Green Lantern gay superhero character in relaunched DC Comics ‘Earth 2’ edition, to be available soon

By on Jun 2, 2012 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Updated: September 5, 2012 9:10 p.m.

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The original superhero Green Lantern is gay, and will be seen in a passionate moment with his boyfriend in his relaunched character in the upcoming DC ComicsEarth 2‘ #2 edition, which will be released next week.

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According to the announcement by DC Comics on its official blog on Friday, June 1, 2012, Alan Scott aka Green Lantern, who is a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years, will be revealed as gay, with the ‘Earth 2’ #2 edition to go on sale on Wednesday, June 6.

“Today, we are pleased to announce that the mystery about the identity of the character in question is over.” DC Entertainment publicist Alex Nagorski wrote at, mentioning earlier rumors that a gay character superhero will be introduced.

“Appearing in next week’s Earth 2 #2, Alan Scott is the only Green Lantern of Earth 2. A team leader with a Type-A personality and an appetite for justice, Alan also happens to be homosexual.” Nagorski added, noting that Alan‘s sexuality is only one part of his multi-layered character.

“I’m very proud to be introducing Alan Scott into DC Comics-The New 52. He was my favorite Golden Age character and one I’m very familiar with so I’m really excited to be updating him for a contemporary readership.” ‘Earth 2‘ series writer James Robinson was quoted in the report.

Alan‘s sexuality is just one facet of him, along with his innate goodness, valor, charisma, and skill at leadership that makes him the perfect man to wield the power of the green light in the world of Earth 2.” Robinson added, who in the late 90s also wrote the series of Starman as a gay character superhero.

Scenes of Alan Scott aka Green Lantern and his boyfriend Sam
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