DC Comics has given The Green Lantern a make-over!
On Earth 2 (in an alternate universe), Alan Scott, aka the Green Lantern, was married with 2 superhero kids. Now he returns as an unmarried media mogul who is gay.
James Robinson, who writes the new series, says that Alan Scott’s son was gay, but by creating a younger version of him, the son ultimately does not exist. The new issue which will be released next week does not show Scott “coming out”, but merely realizes that he’s gay, and fearlessly takes pride in his sexuality.
According to TMZ
When news broke that a comic book hero would be re-introduced as gay, the organization One Million Moms released a statement saying, “Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don’t but do want to indoctrinate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light.”
In response to that, GLAAD tells TMZ, “The idea that a comic book character will make young people gay is as outlandish as saying it will give them a green power ring and the ability to fly. Even more outlandish is the idea that there are ‘one million moms’ who believe this hate group’s anti-gay nonsense. From Christian churches to sports fields, to now even fictional comic book worlds, our culture overwhelmingly supports gay and lesbian Americans and that’s what anti-gay groups like this are working against.”