and Batman are several of DC Comics' most revered superheroes,
yet an urban legend remains that the Man of Steel and the Dark
Knight Detective have been secretly in the dark for decades ...
if you know what I mean.
DC Comics has finally shined some light on that, as they revealed
the Green Lantern as their newest superhero to come out of the
closet. Relax, it's not Hal Jordan (unless you saw the film last
summer, like I did), but Alan Scott, Earth 2's protagonist
in DC Comics' "New 52". Described as "a team leader
with a Type-A personality and an appetite for justice", Scott
was one of the Golden Age members when he first preceded as the
Green Lantern in 1940. He then went on to become a member of the
interview with Entertainment Weekly (EW), writer James
Robinson stated that though this version of Alan Scott/Green Lantern
will have characteristics similar to Facebook founder Mark Zuckenberg
and David Geffen, he will be the "same dynamic, brave, honorable
man" longtime fans have known and loved for over seventy
sexuality is a part of him, but it isn't his defining trait"
Robinson said. "He's an interesting, complex character that
I think people will respond to on many levels. He's the epitome
of heroism. And I hope that he's a positive representation of
a gay man."
makes his debut in the second issue of Earth 2, which
goes on sale June 6, but you can also a sneak preview of it online