Week in Geek: The Best of 2012

By: Jase Peeples

Green Lantern Likes Guys

DC Comics grabbed headlines when the company announced one of their flagship characters would be coming out of the closet in 2012. However, fan reaction was a mixed bag when it was revealed the original Green Lantern, Alan Scott, (of the current comic series Earth 2) was the newest out and proud hero of the DC Universe. While some fans applauded the comic book publisher for reintroducing a Golden Age hero as a gay man, others felt cheated that the character was the hero of an alternate Earth. That aside, most readers have praised Earth 2 writer James Robinson for not only including a high-profile gay character in the series, but also choosing to make him the leader of the Justice Society – a first for DC Comics.