The Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott, is the latest comic book character to be 'outed' as gay.
DC Comics have announced Alan Scott - the original Green Lantern, who first debuted in 1940 - will be reintroduced in the New 52 as homosexual.
The comic's writer James Robinson says, "I was sort of putting the team together and I realized one of the only downsides to relaunching the Justice Society as young, vibrant heroes again was that Alan Scott's son was no longer going to exist in the reboot. I thought what a shame and then it occurred to me, why not just make Alan Scott gay?"
Green Lantern's 'outing' follows Marvel's current announcement/ storyline that Alpha Flight member, Northstar will propose to his longtime partner, Kyle Jinadu.