Which DC Hero Came Out?

DC reveal the identity of the character who has now be shown to be gay. Sometimes the comics industry does things to sell comics but surely that is their business but whenever it is something out of the norm there is a lot hype and you never know if it is deserved or not.
In this case to have a DC character come out as gay seems fine to me but does not deserve all the attention it is getting. So who is the person in question?

Today, we are pleased to announce that the mystery about the identity of the character in question is over. Appearing in next week’s EARTH 2 #2, Alan Scott is the only Green Lantern of Earth 2. A team leader with a Type-A personality and an appetite for justice, Alan also happens to be homosexual. And while his origins won’t be shown in full detail until issue #3, we can tease that a traumatic event will serve as the catalyst for him assuming his superhero identity as The Green Lantern.

Alan’s storyline is a direct result of DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 and DC’s commitment to taking a fresh look at its characters. Originally a Golden Age character whose previous continuity spanned from the 1940s through modern times, Alan was a charter member of the Justice Society. As a character, Alan is one of the oldest within DC Comics’ pantheon (being created in 1940). In EARTH 2, he is getting an update for contemporary times to reflect the world we live in. He is younger, has an updated costume and is being introduced to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 for the very first time. It is also important to note that while Alan is a gay man, his sexuality is merely only one part of his multi-layered character.

Source: DC Comics
GS Reporter: Montoya

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4 comments

  1. Now, that’s just downright silly…

  2. That’s just insultingly lazy – that mad collar of his clearly just had them confused with Hooded Justice from The Minutemen.

    Come on though, really… No gay man would be seen dead with those colours on all together at once. Or that big, chunky belt.

    That’s *ridiculous*…

    They should have made it Barry Allen…

  3. Welcome to the next decade dominated by the following joke:

    “Hey, they say he has a weakness for wood!”

  4. deanjsimons /

    HAHAHAHA “he has a weakness for wood!” that is the best joke i’ve heard all week

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