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  • If they are making Alan gay.. then go ahead and change the whole costume!!! who cares anymore!

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    • Originally posted by Hypo View Post
      Sorry dude but I just do not like that color scheme at all.
      I see your point. The main problem is that Alan is traditionaly red, but he's called green lantern so we need green aswell. I think we should maintain the traditional red so new readers don't get confused and think he's part of the GLC, but we also need some green because he's called green lantern, if they were going to colour him in red, why didn't they just call him red lantern or colour him in green? I'll continue to make new designs until people like it, then I'll try to contact someone from DC and show it to them (I know that there's people who work for DC on the forum, I'll try and e-mail them if it gets to that).
      Also d3v1lb0y, we don't know that Alan is the one DC's making gay yet, I still have a feeling it's going to be batman r the question. Maybe wonder woman.
      Originally posted by IonFan
      (even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
      Originally posted by Big Daddy Caesar
      If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
      Originally posted by Quaker
      I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.

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      • No offense dude but you'd be one of tons of people who all do the same thing which DC and Marvel ignore. One of the main reasons they don't do things like that or take things from fans is because of legality issues. It's the same reason they disregard things like fan sending in comic book stories or art. You should go to a con when they hold artist type events and review people's portfolios and such which sometimes lands people jobs.
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        • Thanks for the advice man, the main problem is though that all the main artists and stuff are in America and I'm in Britian. I'd love to work for DC or marvel, infact that's what I plan to do one day, but I'd need to move to the US (which I also plan on doing one day) to land that job. My ultimate goal would be to write storys (like Johns) or be an artist, but Il'' need to improve my art or my english first. One day I could be working for DC or marvel though!
          I could also just go to comic-con or something and tell an artist or a writer my ideas but once again, I'd need to book a holiday to America. One day I will though, one day I will!
          Originally posted by IonFan
          (even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
          Originally posted by Big Daddy Caesar
          If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
          Originally posted by Quaker
          I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.

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          • In this always-connected age, you do not need to move to the US to work for Marvel or DC.
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            • Ah right!
              Originally posted by IonFan
              (even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
              Originally posted by Big Daddy Caesar
              If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
              Originally posted by Quaker
              I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.

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              • Ok, here's my third attempt to impress someone:
                Originally posted by IonFan
                (even if the ear sucking helped get me off faster)
                Originally posted by Big Daddy Caesar
                If I had things like the internet and a laptop as a kid, I never would have left my room as a teenager.
                Originally posted by Quaker
                I am the Geoff Johns of the GLCMB.

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                • Originally posted by Deadpool View Post
                  Thanks for the advice man, the main problem is though that all the main artists and stuff are in America and I'm in Britian. I'd love to work for DC or marvel, infact that's what I plan to do one day, but I'd need to move to the US (which I also plan on doing one day) to land that job. My ultimate goal would be to write storys (like Johns) or be an artist, but Il'' need to improve my art or my english first. One day I could be working for DC or marvel though!
                  I could also just go to comic-con or something and tell an artist or a writer my ideas but once again, I'd need to book a holiday to America. One day I will though, one day I will!
                  Me, I'd like to move to the UK. Well, not anywhere in the UK, but in the Highlands.

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                  • Some writers, like James Robinson, are familiar with writing LGBT characters. Perhaps this is why the decision to re-introduce one of DC's oldest characters as an LGBT character in the New 52 came so easily for the man who wrote the first kiss shared between two gay characters in a comic book. We had the chance to catch up with James and talk to him about the decision, ask him why it was (and wasn't) an important decision, and what readers can expect out of his EARTH 2 series.
                    We also get a look at two pages from EARTH 2 #2, the upcoming issue of his ongoing DC title. Finally, due to the time constraint we were unable to ask all the questions we wanted to ask. We also know there are a lot of questions many of you might have about the decision and the series overall which is why we have invited James to join us for next Friday's podcast (Friday, June 8th 2012). Please submit your questions and comments for James to podcast@comicvine.com. If you don't mind the spoiler before the release of EARTH 2 issue #2, check out the full interview below.

                    Comic Vine: Why Alan Scott? Was this your choice? Was it an Editorial decision and how and when did the decision come about?

                    James Robinson: It came about 8 months ago when I was first putting the team together. One of the things that bothered me about the reboot and about the Justice Society being young again was that there were some characters that would no longer exist. One of those characters is Obsidian, Alan Scott's gay son. So from then on I started to think about it and it seemed like a logical leap to make Alan Scott gay. And the idea that the leader of the Justice Society, the most honorable, dynamic and gallant hero on Earth 2 would be a gay man just seemed like a really cool and interesting direction for the character.

                    So it was my idea, but to be fair Dan DiDio, when he heard about the idea, there wasn't a moment of hesitation on his part. He thought it was a great idea
                    CV: My next question is actually about Obsidian and Jade. Pre-New 52 Alan Scott had had a romantic relationship with Rose Canton and the two characters had twin babies, Obsidian and Jade. Now that Scott has been reintroduced into the DC Universe as a gay character, does that mean neither of these characters (Obsidian and Jade) ever existed? Does that mean Scott and Rose never had a relationship?

