Marvel Comics already has its gay superhero, Northstar. The comic book company is planning a Northstar "marriage" on June 20. Now DC Comics appears to be following suit. The original Green Lantern, a character named Alan Scott, is returning, but with one major change. He's gay. The question is... why?
As noted in The Christian Post, X-Men character Northstar will marry his companion in the June 20th issue:
"When gay marriage became legal in New York State, it raised obvious questions since most of our heroes reside in New York State", said Marvel Comics editor-in-chief Axel Alonso in an interview with Rolling Stone this week.
"Northstar is the first openly gay character in comics and he's been in a long-term relationship with his partner Kyle so the big question was – how would this change his relationship? Our comics are always best when they respond to and reflect developments in the real world. We've been doing that for decades, and this is just the latest expression of that."
Now, The Blaze reports that as part of DC Comic's "universe-wide reboot," Green Lantern is coming back, but this time he's gay:
The big reveal officially comes Wednesday in the second issue of DC’s “Earth 2” series, which features Scott as the main superhero of a parallel world. Scott, who first appeared in a 1940 comic, is getting a new origin story as a young media mogul as part of DC’s universe-wide reboot.
DC confirmed the news about the character Friday after co-publisher Dan Dido told a convention audience in May that a heretofore straight character would be gay.
“He’s going to be the leader of the team, this dynamic hero, he’ll do anything to save people, the bravest man on the planet. Why not just make him gay as well?” writer James Robinson told USA Today.
What is all the fuss about? Obama is giving speeches endorsing gay marriage. Courts are picking up the issue. What is going on? According to the Huffington Post, Gary Gates, a demographer at the Williams Institute estimates that only 1.7 percent of the entire adult population in the U.S. is gay. Based on the way the media and the left hype the issue, most Americans probably think the number is much higher.
But back to the point. Why even make a superhero gay? Isn't the comic book for kids? Isn't it supposed to show the good guy fighting bad guys? What's the agenda here, when no kid out there cares whether his or her favorite super hero is gay or straight.