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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
If I thought DC was going to actually DO anything interesting with this other than get everyone talking about it and then dump it in 3-6 months, I'd be a lot more interested.

Yawn.
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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
    Originally posted by Lise
    If I thought DC was going to actually DO anything interesting with this other than get everyone talking about it and then dump it in 3-6 months, I'd be a lot more interested.


Out of curiosity, what would be the interesting things DC could do with a gay superhero? This is a sincere question.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
I think she means continuing the book past the initial 8 issues poorly received nu52 titles seem to be getting no matter what.



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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.24
DC would almost have to run a gay superhero for a year even if the sales were flagging not to be hit with the anti-gay bad press. I thought the Montoya Question/BatWoman in 52 was pretty good stuff. They even got Detective for a run until DC scrapped everything. Alan Scott would be an interesting choice even though he has kids, but with this NU52 shit, who knows anymore. The founder of the JSA and one of the big superheroes from the early years. That would be something. It would also explain his soft spot for Wildcat and Jay Garrick.



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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
They've said that nothing's really changed for (Hal/John/Kyle/Guy)GL continuity, so it'll be interesting to see how, (if?) they ever bring up Jade.

GL & Batman (for the most part) being "sacred" actually brings up a whole load of questions. They've been at every major (and minor) event, so if *that* all happened, what's the point of rebooting? Minor costume changes? Random little things that, in the hands of better writers could have been included seamlessly?



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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
    Originally posted by Mike Zeidler
    I think she means continuing the book past the initial 8 issues poorly received nu52 titles seem to be getting no matter what.


This pretty much. Unless they bring on a skilled writer and simply make it part of the character's overall story (as has been done with Batwoman, Apollo & Midnighter) I fully expect them to splash this around for 2 months and then either shelve the character or ignore that aspect of him unless Marvel is getting press for Northstar.

This particular foray into comics diversity stinks of gimmick. I hope I'm wrong, but nu52 stuff hasn't made me think many warm fuzzy thoughts toward DC.

Northstar getting married is a natural progression of his romantic storyline. This seems more like "Oh crap, no one is talking about nu52 anymore...quick do something vaguely controversial but bland and shelvable.
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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.56
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    Lots of internet scuttlebutt points to Alan Scott.

    (funny since, you know, his weakness is wood). ;>


Here is said scuttlebutt:


    The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is reportedly the DC Comics character who will be reintroduced as gay.

    Bleeding Cool blogger Rich Johnson reports that after he heard that information from other sources, “a much stronger source” at the Phoenix Comic Con told him it is definitely Alan Scott. Still, Johnson offers the caveat, “I could be wrong.”


Ok, I'll go ahead and say it...

Suddenly, the outfit makes sense.

(Yeah...I'll go sit in the corner now...)




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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
    Originally posted by It's False
    >The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is reportedly the DC Comics character who will be reintroduced as gay.

    Bleeding Cool blogger Rich Johnson reports that after he heard that information from other sources, “a much stronger source” at the Phoenix Comic Con told him it is definitely Alan Scott. Still, Johnson offers the caveat, “I could be wrong.”



If so, then the Earth 2 Green Lantern is gay. Not the Green Lantern from "our" universe, but from the other universe. He's gay over there.

C'mon.



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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.65
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    Originally posted by It's False
    Ok, I'll go ahead and say it...

    Suddenly, the outfit makes sense.

    (Yeah...I'll go sit in the corner now...)
I'm going to stereotype and say that's wrong because I suspect the gay character is one of DC's best dressed.

Also I would call a gay Amazo, Fabuloso, and owe my gay roommates an apology.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 9.39
We have a winner!

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/alan-scott-is-gay-plus-more-gender-race-changes.html





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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
I find it hilariously terrible that the first cover he's featured on has him flaming. Come on DC.



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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.16
The takeaway from the James Robinson interview I found interesting is that Alan Scott's sexual orientation wasn't supposed to be a big deal in its basic conception, but turned into a big corporate initiative when Dan DiDio mentioned "DC will introduce a gay character" in London. The hooplah was like GABBO IS COMING.




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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.43
What's this about Michael Scott being a gay superhero? I thought Steve Carrell left to do movies?



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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.49
First, I think it is such a pandering thing to make a big deal out of turning a hero gay. It is obvious it was only done for the press and some level of kudos from the media. That said, they've done this the wimpiest way possible. ALAN SCOTT? That is not a major character. Sorry, but just because he's been around a long time doesn't mean he's a big deal. Second, it is the EARTH 2 version, which is a step above Elseworlds.
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.06
I just spent 20 minutes in geek science explaining who the Alan Scott Green Lantern was to a friend of mine. His final word was "So he really doesn't exist in THIS world then, right?"

Yep, that's about it



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