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Old May 25 2012, 05:31 PM   #4216
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I thnik it will be Alan Scott on Earth 2.

Well, his original Golden Age costume was, shall we say, rather...flamboyant.

...and Alan Scott it is, meaning DC just made its major male gay character the one superhero with a weakness for...wood
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Old May 25 2012, 06:32 PM   #4217
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...and Alan Scott it is, meaning DC just made its major male gay character the one superhero with a weakness for...wood
I suspect this news will be met with a colossal "huh?" from the mainstream media who had picked it up.

DC: "He's an iconic but completely newly reinvented 1940s version of a hero we all know from a crappy movie last year who used to have kids but now doesn't because he lives on a parallel world in a rebooted time stream. So you can see his newly-revealed orientation is entirely consistent with his earlier characterization."

Media: "It's funny you should mention 'orientation' because we're completely disoriented right now. Also, bored."
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Old May 25 2012, 08:15 PM   #4218
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So the new major gay character is one limited to an alternative universe? Way to go, DC! Way to take a stand!
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Old May 25 2012, 08:24 PM   #4219
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So the new major gay character is one limited to an alternative universe? Way to go, DC! Way to take a stand!
Pretty much. I do recall them saying something to the effect that with Superman dead, GL would be filling his role as "the big guy" everyone looks to or something.

But yeah, it should've been Hal for it to really shake things up. The first time I heard someone suggest an Earth-2 character, I figured it'd be one of them, even though that would be the lame and safe way to go.
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Old May 25 2012, 08:47 PM   #4220
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How can they describe Alan Scott as a major and iconic character? He has been a minor character the longest time and he's definitely not iconic.
Iconic characters are recognized outside of the comic book nerd herd, Superman, Batman, Robin, The Joker etc. are iconic DC characters, Alan Scott is on "Is he the iconic characters boyfriend?" level as far as the public is concerned.

DC really screwed this one up, it would have been fine if they hadn't drummed up interest by doing a press release, but you can't do that and than reveal it's Alan Scott, the guy who exists in another universe.
One million moms made a big stink about it, right now I bet they're scratching one million heads thinking "Who?!

If DC had balls they would have picked someone at least slightly recognizable like Superboy.
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Old May 25 2012, 08:52 PM   #4221
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Beat me to it.
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Old May 25 2012, 09:12 PM   #4222
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How can they describe Alan Scott as a major and iconic character? He has been a minor character the longest time and he's definitely not iconic.
Iconic characters are recognized outside of the comic book nerd herd, Superman, Batman, Robin, The Joker etc. are iconic DC characters, Alan Scott is on "Is he the iconic characters boyfriend?" level as far as the public is concerned.

DC really screwed this one up, it would have been fine if they hadn't drummed up interest by doing a press release, but you can't do that and than reveal it's Alan Scott, the guy who exists in another universe.
One million moms made a big stink about it, right now I bet they're scratching one million heads thinking "Who?!

If DC had balls they would have picked someone at least slightly recognizable like Superboy.

All true! Especially the "iconic" part, and I get tired of it's continual misuse, especially by fanboys who like old characters.

But yeah, I'm sure there's a collective "WHO?!?!" Going on in non-comic circles right now.

Oddly enough, neither CBR or Newsarama have updated their pages as of 3pm Central time with this news.
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Old May 25 2012, 09:15 PM   #4223
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the one superhero with a weakness for...wood
Beat me to it.
Not to mention the whole flame thing.
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Old May 25 2012, 09:15 PM   #4224
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National Review siting Bleeding Cool as source. I think it's correct, but it sure is weird!

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Old May 25 2012, 10:00 PM   #4225
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Despite his bluster and arrogance Rich usually does get these things right. He has been on a roll since breaking the New 52 story last year.
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Old May 25 2012, 10:00 PM   #4226
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Well now that the seemingly non-daring non-news has broken back to our regularly scheduled nu52 discussions or am I the only bored by this "big news"?


In my pickups this week:

I,Vampire #9 - I continue to enjoy this series upon trying the characters brand new with the relaunch. The first #1-3 issues were a bit slow but the pace and story since then has risen. Ruling the NAm vampire army in Utah was a good read this week. Andrew's overture that you can leave if you fight me was a challenge quickly taken up by Mary. Should be an interesting next issue since the prior Andrew v Mary fight was interrupted by Cain in the first story arc. However, it appears that the Van Helsings are likely to interrupt this fight based on the issues conclusion.

Justice League Dark #9 - Hot damn this title has taken off. This one issue was as enjoyable as the first 3-4 issues. The title also took off slow but has gotten better from that point. I'm not reading WW, has Steve Trevor shown up over there? Is this issue his first reappearance in the nu52? I like how Constantine called him "the Amazon's boytoy"! The stoic stare by Steve was great! It's also the first time a member of the team hears the actual words 'Justice League Dark', I await the others to hear the term coined upon them by Argus. Who is this Black Orchid? Is she Abbey from Samp Thing? That was a rumor. I like how Andrew is tied in to this version of the "team" by Constantine after the I,Vamp&JLD crossover last issue. And they mention how Andrew needs to 'get back to his army'.

Still got Aquaman and All-Star Western to read.
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Old May 25 2012, 10:59 PM   #4227
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...right now I bet they're scratching one million heads thinking "Who?!
More like 30 heads.
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Old May 25 2012, 11:28 PM   #4228
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Justice League Dark is definitely back on the list. More Vertigoey goodness, and Steve Trevor crossing over from the regular Justice League title. I won't give away the ending, but the throwaway appearance of Destiny's Dreamstone: is this the first time we've seen it since Morpheus destroyed it?
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Old May 26 2012, 12:01 AM   #4229
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Justice League Dark is definitely back on the list. More Vertigoey goodness, and Steve Trevor crossing over from the regular Justice League title. I won't give away the ending, but the throwaway appearance of Destiny's Dreamstone: is this the first time we've seen it since Morpheus destroyed it?
Does Morpheus exist in the nu52?
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Old May 26 2012, 01:37 AM   #4230
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So the new major gay character is one limited to an alternative universe? Way to go, DC! Way to take a stand!
And to make matters 'worse,' this is arguably a retread of what Marvel did with Ultimate Spidey
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