Green Lantern Revealed as Gay, 'Meant to Be,' Writer Says [VIDEO]
By - Crossmap On June 2, 2012
Ever since President Obama announced that his views on gay marriage have "evolved," the rest of the nation also seems to be on a path of evolution. Only two weeks following Obama's expression of support for same-sex marriage, the NAACP decided to openly endorse support as well. Change and re-thought is being interjected in every aspect of our nation, including popular culture.
Well-known comic book company--DC Comics has recently announced their evolution on the perspective of the gay community. Publisher Dan Didio disclosed, at the Kapow Comic Convention in London, that one DC Comic character would become gay.
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DC Comics is famous for characters including Superman, Batman & Robin, Aquaman, the Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, and many more. Such characters have transcended generations and have become deeply embedded in American culture. Didio, however, at the time, they did not reveal who the "prominent gay character" will be. This character was revealed to be long-time hero, Green Lantern.
This character will join the ranks of other gay characters from Archie comics to Marvel.
Matt Moore from the Associated Press expressed how the current Green Lantern is not the classic Green Lantern our parents might have known.
"...Purists and fans note: This Green Lantern is not the emerald galactic space cop Hal Jordan who was, and is, part of the Justice League and has had a history rich in triumph and tragedy... Instead, he's a parallel earth Green Lantern," Moore wrote in his article: "Green Lantern relaunched as brave, mighty and gay."
This 'parallel earth' Green Lantern is part of the re-launched series initiated last summer. His earth name is Alan Scott.
James Robinson is the writer of the new series and although he has faced some protest against the inclusion of gay characters, he remains secure in his new creation.
"It was just meant to be - Alan Scott being a gay member of the team, the Justice Society..."' Robinson continued.
"He doesn't come out," Robinson shares. "He's gay when we see him in issue two... He's fearless and he's honest to the point where he realized he was gay and he said 'I'm gay."'
"He's just meant to be part of this big tapestry of characters."
The development of the very popular character's homosexuality will be addressed in the issue-"Earth 2" which can be expected on Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
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