Behold the first same-sex kiss between the newly rebooted (and newly outed) superhero and his boyfriend.
He may not be getting his own People magazine cover declaring it to the world, but Alan Scott (AKA the Green Lantern) is officially coming out of the closet. The DC Comics staple, who was first introduced in 1940 as a husband and father, gives his boyfriend a big ol’ kiss in next week’s Earth 2 comic, being released next week — and the comic-book giant approved author James Robinson‘s character-altering decision “without hesitation.”
“He’s very much the character he was,” James tells the New York Post. “He’s still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He’s also gay.”
Interestingly enough, Alan’s son Obsidian was gay, but the rebooting of Alan’s character as a young man means erasing the existence of Alan’s children altogether.
“So I thought, ‘Why not make Alan Scott gay?’” James says. “That was the seed that started it.”
Hopefully, Alan’s courage will inspire other superheroes to come out. (Here’s lookin’ at you, Robin!)
What’s YOUR take on Alan’s sexuality? Are you surprised at DC’s choice, or do you think it’s about time a major superhero decided to show his true colors? Vote below: