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Green Lantern outed as gay ?

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Comic websites have outed the Green Lantern as DC's first gay superhero.

Ever since the comic publisher announced that one of its top-tier characters would be revealed as gay, fanboys and girls have been in a frenzy over the sexual orientations of their favourite heroes.

Would it be Superman? Or Batman? Or Robin? The stakes were high - these characters are multi-million-dollar franchises.

DC's rival, Marvel, fired the first pink shot, when it announced that one of its heroes, Northstar, would be marrying his boyfriend in the pages of Astonishing X-Men.

Yesterday Bleeding cool reported with confidence that the hero DC would be reintroducing to its newly revised universe as gay was the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott.

And this is where it gets tricky. Because the Green Lantern Ryan Reynolds played on the big screen last year is a different Green Lantern to the Scott Green Lantern.

That Green Lantern was Hal Jordan and is the most popular version of the character. Scott, who made his first appearance in 1940, didn't even wear the all-over green body suit and was never part of an intergalactic peace keeping corps. He wore green pants and a green cloak and wielded a strange lamp that housed mystical green flame. He was also vulnerable to wood (no sniggering).

The Green Lantern's crime-fighting adventures were well received to begin with but by the end of the 1940s he was reduced to the role of a sidekick to Streak the Wonder Dog. After that, he drifted into obscurity and was eventually replaced by a new and improved Green Lantern that fans know today.

Scott isn't DC's first gay superhero - Batwoman came out as a lesbian years ago - but the Green Lantern is DC's first major gay character. However, by choosing the original Green Lantern, not the one that most comic fans love, DC is playing a cynical game: it can proudly wave its pink credentials without risking comic and toy sales or its movie franchise.

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Way to play it safe DC.

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Ryan Reynolds... makes sense now... :shifty:

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^ Hey don't pick on Ryan -- had a crush on him ever since "You Can't Do That On Television" :wub:

Hmmm .... I must been thinking of 15

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Is he the one in the justice society of america?

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^ It was 'League' and yeah.

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green lantern was my first guess

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why would it hurt sales? Are people that shallow and ignorant that a FICTIONAL character turned gay would ruin your day?

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why would it hurt sales? Are people that shallow and ignorant that a FICTIONAL character turned gay would ruin your day?

Some people are!!

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why would it hurt sales? Are people that shallow and ignorant that a FICTIONAL character turned gay would ruin your day?

Yes...

Web cache since the original post was deleted on the website:

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And the updated version since this "news":

http://onemillionmoms.com/issues/dc-comics-and-marvel-superheroes-come-out-of-the-closet/

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Ryan Reynolds... makes sense now... :shifty:

Hahah. This is great.

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^ It was 'League' and yeah.

The newer Lantern was a part of the "League" , I was talking about the older one JSA.

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lol wtf I'm lookin forward to the follow up of Green Lantern with Ryan and he or the Green Lantern is NOT gay!

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lol wtf I'm lookin forward to the follow up of Green Lantern with Ryan and he or the Green Lantern is NOT gay!

Not the same Green Lantern.

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Not aquaman ?

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lol wtf I'm lookin forward to the follow up of Green Lantern with Ryan and he or the Green Lantern is NOT gay!

No it is this guy. Alan Scott

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No it is this guy. Alan Scott

I would have preferred Hal, actually.

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I use to love GL until Reynolds ruined it. He made the character gay.

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