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James Robinson Confirms: Original Green Lantern Alan Scott is Gay

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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

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Javier Pulido Draws Vampires, Satan Worshippers and Spain in ‘The Shade’ #7 [Preview]

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On sale this week from DC Comics is The Shade #7, concluding a three-issue run drawn by the great Javier Pulido. Known for his work on Human Target, The Amazing Spider-Man and Robin: Year One, Pulido joined Shade writer James Robinson for the 12-issue series' latest arc which takes place in the artist's home country of Spain -- specifically, Barcelona, where the titular and enigmatic antihero crossed paths with La Sangre, a new vampiric super-heroine, and the Inquistor, a Satan-worshipping villain who wants every soul in the entire city so he can unleash Hell on Earth.

"I'm excited for issue #7 to come out for a lot of reasons," Robinson told DC's The Source blog. "It wraps u

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New ‘Masters of the Universe’ Miniseries Coming From DC in July

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DC Comics will tap into the power of Grayskull this July with a new, six-issue Masters of the Universe series from writer James Robinson (Starman, The Shade), artist Phillip Tan (The Savage Hawkman) and inker Ruy Jose. The hook? He-Man and company have been transformed into peasants with no memory of th

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Parting Shot: A First Look at Earth-2 Flash Jay Garrick

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DC continues their rollout of Earth-2 character redesigns with the first image of Jay Garrick, the Earth-2 Flash (and previously, the Golden Age Flash), revealed on the cover of Earth 2 #2 in a Newsarama interview with writer James Robinson.

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Superman to be Sadder and Potentially Deadlier on ‘Earth 2′

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DC wrapped up their week of Earth 2 teases today with Jim Lee's design for the alternate earth version of Superman, and some quotes from the May-launching book's writer James Robinson and editor Will Moss. In keeping with the previous teases, it seems like the Earth 2 version of the character will be darker, ang

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Earth 2 Teases Continue with New Wonder Woman and Supergirl Designs

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DC Comics continues their week of teases for two new comic book series coming in May: Earth 2, which is set in the titular alternate version of the DC Universe, and Worlds' Finest, which will star two refugees from Earth 2 and chronicle their adventures on Earth... whatever DC decides on for their current version of Ea

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DC Releases Designs for ‘Earth Two’ Batman and Robin

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If not the most eagerly anticipated of DC Comics' "New 52" second wave titles launching in May, Earth 2 is definitely the most mysterious. It bears the name of DC's popular Silver Age alternate earth, where the heroes of The Golden Age grew old in real time after DC stopped publishing their original adventures, a world that was off-limits for about 20 years after 1986's Crisis On Infinite Earths before reappearing in various forms in recent years. After the New 52boot, in which DC once again reset their

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‘The Shade’ Takes Darwyn Cooke & J. Bone to Times Past [Preview]

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Spinning off from Starman, the James Robinson and Tony Harris' DC Comics magnum opus of the 1990s, The Shade is a twelve-issue miniseries that revisits figures from the titular immortal's past in a globe-spanning adventure that seeks to resolve a conspiracy to murder the former villain. The book's present-day action is

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DC Shakeups: Ha Draws ‘Justice League’, Talibao Joins ‘Green Arrow’, Brandon Exits ‘Men of War’

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Since our last report on the creative team shakeups in DC Comics' New 52 line (which saw Gail Simone leave Firestorm, Tom DeFalco take over Legion Lost and Paul Cornell exit Stormwatch), the publisher has confirmed additional changes to its roster. Top Ten and The Shade art

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James Robinson Casts Light On The Master Of Darkness In ‘The Shade’ #1 [Preview]

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Although DC Comics has completed its rollout of the initial series of its bold New 52 initiative, there is one as yet unreleased #1 issue that for some longtime DC fans is more exciting than any of the publisher's heavily hyped relaunches. On sale next we

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