DC Comics has announced that Green Lantern, a.k.a. formerly straight husband and father Alan Scott, is now coming out of the closet. Drjays Reports..
â€œItâ€™s a realistic depiction of society,â€ says Earth 2 writer James Robinson. â€œYou have to move with the times.â€
A DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years, the Green Lantern character will be revealed to be a gay man in next weekâ€™s issue of Earth 2 immediately, when he gives his boyfriend a â€œwelcome home kissâ€ (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.
â€œThe only downside of his being young was we lose his son, Obsidian, whoâ€™s gay. So I thought, â€˜Why not make Alan Scott gay?â€™â€ Robinson recalls. â€œThat was the seed that started it.â€ Robinson ran the idea by the bosses at DC, â€œwho signed off on it without hesitation.â€
Earth 2 No. 2 goes on sale Wednesday next week. Here’s the movie trailer so you can see how his life was…