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Subj: Re: Question About Alan Scott, When Was It Revealed That He Was Gay, And (His Daughter.)
Posted: Wed Aug 02, 2017 at 06:48:01 pm CDT (Viewed 1078 times)
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Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 at 06:26:45 pm CDT (Viewed 1115 times)

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Spoilers, just in case. I know that it was revealed that he was gay, but when did that happen, and what were the circumstances in the story? I assume that it happened in the New 52. I know that he had a daughter named Jade (Who was Kyle Rayner's old girlfriend, right?), did that carry over or has she been nullified or retconned out since 52? I haven't read many Alan Scott stories, but I do like him (He's a lot better than Hal, at least to me.). Can anyone recommend some really good or classic stories? Thanks.

Unfortunately, this controversial move happened in 2012. His wife and kids were wiped from continuity as if they never existed. Jade does not exist in the New 52 and has yet to show up. As I recall, turning Alan gay caused major backlash from the fanbase. Most who loved the change, mostly came from the gay community.

Recommended stories are:

-The Golden Age by James Robinson

-There is an excellent team-up with Batman in Detective Comics 784-786 called "Made of Wood".

-Green Lantern/Sentinel: Heart of Darkness

-Anything BEFORE 2012

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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