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DC Comics’ newly gay superhero revealed?

Earlier this week, DC Comics announced that they’re changing one of their established characters into a person who is attracted to members of the same gender, because diversity. It’s been fun trying to guess who’s getting all gayed up, but let’s face it, DC isn’t going to do that to Superman or Batman or any of their other cash cows. It’ll be one of their lesser characters, so they can brag about how open-minded they are without hurting the bottom line.

Now the guy who broke that story, Rich Johnston at BleedingCool.com, thinks he knows who it is:

Who is the as yet unknown gay character being reintroduced to the DC Comics superhero titles? Male, an iconic character, someone who would become one of DC’s most prominent gay characters?

I’m hearing that it’s Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern.

Created by Martin Nodell, and first written with Bill Finger in 1940, Green Lantern was originally a mysticaly-based superhero, whose powers were derived from the flame of a magic lamp and he became an original member of the Justice Society Of America…

Frankly, I find this very difficult to believe. I’ve never been a big fan of the character, but I’ve read a bunch of those old stories from the ’40s and I never picked up on any–

Huh. Okay. Yeah, I guess that makes sense.

Really, this news shouldn’t be a shock to comics fans. It was just a matter of time. After all, Green Lantern’s only weakness is wood.

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