The fabled emerald hero, Green Lantern, is now gay, as reminagined in the recent reboot of the DC comic universe. The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, had a gay son Obsidian, who does not exist in the new universe. So, the creators saw an opportunity, “Immediately, I thought, why don’t we make Alan Scott gay? We’ll have a team leader who is dynamic, will risk his life for the people, and who happens to be gay.”
And, of course, Twitter is having fun with the kind-of-ground-breaking-news:
It’s Green Lantern and Eve, not Green Lantern and Steve!
— Jason Shellen (@shellen) June 1, 2012