Green Lantern Is Now A Gay Superhero
DC Comics has announced that Green Lantern, a.k.a. formerly straight husband and father Alan Scott, is now coming out of the closet.
“It’s a realistic depiction of society,” says Earth 2 writer James Robinson. “You have to move with the times.”
A DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years, the Green Lantern character will be revealed to be a gay man in next week’s issue of Earth 2 immediately, when he gives his boyfriend a “welcome home kiss” (meaning the personal storyline has been entirely rebooted, removing his wife and two children). Making Green Lantern young again meant erasing his son, who was gay, and actually making him gay instead.
“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 recalls. “That was the seed that started it.” Robinson ran the idea by the bosses at DC, “who signed off on it without hesitation.”
Earth 2 No. 2 goes on sale Wednesday next week.