DC Comics announced today that Alan Scott, the true identity of the original Green Lantern when the comic began in 1940, will be revealed as gay in next weeks issue of ‘Earth 2′ (two pages from that here and here).
Which shouldn’t effect the Ryan Reynolds movie since he plays Hal Jordan, except that now I see a double entendre in everything about the Green Lantern. He’s flaming. He has a little pledge and affirmation. He uses his “power ring” and “power lantern”, and he practically has to fist the thing to get it “turned on”. Fuck, the third Green Lantern was even named Guy Gardner, like he was trying to harvest men. If that dude isn’t officially gay it’s just because no one’s asked him about it yet.