Tuesday 17 October 2017

Green Lantern revived as gay hero


Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and 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 second issue of 'Earth 2' an extract of which is seen above, out next week, and comes on the heels of what has been an expansive year for gay and lesbian characters in comic books.

But purists and fans note: this Green Lantern is not the emerald galactic space cop who was, and is, part of the Justice League.

Instead, says James Robinson, who writes the new series, 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.

In May, Marvel Entertainment said super speedster Northstar would marry his long-time boyfriend in 'Astonishing X-Men'. DC Comics has other gay characters, including Kate Kane, aka Batwoman.

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