If any of you have been browsing comic news or have been on Twitter today, then you probably have heard about this. The upcoming #2 issue of ‘Earth 2‘ will reintroduce Green Lantern (Alan Scot) as a gay character.
Personally, I think this is a good move by DC Comics. Times are changing. DC showing that they support homosexuality and are not afraid to alter some of their characters is smart. I was a little disappointed to see so many negative tweets about the subject, most of which were misinformed:
Alan Scott is the true identity of the Green Lantern in the Earth 2 series. Alan Scott is the character that will be reintroduced as a gay character. He is actually the first ever Green Lantern, so his character is pretty important in comic history.
I think it is important to distinguish the two characters because this is a proud time for DC Comics and if people are going to talk about the subject, they should at be talking about the right thing.
I look forward to seeing how the handle the subject in Issue #2. It will also be interesting to see if DC plays with the idea of other characters in Earth 2 accepting or not accepting the announcement by Green Lantern. Here at G&C, we proudly say that we support you Green Lantern :)
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