DC Comics Confirms Green Lantern Comic Book Character Is Gay

Entertainment Jun. 1, 2012 AT 2:00PM
This image provided by DC Entertainment shows a page from the second issue of the company's "Earth 2" comic book series featuring Alan Scott, the alter ego of its Green Lantern character, who is revealed to be gay. This image provided by DC Entertainment shows a page from the second issue of the company's "Earth 2" comic book series featuring Alan Scott, the alter ego of its Green Lantern character, who is revealed to be gay. Credit: AP Photo/DC Entertainment

Yep, the Green Lantern is gay.

Popularized over the last 70 years through DC Comics, Green Lantern character Alan Scott is coming out as a gay man in a new "Earth 2" comic to be released next week.

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As new images released Friday show, the Green Lantern reveals his sexuality when giving his boyfriend a welcome home kiss and embrace.

This image provided by DC Entertainment shows a page from the second issue of the company's
This image provided by DC Entertainment shows a page from the second issue of the company's "Earth 2" comic book series featuring Alan Scott, the alter ego of its Green Lantern character, who is revealed to be gay.
Credit: AP Photo/DC Entertainment

"He's very much the character he was. He's still the pinnacle of bravery and idealism. He's also gay," "Earth 2" writer James Robinson told The New York Post.

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The rebranded, gay Green Lantern will make his first DC Comics appearance when "Earth 2" hits stores Wednesday.

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