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Green Lantern comes out
« on: June 01, 2012, 01:44:08 PM »
PHILADELPHIA — Not the original Green Lantern, instead...
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on a "parallel" earth, Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and most enduring heroes, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero.

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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2012, 01:50:29 PM »
A local radio talk show had this as a topic one day and they thought it was going to be Wonder Woman.  Only a few callers thought it would be Green Lantern.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2012, 01:56:19 PM »
PHILADELPHIA — Not the original Green Lantern, instead...
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on a "parallel" earth, Green Lantern, one of DC Comics' oldest and most enduring heroes, is serving as a beacon for the publisher again, this time as a proud, mighty and openly gay hero.

http://www.accessatlanta.com/celebrities-tv/green-lantern-relaunched-as-1450444.html

I guess he'll have to change his name to the Pink Lantern.  :^)
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2012, 01:57:23 PM »
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2012, 02:12:24 PM »
Rainbow.

That was my second choice.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012, 03:50:17 AM »
I guessed it would be Green Lantern, and not the Hal Jordan or Kyle Rainer lanterns, but a lesser-known one. It's really just lip-service as the GL is a minor hero. Big enough to make a statement, small enough to keep conservative readers from boycotting.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2012, 07:55:23 AM »
Would it be too obvious is Robin came out as gay?

It would be cool if superman came out as not interested in men or women.   Being an alien, homo sapiens don't turn him on.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2012, 08:04:17 AM »
Would it be too obvious is Robin came out as gay?

Probably.

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It would be cool if superman came out as not interested in men or women.   Being an alien, homo sapiens don't turn him on.

Have you ever read "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex", by Larry Niven?  It's a short essay about the biology of Superman's reproduction, starting with what would happen if he tried to have sex with a human woman.  It's hysterically funny, especially because Niven treats the subject so seriously.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2012, 08:18:01 AM »
Have you ever read "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex", by Larry Niven?

No.  But I imagine it would be like the movie Hancock when he...ahem... puts a couple holes in the roof of his trailer.  That is also dealt with in The Dark Knight Strikes Again, when Kal El is asked by his 17 year old daughter about sex.  His reply is, "Never with humans.  They are too fragile."
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2012, 08:21:39 AM »
Have you ever read "Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex", by Larry Niven?

No.  But I imagine it would be like the movie Hancock when he...ahem... puts a couple holes in the roof of his trailer.

It starts there, but he goes into a lot of other stuff, too.  Here you go:

http://www.rawbw.com/~svw/superman.html

Probably a ten or fifteen minute read or so, right around there.  That page is pure text, but even so, I'm not sure I'd read it at work.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2012, 02:50:43 PM »
Would it be too obvious is Robin came out as gay?
But Batman is a republican homophobe...
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2012, 04:26:17 PM »
Holy tight tights, batman.
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Re: Green Lantern comes out
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2012, 08:57:28 PM »
They should make "Captain America" gay. The uproar would be wonderful.
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« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2012, 09:05:30 PM »
I would rather they inented a new gay hero.
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