Alan Scott Revealed as DC’s Newest Gay Character

It’s official. Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, is gay.  The mystery was revealed on DC’s Source blog.

I already discussed some of my feelings. Here’s what Earth 2 writer James Robinson had to say about the announcement in an interview with Newsarama:

It was something I came up with when I was first putting this modern version of Justice Society together about eight months ago.

I really believe in this idea of relaunching the Justice Society and making them younger. But I thought it was a shame that we lost Jade and Obsidian, who are Alan Scott’s children. Obsidian has been in the comics for years and was a positive gay character.

And then, in the way that one idea can spring forward to the next, I thought, well, let’s make Alan Scott gay. And to DC and to Dan DiDio’s credit, when I ran the idea past him, there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation. He was like, “Yeah, that’s great. Let’s do it.”

Click here to read the rest of the interview. It’s a good read.

 

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