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Iron Man Unit 007

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Ed Love

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Subj: That was classic Alan Scott, not the new 52 version
Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 at 09:37:10 am EDT (Viewed 612 times)
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Posted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 at 08:08:51 am EDT (Viewed 604 times)

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Only read the Alan Scott story so far. No big surprise that they are going to continue the "Earth-2" series angle and have him be gay. There's no real story here other than as a brief recap of his origin. The conversation he has with his deceased "friend" Jimmy's mother doesn't make much sense. If Jimmy was his lover as implied, how was Alan running away from himself by being on the train with him? If not, then the conversation between him and Jimmy's mother would be incoherent as both of them are basically talking in code about "it" and would have no mutual connection to know what they other is talking about. Ultimately, it was too slight and trying to be coy with the issue other than establishing that they are going to continue with this fundamental change to the character of Alan Scott.

Uhm,,,,,,I don't think you are correct.

Here is the link to the datafile on New 52 "Shock and Awe" Alan Scott.

Alan was stating in this story that he was working on the bridges and Dekker sabotaged it and caused the wreck.

Now some of the dialogue implied that his friend Jimmy and/or Alan could be gay, but it could also be that they were both simply confused about life and asking the ever important question "is this all that I am, is there nothing more" Also the new 52 data file shows that New 52 Alan's boyfriend was named Sam.

Also the ring looked like classic golden age Alan Scott's ring and of course so did the costume.

here is the link for classic Alan Scott

Also here is a link that sums up the end of New 52 and Dr Manhattan's involvement in creating and ending the New 52, first removed the lantern so Alan Scott never grabbed it thus starting the new 52 creation, then put it back and thus restores things.

So this first story in the anniversary issue is in fact classic/original Alan Scott.

"In addition to restoring the past and future of the DC Universe, Manhattan's actions also restore the present. As it turns out, the Justice Society is still operational in the modern-day, just as the team was in the days before the New 52. Alan Scott himself appropriately confirms as much, noting that the JSA will be launching an investigation into the U.S. Department of Metahuman affairs. Scott's long-absent adult children -- Obsidian and Jade -- are seen standing at his side."

Also this: