Green Lantern Alan Scott Likely New Gay DC Character

By Trudy Ring

Originally published on May 28 2012 2:09 PM ET

The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is reportedly the DC Comics character who will be reintroduced as gay.

Bleeding Cool blogger Rich Johnson reports that after he heard that information from other sources, “a much stronger source” at the Phoenix Comic Con told him it is definitely Alan Scott. Still, Johnson offers the caveat, “I could be wrong.”

The character, introduced in 1940, appeared briefly in the first issue of DC’s new series Earth 2. Johnson advises fans to “start queuing up” for the second issue “right about now.”