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 Post subject: Alan Scott Is Gay
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 3:55 am 
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surprised no one posted this DC Announced Alan Scott Will Indeed Be Gay
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Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and most enduring heroes, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero.

The change is revealed in the pages of the second issue of "Earth 2" out next week, and comes on the heels of what has been an expansive year for gay and lesbian characters in the pages of comic books from Archie to Marvel and others.

But 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. James Robinson, who writes the new series, said Alan Scott is the retooled version of the classic Lantern whose first appearance came in the pages of "All-American Comics" No. 16 in July 1940.

And his being gay is not part of some wider story line meant to be exploited or undone down the road, either.

"This was my idea," Robinson explained this week, noting that before DC relaunched all its titles last summer, Alan Scott had a son who was gay.

But given "Earth 2" features retooled and rebooted characters, Scott is not old enough to have a grown son.

"By making him younger, that son was not going to exist anymore," Robinson said.

"He doesn't come out. He's gay when we see him in issue two," which is due out Wednesday. "He's fearless and he's honest to the point where he realized he was gay and he said 'I'm gay.'"

It's another example of gay and lesbian characters taking more prominent roles in the medium.

In May, Marvel Entertainment said super speedster Northstar will marry his longtime boyfriend in the pages of "Astonishing X-Men." DC comics has other gay characters, too, including Kate Kane, the current Batwoman, The Question, and married characters Apollo and the Midnighter.

And in the pages of Archie Comics, Kevin Keller is one of the gang at Riverdale High School and gay, too.

DC has been a leader in incorporating gay characters into its comics — they had one of the first male gay kisses back in 1988.

Since then, numerous comic book heroes and villains have been written as gay, lesbian or transgender — from Batwoman to Hulkling and Wiccan in the pages of "Young Avengers."

Green Lantern would be the highest-profile openly gay hero — even the parallel earth version.

"It was just meant to be — Alan Scott being a gay member of the team, the Justice Society, that I'll be forming in the pages of 'Earth 2,'" Robinson said. "He's just meant to be part of this big tapestry of characters."

Some groups have protested the inclusion of gay characters, but Robinson isn't discouraged, noting that being gay is just one aspect to Scott.

"This guy, he's a media mogul, a hero, a dynamic type-A personality and he's gay," Robinson said. "He's a complex character."

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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I like how this retcons out Obsidian (alan's son) who was already a gay character... so basically DC made the call to replace a gay character with a gay character, and sacrifices all the great scenes between Alan and Obsidian who are both trying to accept each other for who they are.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Alan Scott ? Really ?

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I like how this retcons out Obsidian (alan's son) who was already a gay character


Waitaminute, was it actually said Obsidian is no longer gay ?

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Alan Scott ? Really ?

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I like how this retcons out Obsidian (alan's son) who was already a gay character


Waitaminute, was it actually said Obsidian is no longer gay ?


Well, seeing as he's not a character any more... it's like saying Stephanie Brown isn't straight in the new 52... it's because she doesn't exist.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
Well, seeing as he's not a character any more... it's like saying Stephanie Brown isn't straight in the new 52... it's because she doesn't exist.


But..........................it's the other way around.

Nobody made Obsidian straight, he just doesn't exist, and until he does, then he pretty much has no sexuality.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
Well, seeing as he's not a character any more... it's like saying Stephanie Brown isn't straight in the new 52... it's because she doesn't exist.


But..........................it's the other way around.

Nobody made Obsidian straight, he just doesn't exist, and until he does, then he pretty much has no sexuality.


But he's a lot less likely to exist if his Dad is gay though.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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But he's a lot less likely to exist if his Dad is gay though.


Not necessarily, Oscar Wilde had two daughters.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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But he's a lot less likely to exist if his Dad is gay though.


Not necessarily, Oscar Wilde had two daughters.


in a country at a time when it was a prisonable offence to be gay.

I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's definitely less likely.

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AvatarIII wrote:
I'm not saying it's impossible, but it's definitely less likely.


I don't think "likelyness" is a matter of consideration in comic books :lol:

If DC wants Alan Scott to have a son with a woman, they will have him make one.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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feliciano182 wrote:
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
Well, seeing as he's not a character any more... it's like saying Stephanie Brown isn't straight in the new 52... it's because she doesn't exist.


But..........................it's the other way around.

Nobody made Obsidian straight, he just doesn't exist, and until he does, then he pretty much has no sexuality.


I didn't say they retconned him so he's straight, I just said they retconned him out.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I didn't say they retconned him so he's straight, I just said they retconned him out.


I did caught on that, until you said:

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it's like saying Stephanie Brown isn't straight in the new 52... it's because she doesn't exist.


Which made me scratch my head a little bit :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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I didn't say they retconned him so he's straight, I just said they retconned him out.


I did caught on that, until you said:

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it's like saying Stephanie Brown isn't straight in the new 52... it's because she doesn't exist.


Which made me scratch my head a little bit :lol:


Yeah, it is a poor analogy, I suppose, but my poitn is... if a character doesn't "exist" their orientation is really moot.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Hey, hey guys?

This is why people think comic-books are stupid.


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Hey, hey guys?

This is why people think comic-books are stupid.


SHUT UP !!!

*Cries himself to sleep*

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Hey, hey guys?

This is why people think comic-books are stupid.


I can't even describe how little I care that people think comics are stupid... all that means is that there are more comics for me.

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I can't even describe how little I care that people think comics are stupid... all that means is that there are more comics for me.


So you do like stupid comics :lol: ...

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I can't even describe how little I care that people think comics are stupid... all that means is that there are more comics for me.


So you do like stupid comics :lol: ...


Dude... who turned you onto Scalped?

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
feliciano182 wrote:
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I can't even describe how little I care that people think comics are stupid... all that means is that there are more comics for me.


So you do like stupid comics :lol: ...


Dude... who turned you onto Scalped?


SkaOreo :) !

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feliciano182 wrote:
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
feliciano182 wrote:
Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I can't even describe how little I care that people think comics are stupid... all that means is that there are more comics for me.


So you do like stupid comics :lol: ...


Dude... who turned you onto Scalped?


SkaOreo :) !

8-)


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of course you would.

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 Post subject: Re: Alan Scott Is Gay
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Seems like a pretty pointless marketing stunt, truth be told.

I mean, DC already has the best gay character ever.

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