Last week, DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio made headlines when he revealed that a character previously established as straight would be coming out as gay in the rebooted New 52 universe. Comic book fans immediately began speculating as to the identity of the newly gay character, and now we have our answer. In a new interview, Earth 2 writer James Robinson has revealed that the newly homosexual character in question is Alan Scott, the first Green Lantern. More details after the jump.

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UPDATE: Well, I’m told that ‘reportedly’ should be downgraded to ‘not.’ In other words, a good source says this isn’t happening. Sorry to dash your hopes. Mine are kinda dashed, too. Original article follows.

This is a comic book adaptation I can really get behind. As DC Comics starts to get more films in development at Warner Bros., attention is being paid to some of the less obvious titles. One of those is reportedly Starman. (And no, it isn’t based on the John Carpenter movie.)

While Starman is a character with a long history at DC — there have been several incarnations — the version I’d expect the film to focus on would be Jack Knight, the son of the original version of the character, and the core of an award-winning series written by James Robinson from 1994 to 2001. Read More »

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