Saturday, June 02, 2012

DC Makes It Official: Alan Scott Is Gay

Well, this is hardly the major, iconic character they've been teasing us with for a couple of weeks. As Topless Robot put it, Alan Scott has been the fifth most important Green Lantern for the last 50 years, is totally unknown outside of comics fandom, and lives on Earth-2 in an alternate universe (and therefore will have no real bearing on the events of the main DC Universe). So, it's not the game-changer DC Comics kept crowing about. Instead, it's the only thing DC is really good at: cheaply exploiting its characters for publicity.

Again, Topless Robot: "As much as DC was randomly homosexuallizing a character for attention instead of any real stab at sexual equality, they actually had a chance to make a statement here, and instead I really think this is a massive cop-out -- a cop-out made worse by how much DC promoted it like they were doing something at all 'iconic.'"

I don't know, part of me wants to say that at least they made the effort, but another part of me envisions Dan Didio smugly patting himself on the back for being somehow progressive and just can't do it.

1 comment:

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

It reeks of explotation of acceptance and says all you need to know about the state of DC Comics. I couldn't care less.