Because with the recent support for same-sex marriage from the first gay President, there is a huge demand for gay superhero comic characters … or something.

The New York Post writes:

One of DC Comics oldest heroes is super-coming out.

The original Green Lantern – a DC Comics mainstay for the past 70 years – will be revealed to be a gay man in next week’s issue of “Earth 2.”

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Alan Scott – formerly a married father of two who first appeared in 1940 – tips readers off to his sexuality early on in the comic when he gives his boyfriend a welcome home kiss.

(Image courtesy of the Post)

This announcement comes on the heels of one of Marvel’s characters recently proposing to his boyfriend, but since nobody had ever heard of him, there wasn’t much buzz.

Being over the age of four, I don’t really follow comic books much, but aren’t you geeks a little miffed that storylines are being dictated by publicity stunts?  Or do you just suck it up and move on to the next game of Dungeons & Dragons?