Green Lantern Gay: Twitter Reacts

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Green Lantern gay? Apparently that's the case, according to the Associated Press. When the second issue of "Earth 2" hits newsstands and comic book shops next week, readers will be treated a completely revamped version of DC's long-standing superhero. However, those fans who are a more than a little concerned that Hal Jordan is now homosexual should note that the rebirth of Green Lantern involves Alan Scott, who is based off of the character who appeared in "All-American Comics" back in the 1940's.

"He doesn't come out. He's gay when we see him in issue two. He's fearless and he's honest to the point where he realized he was gay and he said 'I'm gay'," explained series writer James Robinson. "It was just meant to be — Alan Scott being a gay member of the team, the Justice Society, that I'll be forming in the pages of 'Earth 2.' He's just meant to be part of this big tapestry of characters."

Green Lantern isn't alone in his sexuality. DC comics revealed not too long ago that Kate Kane, the current incarnation of Batwoman, is a lesbian. Additionally, Marvel also stated that their character Northstar will wed his boyfriend in "Astonishing X-Men". Over at Riverdale High School, the setting for the seemingly endless "Archie Comics" series, Kevin Keller is gay and proud.

What do comic book fans think about the Green Lantern's coming out party? You can have a look at some examples of their thoughts and feelings below. The issue of "Earth 2", which is sure to stir up some controversy, will be available for mass consumption next Wednesday.

So the Green Lantern is gay! Stands to reason the gay superhero would be the one named for interior decoration.
1 hour ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott is the gay DC comics hero!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!! #PutARingOnIt
1 hour ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto
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So, Green Lantern's gay? The superhero with the most fabulous jewelry? Should've seen that coming.
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Congrats to the Green Lantern who comes out as gay in the new 'Earth Two' comic book! Now if only Ryan Reynolds would follow his lead.
2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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DC Comics will reveal Green Lantern is gay, as opposed to all the straight superheroes who wear tights and capes.
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So Green Lantern is gay. Okay.
9 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad · powered by @socialditto
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so the green lantern is gay... we already knew
9 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto
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Green Lantern is gay. I fuckin knew it. The ring probably came from Aquaman.
9 minutes ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto
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#GreenLantern relaunched as brave, mighty, and gay I love that! Gay superheroes are the next big thing
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Any man that gets his powers from a magical ring, has to be gay "@News1130radio DC Comics has outed Green Lantern. In reboot of the comic"
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