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
    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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  • bob loblaw 2013/01/30 02:42:58
    bob loblaw
    How about: Not gay, but maybe just loving a person? He's fell for women in the past, but he sees something in this guy, so why not?

    He just loves whoever he loves.
  • Gon Elric 2012/09/18 14:42:55
    Gon Elric
    wats goin on out here?
  • P. Sturm 2012/07/01 20:46:17
    P. Sturm
    I have my suspicions about the shadow too.
  • burningsnowman 2012/06/22 06:46:47
    This could be good. I actually prefer JSA to JLA especially when they had Superman on the team. But it's kind of unfortunate that they picked a character whose old weakness was wood to do this to. The jokes write themselves.
  • Selina 2012/06/19 02:11:22
    not cute
  • Susie manly 2012/06/12 17:29:52
    Susie manly
    Not cute
  • Dave 007 2012/06/10 13:43:45
    Dave 007
    Back in the good olde day's of comics, the 60's, he wasn't. I don't read yhe new trash.
  • Ramón Dave 007 2012/06/12 01:23:30
    I read comics and collected them because my heroes and heroines were HEROIC. They didn't have flaws (save for their "kryptonite") and were able to overcome any adversity. They didn't get sick or thirsty, they didn't fall and break a leg, they overcame all and were heroes. When comics began to reflect the same problems I had in my life they became so much less interesting!
  • Dave 007 Ramón 2012/06/24 12:01:37
    Dave 007
    I totally agree.
  • Ramón 2012/06/09 20:30:25
    Superman: What were you thinking? He got away and you could have stopped him. Now the Omega Bomb will destroy the universe.

    GGL: Ooh. He looked so cute in spandex. I just couldn't hit that BAD guy.
  • GLaDOS Ramón 2012/06/10 01:31:46
    Hardly. They don't even do that to female villains.
  • Ramón GLaDOS 2012/06/27 02:29:49
    Yes but that is because of the unwritten law of female hero uniforms, the more powerful the woman the skimpier the costume. Some become so small real people would have "wardrobe malfunctions" or at least chaffing in inconvenient places.
  • GLaDOS Ramón 2012/07/10 20:49:45
    Yes, which certainly would invite more of the, "Oh my god, she was so hot! I can't hurt her, that'd ruin any chance to get into her pants!"
  • Ramón GLaDOS 2012/07/17 03:26:27
  • Sherlock Dog BL - a Gazillion 2012/06/08 09:26:42
  • Soundstorm Sherloc... 2012/06/09 01:57:59
    This scene looks more like my idea of a fun Saturday night.
  • Sherloc... Soundstorm 2012/08/02 08:30:14
  • Soundstorm Sherloc... 2012/08/02 21:41:03
    Does this mean.......Tony Stark only does the playboy bit for public show? Gasp! He was always my role model! Right down to the heavy drinking!

    Ironman Demon in a bottle
  • Sherloc... Soundstorm 2012/08/04 14:28:36
  • Soundstorm Sherloc... 2012/08/04 21:06:08 (edited)
    Oh I know what that's about!

    Lovely Angels
  • Sherloc... Soundstorm 2012/08/05 04:55:21
  • the_old_coach 2012/06/08 00:21:26 (edited)
    Doesn't bother me in the least.

    I will say that it IS too coincidental that Marvel just passed this way...also, the original had a wife and kids, but then in those days he wasn't able to come out of the closet without a lot of trouble so....no problem.

    green lantern is gay

    bother coincidental marvel passed wife kids days closet trouble


  • GLaDOS the_old... 2012/06/08 03:29:55
    He wasn't originally gay, his son was. The only reason they made him gay was because they got rid of his son.
  • Kozmo, Kostable of the Kust... 2012/06/07 18:02:37
    Kozmo, Kostable of the Kustodian
    Actually, there should be a "Doesn't Matter" check box (but Controversial is apt), too much "Black & White" extemism is dangerous, no Middle Ground. It'd be a Better World if the Moderates held Power rather than the Fanatics who keep grinding axes & perpetuating inane & trite Blood Fueds & Old Scores.
  • Ramón Kozmo, ... 2012/06/12 01:21:04
    Um, yeah. There are fanatics on both sides of the straight aisle. How many people have had PFLAGistas go after them? How many agencies and organizations etc., have been attacked by PFLAGistas for daring to have an opinion in favor of being straight? The answer is a lot, but that isn't what makes the news.
  • Phil 2012/06/07 09:29:05
    Its just D.C. making a grab for more readers and money. Copying Marvel only makes what D.C. did even sadder
  • Rachel Searvogel 2012/06/07 09:02:24
    Rachel Searvogel
    Awww. So cute!~ <3
  • michael Rachel ... 2012/06/07 16:26:44
  • Borat Obama 2012/06/07 06:33:33
    Borat Obama
    That is it. Not watching anymore DC Comics movies. A dude kissing a dude is like an ass kissing an ass.
  • Josh Borat O... 2012/06/07 16:58:10
    Your a jackass sir.
  • Borat O... Josh 2012/06/20 23:56:57
    Borat Obama
    Your a Moose and a jackass. You are a cry baby. You can kiss guys but not in front of me. Gross!!!
  • GLaDOS Borat O... 2012/06/08 03:28:05
    Should make that any Warner Bros. or Warner Bros. affiliates, then, either. That way you have all your bases covered, since Warner Bros. owns DC.
  • Sherloc... Borat O... 2012/06/08 09:30:36
  • Ashley ... Borat O... 2012/06/19 18:40:39
    Ashley Stopard-Baker
    I really hope this is sarcasm. A better response would have been that they made this move for the wrong reasons. People don't just become gay.
  • Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bage... 2012/06/06 21:35:32
    Lord Emperor Kami Guro Bagels Supreme Ruler of the Earth
    Although I don't necessarily think that I'd describe it as cute more of a step up a ballsy as hell move that I can respect get 'im done
  • TheHushedScreamer 2012/06/06 21:03:36
    I believe it suits what Green Lantern's all about.
    Besides, I don't see how a simple thing like sexual orientation could change so much about a character.
  • GLaDOS TheHush... 2012/06/06 22:16:46
    His two, superhero, kids being erased?
  • TheHush... GLaDOS 2012/06/07 01:12:01
    So what? Are his two kids really important? Is everything about his two kids? No. It's about him.
  • GLaDOS TheHush... 2012/06/07 01:24:47
    Yes, both Obsidian and Jade were important, and well-liked, characters. His son was gay, and that's the only reason they made Alan Scott gay, to "make up" for the loss of Todd.
  • TheHush... GLaDOS 2012/06/07 01:46:28
    They were important, but it was not all about them.
    Being well-liked doesn't matter, really.
    Is it proven that the reason they made Alan Scott gay was to make up for the loss of Todd? Is it a sustainable fact?
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