As predicted, DC Comics has officially revealed that the Green Lantern is gay as a goose. Better, he’s in a heartwarmingly charming relationship with a sexy little number named Sam. All will be revealed in the second issue of the new series Earth Two, illustrated by Nicola Scott and written by James Robinson.
From Rolling Stone:
Up until recently, a middle aged version of Alan Scott [a.k.a. The Green Lantern] was one of the stars of Justice Society of America, a comic series featuring the 1940s versions of DC’s heroes set in the present day. The new versions of these characters in Earth Two have all been aged down considerably, to the point that Scott’s gay superhero son Obsidian had to be sacrificed. Robinson says he was inspired to write Scott himself as a gay character to make up for that loss. “The logical leap that I made was, oh, why don’t we make Alan Scott gay?,” he says. “To DC’s credit, there wasn’t any hesitation. [Co-publisher] Dan DiDio was like ‘Oh, that’s a great idea, let’s do it!'”
First the high profile gay wedding of X-Men’s Northstar for Marvel Comics, now a superhero legend comes out for DC. What a red letter year to be a gay comics geek! Maybe we should become one. Have you met any? They’re cute!
Here’s a preview from the issue, due out June 6th:
Huh. I stand corrected. I would NEVER have called Alan Scott. Looks like he’s going to be the main character of their new Earth-2 line, or at least one of the chief ones. I did not expect it to be someone that high profile. You done good, DC. You done real good.
This was so much fun. The ink was beautifully done too. The subtle body language was brilliant. When they locked lips, I was there. One thousand moms will be swarming any day now. The entertainment never ends.
Fantastic move. This gay comic geek is very happy. And yes…I’m cute.
Yay! Yippie! OMFG!
I’m hoping Ryan Reynolds hangs onto the role long enough to see him play the part when it finally evolves onto the silver screen. I’ve always wondered (fantasized) Ryan Reynolds doing a gay role.
Hmmmm… Maybe time for me to take up acting?
I have sad news for you. The Green Lantern that RR portrated is the Silver Age version (created in 1959). The Green Lantern in this story is based on the Golden Age version (created in 1940).
He’s gay but in an alternate universe that doesn’t affect the main DC continuity. In the plus column Batwoman is still a great character.
DC is always so late lol.. they are constantly copying everything Marvel does
now to see how LONG he remains gay.
and how relevant his being gay will be to the story arc.
Northstar may have come out of the closet, but he may as well have been straight, for the amount of impact that event had on his character.
He’s not gay, he’s bisexual. In the entirety of his sexuality spectrum, he’s had relatonships with both men and women.
@Cole Marentette: I know, right? It’s Green-fuckin’-Lantern! Goddess! I have to give it to DC. All these years I’ve been bitching about how lame they are compared to Marvel…
I can tell who the true comic book geeks are. DC is not following Marvel. Marvel is catching up to DC. I like books from both companies, but please, you show a real ignorance of comic book history with statements like that about who is following whom.
Ryan Reynold as Allan Smith
Taylor Lautner as Sam (Samuel)
THAT WOULD BE SUPER AWESOME
Check out the fantastic response from some of the straights:
I love this quote the best:
“everything with lesbians is acceptable and we need more of that. everybody loves lesbians”
I really wanna buy this comic book now. It’ll be my third? comic book ever. I also hope to see a movie in the future 🙂
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