Skip to comments.PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's
Posted on 06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT by paltz
The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next weeks issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman.
Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points to consider. Alan Scotts Green Lantern is not the Green Lantern many non-comic book readers have become familiar with from the movie and cartoons recently.
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They will sell a lot of this one comic, then sales are going to plunge.
Every gay/bi/les is going to want a copy.
Everyone else....forget about it
Short term thinking vs long term consequences
does anyone buy comic books any more?
what kid will buy this one now?
He’ll also be changing his identity from the Green Lantern to the Chartreuse Flame.
I thought it was going to be Barry Allen.
I stopped buying them when they went up to 15 cents.
homosexuals will hand them out as a conditioning/recruiting tool.
Abusers will use them.
This should not be availible to anyone under the age of 18. They should put it behind the counter out of reach of minors.
It should also be in a plain brown wrapper!
Seem to recall that in the late 60’s early 70’s, a bunch of super heroes had corners cut off their “super-hero-man-cards” with the introduction of angst-y,squishy, emotional back stories and relationships......
Sounds like now, the corners are off and it is time to turn in that tote’n chip!
civil disobedience at the bookstores? move them to behind the dustiest obscure literature part of the store?
Oh this is so funny. Keep in mind that I’m not making this up. The weakness of the original Green Lantern? Wait for it....wood.
Their pants looks like bowel control problem.
I knew it! Green Lantern is expendable. DC comics would not dare touch their money-making men in tights, Superman or Batman.
Ryan Reynolds was out talking about Green Lantern 2 - I wonder if he will play a gay character.
and they killed his precursor with arrows. IOW a wooden shaft...
(the right was found by a chinese warlord who oppressed the pesants and they killed him with arrows of wood.)
the entire DC publishing board should be fired for this.
call your local comics shop and let them know you won’t allow your kids to buy dc comics anymore.
pedo friendly topics are not appropriate for children
tell the comics shop owner you’ll also suggest the parents in your kids school and church should do the same
don’t get into a conversation over it. you’re just making a statement and don’t need to be ‘educated’
this will make the shop owners very unhappy... and that message will reach dc
boycott dc comics
they were careful to quarantee this “pc” lantern into a seperate alternative universe which has no conection with regular continuity.
a disposable dimension.
Carol Ferris is still part of the movie continuity and an obscure (dead) lantern will not be allowed to infect their bottom line.
BTW notice how they are claiming yet another dead.
also tell the head of warner communications.
remember the next batman comes out.
also they had superman renounce his us citizenship. (must have been a tax thing)
He’s changing his name too. From now on he’ll be The Citrine Lovelight...
He’s gay, too.
this character is also quaranteened on an alternate dimension version and is not part of the regular continuity.
IOW not part of the Green lantern corps or alters, aparently, the golden age alan scott of the regular earth continuity.
this does make it physically impossible for any children of alan scott to exist in the alternatate pink lantern version.
That comic book should be behind the counter with other sexually explicit material.
the Brown Starlight?
the Woody Glow?
the Silly Juice Recruiter (see michael jackson)
will his new oath simply be “Hi thalor!”
Next up: Wonder Woman was a stripper, and the Flash is on speed.
Is the GL from Canada? Interpol is looking for him.
They got no guts. They just want to preen morally over us straight, white Christian guys.
And the comic book industry jumps the shark.
makes you wonder how advertisers feel about such a negative affiliation with their products.
advertising has consequences. it is not zero up. advertising can COST sales.
what company/shareholder in their right mind is going to want to be associated with killing off a golden age character?
I’ve never watched the Big Bang Theory but I’ve always thought that character was gay....
You ask a good question for which I have no good answer. The elite don’t think like regular people
That’s completely pointless. Comic shops make almost all of their comic book revenue through in-store subscriptions. If their regular customers were to do as you suggest, they might listen. But non-subscribers calling? They’ll laugh as they hang up the phone. This is a world that is so insular that you have no idea.
you’re right. best to do nothing. no one cares anyhow. go back to sleep
of course, you’re 100% wrong
comic shops don’t have a high margin and are usually running very tight. having parents inform them that they will not be buying any products from one of the major brands hurts. then to hear that other parents will be told to avoid the pedo friendly brand name... yea, the shop owner is going to get very nervous
of course, if you’re a 30 year old male with comic subscription... that’s a whole other problem and probably to far gone to be saved
of course, if youre a 30 year old male with comic subscription... thats a whole other problem and probably to far gone to be saved
Whether that 30 year old is to far gone or not, isn't important. Like it or not, his is the only demographic left that's still buying comics. Definitely a his, as well. Females at one time accounted for 20+ percent of sales. Today, 2%. He's not only male, but he's not young. The average age of comic book reader is now close to 40.
Look, I'm not trying to flame you, just inform you. The comic market isn't what you remember. In 1993 there were 9,000 comic book stores. Today, just over 2,000. It's become a niche market selling smaller, but ever more expensive comics to an ever aging demographic.
If it weren't for video games, television and movies, the under 30 crowd wouldn't be able to name a superhero. Most have never bought a comic book.
Good news, it’s not Superman or Batman. I knew they wouldn’t be that stupid.
It’s.......the Green Lantern. Or one of them cause Wikipedia says there are like 5, this was the first one but the least prominent. People have heard of the Green Lantern (there was a recent flop movie) but this can be filed under who cares.
I’m thinking about costume sales. On an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” Green Lantern seemed like a popular costume choice among comic book enthusiasts. No one is gonna wear it now.
Though since queers love playing dress up and going on parade I suppose they will more than make up for lost sales.
Ive never watched the Big Bang Theory but Ive always thought that character was gay...The character isn't, but the actor is.
What a bunch of tomfoolery.
Welll...maybe they should change his/her/it’s name to “Green LampPOST...”
You’re out of control!
Yeah, pretty much....:^)
The way I see it...you can either laugh at things....or just freak.
There’ll be a time to freak later...so right now, I’ll just laugh.
That describes much of the gay world. Consider the long-term wisdom of gay sex in the Age of AIDS.
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