                    JR: Remember, this is a reboot. Not a relaunch. There are sweeping changes that were made in the DC Universe and one of those is that Jade and Obsidian couldn't exist because Alan Scott is just too young -- he's about 27 years old now. So, they couldn't exist in that way but because they were popular characters I have been thinking of a way that they could exist that I might try and implement in the future, but that won't be for a while yet.

                    CV: As a writer, is it important to make Alan Scott a gay character or is this sort of a "non issue"? How do you see it?

                    JR: Well, it's not like "ooh, we've got a gay character" -- that's sort of been manufactured by fans, really. I think anyway. We've had this idea running for months and months and I didn't think it was a big deal, honestly. I really didn't think it was a big deal. I mean you should have them. Just like there are LGBT people in all aspects of society, it makes sense that there would be gay characters in comic books as well. And when Dan DiDio made that announcement he wasn't being cryptic, he was just making an off-handed comment. He feels the same way honestly. It's just the reality of life and it's not a big deal. I guess it is to some people and as a result there's been this wave of interest in the subject on the internet and in the media.
                    CV: Alan Scott is a Golden Age character, which means he has a lot of history. Did you worry about any negative reactions from long time fans of the character? Is this something you are anticipating? Or has the feedback so far been mainly positive?

                    JR: Well it's been mixed. Most people have been very positive and of course there are some people that have…I mean, yes he appeared in a few pages of EARTH 2 #1, but they haven't really gotten to know the character yet. I think there is a rush to pre judge from audiences online, but something I want to stress is that what I want to do with all the EARTH 2 characters is not…I'm not trying to change them in any radical way. In fact I think I am being very faithful to the characters and their origins from the 1940's. These characters have aged…the continuity for Alan Scott, for example, if you follow it is very strange and convoluted. He was an engineer, then a news reader, then he owned the radio station, then he lost his job and became a scientist, then he somehow got back his radio station…So, there's a lot of stuff that's been lead on the character and all I am doing is stripping a lot of that away [getting back to his roots]. What was he back in the day? He was this young, gallant, dynamic take-charge, type A personality, very brave and very caring -- he wanted to protect the world. He was the big powerhouse of the Golden Age characters, in a way. All of that hasn't changed. All that's changed is that the media that he is the master of is the internet media. He's just moving with the times. And in a way he's just moving with the times again. In every way he's the same dynamic, likable Alan Scott that he was before -- all I've really changed is his sexuality; which to me is just one factor of him and it isn't that big of a deal in the first place.

                    CV: Romantic relationships, will we be seeing any?

                    JR: At first I'm setting up the team and dealing with threats to the world and everything, but there will be breather moments where we do see what people get up to outside of being a superhero. So yes, you will see romantic relationships.

                    CV: Are you excited?

                    JR: I've grown more excited as people have grown excited and interested in it. I was more concerned with other aspects of EARTH 2, Alan Scott's sexuality was just a small part of it but the fact that people have responded so mostly favorably, I am very happy that this have been given the reception that it has been given.
                    CV: Now, this isn't the first time you've written a gay character in comics, you've actually written a gay character in the past, right?

                    JR: I actually believe I wrote the first gay kiss -- male gay kiss -- in a comic book back in STARMAN #45. So, I've been doing this sort of thing for a while and it isn't that I have any kind of agenda or anything, it's just that when it suits the story and when it makes sense for that character it's just a realistic depiction of present day society.

                    CV: In your eyes do you feel it's important to have the leader of the EARTH 2 Justice Society be a gay male?

                    JR: Well, is it important? Not necessarily. But I think it's cool and it makes a change. I mean one of the things that can happen with gay characters is that when they are on a team they sometimes get pushed aside and their whole identity is wrapped up in this "oh that's the gay character." But when you meet Alan Scott you will find that there are so many [other things that define who he is] different aspects to his life, who he is as a person. I mean, I live in San Francisco, I have plenty of gay friends and their sexuality is just a part of who they are. Obviously there's a whole lot more to all of them and Alan Scott is the same way. By making him the team leader there really is no way that I can't show that aspect of a gay person through him being so at the forefront of the team, and that has to be a good thing. This character is going to be very likable, very brave and he will be someone that a lot of people like. I mean, if there are teenage kids and they like Alan Scott and he is kid is going though his or her own feelings about being LGBT…if it helps him or her in any little way, or if a kid reads Alan Scott and he really likes the character and that makes him think twice about bullying a kid, you know, that's a fantastic plus to the character being the leader of the team.

                    CV: What can we expect in issue #2 of EARTH 2?

                    JR: The book -- based on the cover -- is sort of apparent. It really focuses a lot on the origin of Jay Garrick and how he becomes the Flash and his origin as the Flash and why he becomes the Flash. What you will also see is the first appearance of Mr. Terrific from his own comic, and you will meet a major villain in the EARTH 2 universe that Mr. Terrific will encounter. That will be a huge part of the second arc. You will also see more of Alan Scott, who he is and what kind of a person he is and some of his origin will be played out in issue #2 and that will be picked up in issue #3 and by issue #3 he will be the Green Lantern.

