The original Green Lantern – a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years – will be revealed to be a gay man in next week’s issue of “Earth 2.”
Alan Scott – formerly a married father of two who first appeared in 1940 – tips readers off to his sexuality early on in the comic when he gives his boyfriend a welcome home kiss.
“He’s very much the character he was. He’s still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He’s also gay,” “Earth 2” writer James Robinson told The Post. Fox News »
Just about anything that can be done has been done in comic books. Nothing is sacred—especially not super heroes. If there are aliens galore from other parts of space, then why is it so earth-shattering that there are other universes? And if there are alternative universes, then maybe there is a universe that finds the Green Lantern virtuous no matter what he does.
I find it peculiar that the gay G.L. in this case is Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern from 1940. What happened to his significant female love interest? Does she no longer exist? In one version Alan was married. Did she turn into a dude? Why does the Green Lantern not pursue her anymore? It seems to me that ignoring the love the Lantern had for his female significant other is just as disturbing as turning him gay. It’s would be strange if Lois Lane suddenly didn’t exist anymore, or if she didn’t matter to Clark Kent. So why is it not strange if Alan Scott ignores the last 70 years of story canon?
Oh well, it’s been proven before, and this will probably prove yet again: general comic book readers aren’t really interested in the crooked sexual leanings of comic book characters.