Jeff Lemire has been a name at the edge of popular comics for years. He first gained notoriety with a series of independent graphic novels and his Vertigo book Sweet Tooth. But it is with Animal Man that his success finally comes together. He takes his place as one of DC’s top writers with the series that also launched the superhero writing career of one Grant Morrison.
Read my full review of Animal Man: The Hunt at the Examiner.
Reposted from the Examiner:
Green Lantern Alan Scott is gay in the New 52. DC Comics announced the news earlier today through multiple media sources.
The original character first appeared over 70 years ago in the pages of “All-American Comics” 16 by the then-National Comics, this move is something surely undreamed of by original creators Bill Finger and Martin Nodell. But after the reboot of the DC universe that came last September, the heroes of Earth-2 are newer younger characters being reintroduced in new ways.
While Scott was straight in previous DC universe continuity, he did have a gay son in Obsidian, a figure erased (so far) from the New 52. The loss of that gay character helped reshape Alan Scott. “I really believe in this idea of relaunching the Justice Society and making them younger. But I thought it was a shame that we lost Jade and Obsidian, who are Alan Scott’s children. Obsidian has been in the comics for years and was a positive gay character,” “Earth-2″ writer James Robinson told Newsarama.
The first reveal of Alan Scott’s homosexuality comes next week in the second issue of “Earth-2″ by Robinson and artist Nicola Scott. The book hits comic shops on Wednesday, just days after the announcement of Marvel’s first gay engagement in “Astonishing X-Men” issue 50.
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