Friday, June 1, 2012
Mo' Homo Fridays
Well, it's official.
After hints and press conferences and leaks
and momentous guessing and betting, DC
revealed to the world that they are in fact
"re-working" and reintroducing original
(WW II era) Green Lantern, Alan Scott,
as a homosexual character.
I have mixed feelings.
I love Alan Scott, and think it's a bold choice.
On the other hand, the entire emphasis on
'switching him' to being gay is a strange one.
It implies, for me at least, that sexuality is
a matter of choice, even if that's not exactly what's
I wonder, too, if his son will still be gay.
I trust Robinson to handle it well, but
it all feels a bit forced and odd.
I guess in the end if a well-written
gay character is now in the new 52,
maybe it will help.