super hereos
  • locoheaven 2012/06/05 02:41:10
    Cute
    locoheaven
    Dude he's a super hero and it's just the way dirty minded peoples perspectives
  • 098765 locoheaven 2012/06/05 03:14:21
    098765
    +1
    finish your sentences
  • Red Rage 098765 2012/06/05 07:06:09
    Red Rage
    +2
    Liberals are too dumb to finish sentences, let alone put together cohesive and relevant thoughts.
  • Josh Red Rage 2012/06/07 17:57:16
    Josh
    Oh my goodness "it's just the way dirty minded peoples perspectives" Is this the state of debate in this country?
  • Melissa 2012/06/05 02:34:18
  • GLaDOS Melissa 2012/06/05 03:40:55 (edited)
    GLaDOS
    Didn't know Batwoman, Obsidian, and Renee Montoya were stereotypes. Bunker is, some, but I've known gay guys like that.
  • Eliot Loney 2012/06/05 02:26:25
    Controversial
    Eliot Loney
    +4
    Sick fags.
  • Tony Cicarella 2012/06/05 02:18:39
    Controversial
    Tony Cicarella
    +1
    Thank god I don't read comics anymore I would probably barf on the issue. Don't know what's going on at DC. It was bad enough when they had Superman renounce his US citizenship, so much for "truth, justice, and the American way" this is a new low for DC Comics.
  • Melissa Tony Ci... 2012/06/05 02:56:00
  • GLaDOS Melissa 2012/06/05 03:38:40 (edited)
    GLaDOS
    +1
    It's a low because he's not supposed to be gay.
  • david Melissa 2012/06/05 07:13:36
    david
    +3
    they arent gay they are homosexual. Gay means happy.
  • LEFT IS... david 2012/06/05 11:51:39 (edited)
    LEFT IS NOT RIGHT
    +1
    Just like once-upon-a-time, rainbow colors used to not mean 'Gay'. I miss the old days.
  • Josh david 2012/06/07 18:02:34
    Josh
    Queer means strange and Fag means a stick or a cigarette dependant on your nationality, now have we had enough etymology of the the american calloquialisms for Homosexuals? I sure have, now back to the point hes supposed to be strait, its part of his character, now STFU.
  • Tony Ci... Melissa 2012/06/05 14:15:37
    Tony Cicarella
    +1
    I could really care less about gay people one way or the other. But rewriting a character to fit a politically correct agenda is low and stupid. They should have created a new character or the next Green Lantern. I wouldn't read it because I don't approve of the lifestyle but that's my option. Those that are gay have a right to read comics with gay characters and they should havve that option as well. My personal opinion on the lifestyle is just that. You know what they say about opinions. They are like armpits, everyone has them and they all stink. LOL you may feel mine stinks or u may agree. That's what makes this country great. We are all free to have an opinion. Hope I cleared up my position on this.
  • GLaDOS Tony Ci... 2012/06/05 03:38:25
    GLaDOS
    +1
    When they found out how unpopular that was, the next issue basically made that issue seem like an elseworlds story, never happened in canon.

