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    Default James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern

    After hints of an iconic coming out, DC and James Robinson reveal that original Green Lantern Alan Scott will be rewritten as a gay hero in the pages of "Earth-2," and the writer shares word of GL's family history and future romance.


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    I haven't read Earth 2 yet, but its cool that they're going with this.

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    There you have it. It's Alan Scott, Earth's foremost champion and protector. That's pretty cool.
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    Well that was anti-climactic. Ah, the rigors of the internet hype machine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomiq View Post
    Well that was anti-climactic. Ah, the rigors of the internet hype machine.
    DC wasn't trying to hype it. It was the industry that hyped it up.
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    Definitely a more good-looking couple than Marvel's (in terms of art). Pre-ordered!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryanbega View Post
    To One Million Moms: Before you say anything, no one cares.
    I'd bet money not one of those "million" moms could even pick Alan Scott out of a lineup, but that won't stop them from being "outraged" by this.

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    Makes sense. Earth 2 being a completely new thing makes it easier to justify such a fundamental character change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIFTY-TWO (52) View Post
    DC wasn't trying to hype it. It was the industry that hyped it up.
    Yep, I was referring to the various internet sites, blogs and so-forth. I appreciated how Robinson laid out the thought process behind it in the interview. It seems a fairly natural conclusion to come to.

    I'm mostly interested to see how the Earth 2 Green Lantern mythology is handled, to be honest. Him being gay is no big deal - and that's how it should be.

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    Honestly, is anyone surprised by the news given Alan Scott's previous life in the Pre-Flashpoint world ?

    Because in a way this is sort of sad, concerning Alan's not that highly profile outside the DC comics world, unlike the other Green Lanterns.

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    He's going to be high-profile. He's already been described as basically taking Superman's place on Earth-2. That's a pretty big role.

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    I didn't really care much for Earth 2 when it came out, but I still applaud DC for making a move like this. Turning someone like Alan Scott gay at a time like this when gay marriage is a hot political issue is a bold move. I'm sure One Million Moms is going to complain about it, but I don't think anyone takes that group seriously anymore. Between Alan Scott and the upcoming gay wedding in Astonishing X-men #51, it's an important time for gay characters. I've heard some of the anti-gay backlash, some of which comes from my home state. It's disturbing how we have anti-gay pastors that actually favor executing gays or throwing them in internment camps Nazi style in the real world. It's as close to comic book villainy as we can get and for companies like DC that specialize in superheroes, it's an important stand to take.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomiq View Post
    Well that was anti-climactic. Ah, the rigors of the internet hype machine.
    The way that it was hyped, it felt like the reveal would have to be a big event where he rips of his shirt on the top of a mountain screaming "I'M GAAAAAAAAAY!!!" then the next page would be a huge splash of him just frenching a dude.

    But it's not... It just comes off as normal and casual, as it should.

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