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The Green Lantern

He's Back ...

AND HE'S FABULOUS!!!

6/1/2012 7:50 AM PDT UPDATED: 6/1/2012 9:09 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The Green Lantern has been rebooted -- he's young again, and he's gay.

DC Comics just announced which character is coming out of the closet, and it's Alan Scott, aka the Green Lantern. 

In his prior life, Green Lantern -- on Earth 2 (in an alternate universe) -- was married with 2 superhero kids.  But now he's come back as an unmarried, media mogul who we're sure throws amazing Hollywood parties.  He's also a Type-A.  Sound like anyone you've heard of???

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But here's the thing ... we smell tokenism. Fictional fact is there are more than 7,200 Green Lanterns in DC's comic book world -- so adding ONE gay lantern, in an alternate universe no less, suddenly seems less impressive.

Fun fact: The Green Lantern's Achilles' Heel is wood.

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When news broke that a comic book hero would be re-introduced as gay, the organization One Million Moms released a statement saying, "Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don’t but do want to indoctrinate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light."

In response to that, GLAAD tells TMZ, "The idea that a comic book character will make young people gay is as outlandish as saying it will give them a green power ring and the ability to fly. Even more outlandish is the idea that there are 'one million moms' who believe this hate group's anti-gay nonsense. From Christian churches to sports fields, to now even fictional comic book worlds, our culture overwhelmingly supports gay and lesbian Americans and that's what anti-gay groups like this are working against."

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Ace    

I have a Coleman lantern for camping.

820 days ago
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David    

WOW

820 days ago
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frank    

Oh well, so much for a sequel to the movie... Very sad...

820 days ago
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Truth    

NO 1 CURR!! EXCEPT MAYBE... RAY J. #TRUTH!!

820 days ago
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Seriously wtf    

So Harvey throws great Hollywood parties? Where are the pics and details?

820 days ago
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Sean Ingraham    

If the Ring allows it.........

820 days ago
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St James III    

So much for that "Homosexuality Isn't a Choice" Crap. DC COMICS just chose to make GREEN LANTERN Gay.

820 days ago
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DavidStar12    

Is This A JOKE lol

820 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

It's getting so now I have to read my childrens comic books before they do. INSANE.

820 days ago
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Glenda70    

Love watching you every night before I go to bed here in the great white north aka Canada. Keep up good work all TMZ reporters.

820 days ago
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Bob    

This must be the gay story of the day.. You can always count on TMZ to put one out a day to promote their gay agenda.. Meanwhile bashing people of belief and their opinions like that little boy 2 days ago, kirk cameron, and tim tebow..

820 days ago
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writenow    

How is "wood" an Achilles Heel? Unless of course that he's a heel about having so much wood. :)

820 days ago
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Billy    

Wow, superman is single, green lantern is gay, what's wonder woman a lesbian and aqua man is bi-sexual or a tranny?

Why are people in hollywood so obsessed with destroying things like iconic, historical characters, the sanctity of marriage, etc? They bow at the alter of the gay alliance and feel the minority is in the right and the rest of the world should capitulate.

820 days ago
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DavidStar12    

I Always Had That Feelin SMH lol

820 days ago
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sophia    

Yuck! I'll never buy a gay superhero comic book.. and neither will my friends or children!

820 days ago
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