    As for this, it's because they got rid of Obsidian, by making Alan Scott young again. No gay son, make daddy gay, instead.
  • Stuart 2012/06/05 02:05:44
    Controversial
    Stuart
    +3
    It is stupid. If they are going to start doing crap like this, they need to have a storyline where the Boy Wonder sues The Batman for molesting him and one of where Catwoman gets involved with bestiality just to cover all the bases. We need to make sure all the kids get a well-rounded education sex education just in case they missed it in the 3rd grade.
  • Melissa Stuart 2012/06/05 02:52:49
  • david Melissa 2012/06/05 07:17:52
    david
    +3
    homosexuality is deviant. it deviates from the norm. if every one was homosexual there would be no procreation. yeah you could test tube it but then society would really be full of freaks. And yes the homosexual agenda does appear to indoctrinate children.
  • Melissa david 2012/08/01 02:18:55
  • david Melissa 2012/08/07 15:39:37
    david
    No not convert but attempt to be a special protected group like a minority race if you will. There are so many other worthy causes for society to be spending time and money on. It is something that I and the people around me are so sick of hearing about. We have people with real troubles that need attention. And,from what I have withnessed the cause is pretty disgusting. The homosexual pride parades for the most part are indecent no matter who you are. I would be arrested and labeled if I behaved the way I have witnessed their behavior in public. And wasting taxpayer dollars teaching about it in school? Let the parenting do that. Its just time to for that particular group of people to go to work and go home like the rest of us. As far as freaks thats what we need is 2 men raising a kid. That will produce a healthy society. Probably not.
  • Superjo... Stuart 2012/06/05 06:04:01
    Superjosh007
    +1
    if you want to poke at them pedophilia and bestiality are not the best because they will always counter it with the consenting adult thing. what you need to use is the sin that Lot's daughters committed after they left Sodom: incest with consenting adults. (although Lot WAS really drunk -date raped-)
  • david Stuart 2012/06/05 07:14:41
    david
    +1
    yeah and then cat woman can actually marry a cat so all the freaks can get some time
  • The Libertarian 2012/06/05 01:35:39
    Controversial
    The Libertarian
    +4
    As a long time comics fan, I bought my first comic in 1969, I have followed his story for decades. This is a contrived storyline and it shows. A new character who is gay, or in the closet and comes out, is fine; but this is sacrilege.
  • Melissa The Lib... 2012/06/05 02:53:28
  • david Melissa 2012/06/05 07:21:06
    david
    +2
    its gross. to most adults homosexuality is just nasty. much like beastiality
  • Rob The Lib... 2012/06/07 01:06:21
    Rob
    I agree. Maybe he should be an offshoot (or perhaps shooting off) called Pink Lantern LOL!!
  • bosscortes 2012/06/05 01:34:00
    Cute
    bosscortes
    +1
    wait..wasnt the green lantern black?
  • GLaDOS bosscortes 2012/06/05 01:45:20
    GLaDOS
    +1
    One of them was. In order of appearance, there was Alan Scott, Hal Jordan, John Stewart (the black one), Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner, unless you also count Alan Scott's no-longer-existent daughter, Jade.

    guy gardner kyle rayner count alan scotts no-longer-existent daughter jade
    guy gardner kyle rayner count alan scotts no-longer-existent daughter jade
  • bosscortes GLaDOS 2012/06/09 03:05:22
    bosscortes
    +1
    ohhh i see now lol...thanx
  • Aes Sedai 2012/06/05 00:57:23
    Cute
    Aes Sedai
    +2
    It's not the Green Lantern your thinking of. It's the Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott, not Hal Jordan (the one from the movie)
  • Anarchico Anthony 2012/06/05 00:41:32
    Controversial
    Anarchico Anthony
    +5
    Why do they have to change a character's sexual orientation after it has already been established before? Totally unnecessary, if they want to be politically correct, create a new superhero and make them gay, why go back and change a fairly well known superhero?
  • Darnel 2012/06/05 00:31:43 (edited)
    Controversial
    Darnel
    +2
    And most of the readers I know could care less.



    Hopefully they will give good writing w/o beating us over the head with this.
  • GLaDOS Darnel 2012/06/05 01:37:52
    GLaDOS
    +1
    I'd prefer Obsidian and Jade still being around, personally.
  • Darnel GLaDOS 2012/06/05 01:41:19
    Darnel
    +2
    Ditto,.. Both were established with history and a fan base.
  • Tectonic 2012/06/05 00:27:57
    Cute
    Tectonic
    +2
    I only wished they picked a more iconic/significant Green Lantern, not too many people follow Alan Scott's I think, or he is not one of the main Lanterns.
  • GLaDOS Tectonic 2012/06/05 01:36:16 (edited)
    GLaDOS
    +1
    I only wish they had made a whole new one, so that they could have become "iconic" based on their own merits, and over time, like every other character had to.

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