Alan Scott – Earth 2 Green Lantern is DC’s new gay character
According to Bleeding Cool, a source at the Phoenix Comic Con confirms that Alan Scott will come out of the closet in an upcoming issue from DC Comics. The Comic Vault will cover any further information as it is released or discovered.
Alan Scott – Earth 2 Green Lantern
The character made his debut in All-American Comics #16 (July 1940).
Thousands of years ago, a mystical “green flame” fell to Earth in ancient China. The voice of the flame prophesied that it would act three times: once to bring death (a lamp-maker crafted the green metal of the meteor into a lamp; in fear and as punishment for what they thought sacrilege, the local villagers killed him, only to be destroyed by a sudden burst of the green flame), once to bring life (in modern times, the lamp came into the hands of a patient in a mental institution who fashioned the lamp into a modern lantern; the green flame restored him to sanity and gave him a new life), and once to bring power. By 1940, after having already fulfilled the first two-thirds of this prophecy (death when it crashed, life when it healed the insanity of the person who found it), the flame had been fashioned into a metal lantern, which fell into the hands of Alan Scott, a young railroad engineer. Following a railroad bridge collapse, the flame instructs Scott in how to fashion a ring from its metal, to give him fantastic powers as the superhero Green Lantern. He adopts a colorful costume (setting himself apart from his successors, as he wore both red and purple in his outfit, besides the standard green) and becomes a crimefighter, defeating the crooks who caused the accident, though he discovers his weakness from a wooden club. Alan was a founding member of the Justice Society of America, and was its first chairman.
The New 52
Following DC’s reboot of its fictional universe, Alan Scott has been reintroduced in issue 1 of Earth 2. Now the young dynamic head of GBC productions on Earth 2, Alan Scott is destined to become his world’s Green Lantern. It is rumored that as part of his reintroduction, Alan Scott will be revealed as a homosexual.