Comics: DC Announces Who Its ‘Gay’ Character is

The internet almost exploded last week when word came out that one of DC’s characters who hadn’t been reintroduced into The New 52 would be returning but now he would be gay.

Well DC has finally made the announcement and it turns out that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, will be coming back and coming out.

Alan will be returning in the newly created “Earth 2″ series and will make his debut in next week’s “Earth 2″ #2.

Series writer James Robinson said, “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. Oh, and on Earth 2 there is only one Green Lantern, so Alan’s title is The Green Lantern. 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.”

Series artist Nicola Scott had this to offer, “Alan strikes me as an incredibly open, honest and warm man, a natural leader and absolutely the right choice to be Guardian of the Earth. His sexuality is incidental. Every time I draw him I love him even more.”