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