This is a comment by Jacobtk on the post “Golden Age Green Lantern Gay Now“.
I see this as a cop out. The average person does not know who Alan Scott is. I do not know how DC can call him icon when he is not even the Green Lantern people tend to think of. This was really a way for DC to play liberal politics to shut up one side and to play to the fanbase by not PC-retconning a character most fans love.
If DC really wanted to make waves, they would have made Hal Jordan or even Guy Gardner (a better choice) gay. Or they could have just made Aquaman gay since everyone already thinks he is.
On a side note, let us hope that DC changes Alan Scott’s weakness from wood.
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