A popular comic book series is releasing a new edition this week, which reveals that its main character is homosexual.
DC Comics, which has published stories featuring Alan Scott (aka Green Lantern) for the past seventy years, shows Scott in at least two affectionate poses with another man in its new book, “Earth 2.” In one graphic, Scott locks lips in a reunion with his male lover, and a second graphic later shows the men with their arms around each other.
The comic’s writer, James Robinson, recently told reporters that he created the character as a homosexual in order to stay modern.
“It’s a realistic depiction of society,” he said. “You have to move with the times.”
DC Comic’s announcement comes just weeks after Marvel Comics announced that it would be featuring a story with a homosexual “wedding” in its edition entitled “Astonishing X-Men.”
However, some are not too thrilled about the releases, especially since they will get into the hands of many young children.
“These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children’s superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable,” stated the group One Million Moms, a division of the American Family Association. “Children desire to be just like superheroes. Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, ‘I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?'”
Robinson stated that he originally planned to portray Green Lantern’s son as being homosexual, but decided to make the main character attracted to men instead.