My reaction to Alan Scott being gay in Earth-2?
Now before anyone rips into me for this, let me explain my point of few on this. Alan Scott is my absolute favorite Green Lantern of all time, and ranks pretty high on my "All time Favorites" list. This is a Golden Age character that has been around since 1940 and without him we wouldn't even have the Green Lantern Corps at all. Now I don't mind change, but not change for the sake of change! Updating a characters costume to fit with modern times? Sure, if it looks totally ridiculous. If they were just changing his costume then I'd be fine(Even I can admit, that his costume needed a little more green. At least an all green cape). But anyway, this just too much of a change to the character. If they were going to do this, then it should have been with Starman. One of the Starman's was gay anyway so I wouldn't exactly care. This is a purposeless change and is just a shameless publicity stunt to get people to read the book. Before anyone says I'm a homophobe, I have a cousin that's a lesbian and we're very close so don't go that route with me. I realize many may be okay or even support this, but I don't. He was hetero when he was created and has been for the last 72 years!! What is they kept Superman alive in this book and made him gay? Would people still be okay with that? No, they wouldn't. Everyone knows Superman isn't gay, so there would be a highly negative backlash, and it would be just change for the sake of change. I'll still read the book, I'm just dealing with the fact that they're messing with a character that not only I love, but plenty of other people do as well. Alan Scott has been around for 72 years, and has managed to maintain a fanbase of both young who might have discovered by going through their grandparents old comics(Me) and old that was growing up when those old comics where new. It's a hard thing to deal with for me. I'm not gay, I don't understand it, but I don't hate gay people or believe every stereotype I've heard about them.