In interviews for The Advocate, Entertainment Weekly and multiple other outlets, Earth 2 writer James Robinson has gone on the record that Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern created by Bill Finger and Martin Nodell, is indeed the previously straight DC character now coming out as gay.
The rumor that it would be Scott has circulated for about as long as the news that DC was bringing someone out of the closet, but Robinson's interviews casts a fresh light on the outing, confirming that one of the reasons for making Scott gay was to
Superhero comics have a diversity problem. The leading characters are largely male, mostly white, and overwhelmingly straight. By definition, well-established characters come from an era when the culture was even straighter, whiter and more male than it is today, and as a result the characters fail to represent the diversity of their audience.
"Gayness is built into Batman. ... Batman is very, very gay. There's just no denying it. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay
Teddy Altman and Billy Kaplan - the Young Avengers' Hulkling and Wiccan - shared their first on-panel kiss in Young Avengers: The Children's Crusade #9 this week. It's a big moment for fans of the characters; a
The great thing about being a guy who has a pretty well-known love of Batman -- especially the stranger, weirder elements that have cropped up in his 70-year history -- is that occasionally, someone will see one of those weird things and pass it along for me to enjoy
As a medium, comics outmatches prose and film with its ability to simultaneously display thick, information-packed scenes while still allowing creators to maintain absolute control over each and every subtlety
"Family Guy" creator Seth McFarlane reveals in the new issue of Playboy that as virtually every fan of the series has always suspected, the matricidal toddler Stewie Griffin is, in fact, gay: We had an episode that went all the way to the script phase in which Stewie does come out. It had to do with the harassment he took from other kids at school. He ends up going back in time to prevent a pass
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