The outing of Alan Scott has made CNN's geek blog. Pow! The article raises the question "Is this news"? In this day and age, is a adding a gay character really that big a deal? Which leads to another question - Is this outing of Alan Scott just an exploitave stunt to boost sales? They also mention how the fan frenzy DC whipped up before revealing their gay character stole the thunder from Marvel's upcoming gay wedding. How tacky!
Comics creator Brian Andersen, is quoted and gives the long view:
“Do I view this exploitation as a terrible, awful, negative thing? Not so much,” Andersen said. “If only because, in the long run, whether it’s with these recent ‘big gay additions’ to mainstream comics being tossed into the superhero stew for monetary reasons or publicity’s sake, or because of a genuine desire to better reflect our current culture … the end result will eventually lead us down the same path and to the same destination: widespread acceptance and support of LGBT people.”
If this is how the Big Two celebrate Pride month 2012, I wonder what's in store next year? Read another great response to the whole thing in a longer interview with Brian Anderson here.
Folow the link below to read the whole CNN.com article.