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Archie Comics

Gay Green Lantern

Took Our Lead

6/2/2012 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The Green Lantern isn't the gay pioneer everyone thinks he is -- at least according to the people over at Archie Comics, who claim THEY created the first ever gay comic book character.

The gay doodle is Kevin Keller (right) -- an active U.S. military officer who married his partner in the January 2012 issue of Archie Comics.

DC Comics followed suit Friday -- announcing The Green Lantern would be be rebooted as a gay character.

Archie Comics CEO Jon Goldwater tells TMZ, "We love the fact that everyone is following Archie's lead. We broke new ground. We have led in so many areas. We are proud we are first."

But the real reason Goldwater's so excited -- he tells us, "The more people are supportive of this cause, I think it's only going to be helpful in making gay marriage legal in as many places as possible."

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46.

Edward F Harvey Jr    

Why DC Making Alan Scott Gay Doesn't Matter

http://thoughtballoonsandotherjunk.blogspot.com/2012/06/why-dc-making-alan-scott-gay-does-not.html

783 days ago
47.

AntiPalinAlaska    

Has there been an openly lesbian superhero yet?

783 days ago
48.

Keyser Söze    

All this hoopla over what among to minor, third tiers characters that will be push aside as soon as the publishers realize that their sale numbers haven't changed that much.

Oh, and by the way: is it really that difficult for most folks to realize that Hal Jordan and Alan Scott aren't the same person? I mean, really....

783 days ago
49.

Hyde    

I've nothing against gay people and fully support gay marriage, but I'm getting pretty sick of this agenda.

783 days ago
50.

ken    

people, its fictional characters, who cares. second of all i dont need a book of fiction i.e. the bible to tell me how to live my life. i live it just fine. i think the fact that i havent ever killed anybody or anything, or cheated on anybody or anything, or that i havent ever been drunk, stoned, or repeatedly visited rehab speaks not on how a book tells me to live my life, but on the proper raising i had BY MY PARENTS!!! ev1 should stop relying on a BOOK!! and start relying on their common sense. ok im done ev1 have a GREAT day and a pleasant evening

783 days ago
51.

Michael    

I think the guys at Archie are drinking the same Kool-Aid as Howard Stern.

783 days ago
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