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                    • Green Lantern Alan Scott of Earh-2 is Gay; Writer James Robinson Interview Roundup





                      The comics section of the internet has been abuzz about a mysterious DC character rumored to be made gay for about two weeks now. Well, because that section was about to overload, writer James Robinson decided to just confirm those rumors instead of letting you explore it within the book, and did it with a tour stop of comics websites. Yes, Green Lantern Alan Scott is now gay. At least the Earth-2 version. Follow the links below to find out what Robinson had to say about the matter, and see a preview of Earth-2 as well. Beware of potential E2 spoilers. Between the links, there are some tidbits from each interview, for my entertainment and your enjoyment. Earth-2 will be available this upcoming Wednesday.



                      James Robinson talks with IGN
                      He said that he realized the New 52 would be losing Obsidian – Alan Scott’s biological son, who was actually gay himself – and so his solution was to bring that trait to Alan.
                      ALAN SCOTT is Gay; Other Gender, Race Changes Coming to DC via Newsarama
                      "I think you have to remember that this is a reboot. It isn't like I'm taking an old character and suddenly making this character gay. This is a brand new interpretation of this character.

                      Alan Scott is my favorite Golden Age character. So I'm very protective of him, and I'm very reverent of him. And you'll see the character that he is, in terms of his heroism, his goodness, his leadership, his dynamic, his Type A personality."
                      James Robinson Talks Alan Scott, DC's Gay Green Lantern via CBR
                      "When I was first trying to work out who he was in terms of the archetype, I saw him as part Mark Zuckerberg and part David Geffen. David Geffen is a very openly gay man who's a very, very successful billionaire. Since Alan is out there in the internet and new media, he's been able to achieve a lot of that wealth and that public attention at a younger age. But in terms of his sexuality, I've been asked if people know he's gay. And Alan Scott is a very forthright, type-A personality. When we discover that he's gay in issue #2, it's not like he's coming out. He's gay."
                      Interview: James Robinson Reveals DC's Latest LGBT Character via ComicVine
                      "At first I'm setting up the team and dealing with threats to the world and everything, but there will be breather moments where we do see what people get up to outside of being a superhero. So yes, you will see romantic relationships."

                      "Remember, this is a reboot. Not a relaunch. There are sweeping changes that were made in the DC Universe and one of those is that Jade and Obsidian couldn't exist because Alan Scott is just too young -- he's about 27 years old now. So, they couldn't exist in that way but because they were popular characters I have been thinking of a way that they could exist that I might try and implement in the future, but that won't be for a while yet."
                      DC Comics' Green Lantern relaunched as gay superhero via New York Post
                      He ran his idea by the bosses at DC, "who signed off on it without hesitation."
                      Gay Green Lantern may be seen in a different light via USA Today
                      The Green Lantern most readers know is Hal Jordan, the man with the green power ring in DC's main Green Lantern series and the hero Ryan Reynolds played in the Green Lantern movie. He and Alan Scott will meet one day, Robinson says, but in the meantime the writer's making sure they're completely different characters, both in personality and powers.

                      "When they're firing their rings at the same time, you'll be able to tell which energy is which," he says. "That's a very important thing so that it sets them apart."

                      Artist Nicola Scott's orders were clear, too: Make Alan Scott a big, strapping, handsome man that everyone would instinctively follow and love. "No short order but right up my alley," she says.

                      "Alan strikes me as an incredibly open, honest and warm man, a natural leader and absolutely the right choice to be guardian of the Earth. His sexuality is incidental. Every time I draw him I love him even more."
                      Interview with James Robinson via iFanboy
                      "With Alan Scott being about 27 years old, it’s hard for him to have had children, but I’ve actually come up with a potential idea of a way to get those two characters into Earth 2 and I’ll see if I can work on that in the second year maybe."



                      Click the cover for a quick Earth 2 PREVIEW
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                      • Well I like the reasoning why and it doesn't seem like Alan is going to change at all.

                        Also in the interview glad to hear Ted Grant/Wildcat is going to appear soon and that they have planned the JL/JS crossover and that Alan and Hal will meet meaning that Hal probably won't be dying in the annual.

                        I'm going to miss Obsidian though.
                        No Sir, I punched the viceroy in the stomach, then I headbutted him in the face. Sir.-Hal Jordan

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                        • EARTH 2 #2 PREVIEW
                          Writer: James Robinson
                          Artist: Nicola Scott






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                          • So is it just me or does anyone else think that Sam could end up being a new Obsidian?
                            No Sir, I punched the viceroy in the stomach, then I headbutted him in the face. Sir.-Hal Jordan

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                            • I'm 99.3% sure that Sam will die in a bullet train wreck.

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                              • Originally posted by GreenLantern888 View Post
                                I'm going to miss Obsidian though.
                                Originally posted by GreenLantern888 View Post
                                So is it just me or does anyone else think that Sam could end up being a new Obsidian?
                                Updated the post with an iFanboy interview.

                                "With Alan Scott being about 27 years old, it’s hard for him to have had children, but I’ve actually come up with a potential idea of a way to get those two characters into Earth 2 and I’ll see if I can work on that in the second year maybe."

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