We Knew It! The Green Lantern Is DC's Gay Superhero
The Green Lantern is here, queer and not going shopping.
Graphics by Monica Fuentes
The epic decision has been made: The DC comic hero who is coming out of the closet is...the Green Lantern.
Or should it be the Chartreuse Lantern, amirite. know what I'm sayin'?
Of course, the Green Lantern was on our list of six top candidates to be given The Gay.
Here's our analysis from Craig Malisow:
This is straight from DC Comics' bio: "Imagine if the ring on your finger was more than a piece of gaudy jewelry. Instead, it's the universe's most powerful weapon." Oh, really? A ring, you say? Perhaps the ring is more than the source of Green Lantern's power, but is a wedding ring he wears as a show of defiance to California's Prop 8, and of a sign of love and commitment to a husband who might not be a superhero but who's still special in his own way.
We personally were hoping for Wonder Woman, but that's just us. And there's still a chance it could happen, the next time DC needs a wave of publicity.
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