The Green Lantern: Rebooted, Gay in New Comic Book!

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Alan Scott, a.k.a. the Green Lantern, is officially coming out of the closet.

The DC Comics staple, who was first introduced in 1940 as a husband and father, is a homosexual in Earth 2's new comic, being released next week.

The comic-book giant approved author James Robinson's character-altering decision “without hesitation.” Here's GL making out with his boyfriend:

Green Lantern Gay

“He’s very much the character he was,” James tells the New York Post of the change. “He’s still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He’s also gay.”

Interestingly enough, Alan’s son Obsidian was gay, but the rebooting of Alan as a young man means erasing the existence of his kids altogether.

“So I thought, ‘Why not make Alan Scott gay?’” James says of his decision to alter his sexual orientation. “That was the seed that started it.”

It's unclear if this particular seed he planted will encourage other superheroes to come out, or will increase or decrease interest in GL's exploits.

It's unlikely, though, that Ryan Reynolds' version of The Green Lantern will change teams in the much-anticipated sequel to last year's film.

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nice story....

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Come on people your all being homophobic asholes I mean come on the only people that care if he's gay are close minded assholes so what I'd he's gay all it's doing is going to prove that being gay is ok and natural and kids shouldn't be afraid if they are

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Okay so i'm assuming most of you are american? says a lot. Well to be honest, i pity you people; i really, really do. Are you all really that close-minded? The green lanterns gay - so what? Here's another shocker for you: he's a fictional character. He isn't real! Seriously, grow the fuck up and stop acting like spoiled brats. Some people are gay, some are bi, some are transgender. Get over it! The weren't born to please you. Just accept that's how the world is and at least try and be better people yeah? Sincerely, a sane, english gay guy with more dignity than you homphobes can ever claim.

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Leave the original super hero's as they are, create gay hero's for the gay community dress them up in skirts with back flaps and rainbow wigs for all I care. Let us have our's and you create yours.

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Good stories sell comics. Altering established characters with pre-release press packets, designed to boost sales, is just a step in the wrong direction.

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I don't think Alan of all people should be gay justvmake a mother gl completely different in earth 1and let him be gay until then follow the twitter 1970s Charger with a picture of basically that is my name and lets try to change this before its to latee mail is arkkis705@gmail.com and name(as far as your concerned) is Jefferson peirce and in also with the Anti-MARVEL and uh yeah tell your friends

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I don't think Alan of all people should be gay justvmake a mother gl completely different in earth 1and let him be gay until then follow the twitter 1970s Charger with a picture of basically that is my name and lets try to change this before its to latee mail is arkkis705@gmail.com and name(as far as your concerned) isJefferson p

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Soo um yea, my kids wont be watching the new green lantern and I dont approve of it...I have no intentions for explaining the definition of gay and why ppl choose that route right now to my children, I have nothing against the gay community, Im just not ready to exploit to my children.

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Wonder what the merchandising for this gay Green Lantern will be: Green Lube? Green AIDS medicines? Green buttplugs?

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Interesting Comments everyone! For me this is evidence of sexism. You can count on one hand the number of female superheroes plus they seem to only exist to wear tight clothing & be rescued. Remember blackwidow on Avengers - the superhero with no super powers???! The only other positive females are romantic love interests. Now,I think its horrible that boys learn thats the only role of a woman. But if you remove even those few women, then you are left with what? A comic that doesnt have ANY good women! The way they just removed Green Lanterns gf shows how dispensible women are to comic writers. My kids will NOT be watching/reading this 15th Century Misogyny!!