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PICKET: DC Comics outs a Green Lantern...from the 1940's
Washington Times Water Cooler ^ | 6/1/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 06/01/2012 9:01:18 AM PDT by paltz

The big secret is out. The New York Post is reporting that DC Comics original Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2." This particular character, Alan Scott, his alter ego, is being re-woven into the series through obvious agenda politics, but most comic book readers will tell you it is hardly a huge victory for LGBT activists hoping for a gay Superman or gay Batman.

Without going too much into the weeds of comic book geek-dom, here are some important points to consider. Alan Scott’s Green Lantern is not the Green Lantern many non-comic book readers have become familiar with from the movie and cartoons recently.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: culturewars; dccomics; greenlantern; homosexualagenda; superheroes
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1 posted on 06/01/2012 9:01:25 AM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz

They will sell a lot of this one comic, then sales are going to plunge.

Every gay/bi/les is going to want a copy.

Everyone else....forget about it

Short term thinking vs long term consequences


2 posted on 06/01/2012 9:03:33 AM PDT by dila813
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To: paltz

does anyone buy comic books any more?

what kid will buy this one now?


3 posted on 06/01/2012 9:03:37 AM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: paltz

He’ll also be changing his identity from the Green Lantern to the Chartreuse Flame.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 9:03:47 AM PDT by festusbanjo (Planning my escape regardless of which party is in charge.)
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To: paltz
Thank God.

I thought it was going to be Barry Allen.

:>O

5 posted on 06/01/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Mr. K

I stopped buying them when they went up to 15 cents.


6 posted on 06/01/2012 9:08:20 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: festusbanjo

7 posted on 06/01/2012 9:09:14 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (Our humin president is epidemy of changing his own pants. The future is of children.)
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To: festusbanjo

8 posted on 06/01/2012 9:09:27 AM PDT by freedomlover (Make sure you're in love - before you move in the heavy stuff)
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To: Mr. K

homosexuals will hand them out as a conditioning/recruiting tool.

Abusers will use them.

This should not be availible to anyone under the age of 18. They should put it behind the counter out of reach of minors.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 9:12:16 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
"This should not be availible to anyone under the age of 18. They should put it behind the counter out of reach of minors.

It should also be in a plain brown wrapper!

Damned perverts!

11 posted on 06/01/2012 9:18:18 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: paltz

Seem to recall that in the late 60’s early 70’s, a bunch of super heroes had corners cut off their “super-hero-man-cards” with the introduction of angst-y,squishy, emotional back stories and relationships......

Sounds like now, the corners are off and it is time to turn in that tote’n chip!

Just damn.........


12 posted on 06/01/2012 9:19:38 AM PDT by petro45acp ("Don't" read 'HOPE' by L Neil Smith and Aaron Zelman...it will bring tears to eyes. BOR!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: JDoutrider

civil disobedience at the bookstores? move them to behind the dustiest obscure literature part of the store?


13 posted on 06/01/2012 9:23:01 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: paltz

Oh this is so funny. Keep in mind that I’m not making this up. The weakness of the original Green Lantern? Wait for it....wood.


14 posted on 06/01/2012 9:23:31 AM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Theoria
What the flaming heck was that?
15 posted on 06/01/2012 9:24:46 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Migrating elephant herds react badly to flaming motor homes and dry ice doesn't repel killer bees)
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To: Theoria

Their pants looks like bowel control problem.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 9:26:20 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: paltz

17 posted on 06/01/2012 9:29:34 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (this space for rent.)
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To: paltz

I knew it! Green Lantern is expendable. DC comics would not dare touch their money-making men in tights, Superman or Batman.


18 posted on 06/01/2012 9:37:22 AM PDT by jimmygrace
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To: longtermmemmory

Ryan Reynolds was out talking about Green Lantern 2 - I wonder if he will play a gay character.


19 posted on 06/01/2012 9:45:30 AM PDT by artificial intelligence (Your data will be processed by me for future input. Thank you.)
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To: Melas

and they killed his precursor with arrows. IOW a wooden shaft...

(the right was found by a chinese warlord who oppressed the pesants and they killed him with arrows of wood.)

the entire DC publishing board should be fired for this.


20 posted on 06/01/2012 9:55:02 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: paltz

call your local comics shop and let them know you won’t allow your kids to buy dc comics anymore.

pedo friendly topics are not appropriate for children

tell the comics shop owner you’ll also suggest the parents in your kids school and church should do the same

don’t get into a conversation over it. you’re just making a statement and don’t need to be ‘educated’

this will make the shop owners very unhappy... and that message will reach dc

boycott dc comics


21 posted on 06/01/2012 9:59:47 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: artificial intelligence

they were careful to quarantee this “pc” lantern into a seperate alternative universe which has no conection with regular continuity.

a disposable dimension.

Carol Ferris is still part of the movie continuity and an obscure (dead) lantern will not be allowed to infect their bottom line.

BTW notice how they are claiming yet another dead.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 9:59:54 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: sten

also tell the head of warner communications.

remember the next batman comes out.

also they had superman renounce his us citizenship. (must have been a tax thing)


23 posted on 06/01/2012 10:02:50 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: dila813

He’s changing his name too. From now on he’ll be The Citrine Lovelight...


24 posted on 06/01/2012 10:07:06 AM PDT by Gman (Anglican Priest)
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To: Theoria

25 posted on 06/01/2012 10:09:49 AM PDT by TheCause ("that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States")
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To: frankenMonkey

He’s gay, too.


26 posted on 06/01/2012 10:13:19 AM PDT by GoDuke
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To: paltz

this character is also quaranteened on an alternate dimension version and is not part of the regular continuity.

IOW not part of the Green lantern corps or alters, aparently, the golden age alan scott of the regular earth continuity.

this does make it physically impossible for any children of alan scott to exist in the alternatate pink lantern version.

That comic book should be behind the counter with other sexually explicit material.


27 posted on 06/01/2012 10:15:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Gman

Lavender Lantern?

the Brown Starlight?

the Woody Glow?

the Silly Juice Recruiter (see michael jackson)

will his new oath simply be “Hi thalor!”


28 posted on 06/01/2012 10:18:12 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: paltz

Next up: Wonder Woman was a stripper, and the Flash is on speed.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 10:19:19 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: paltz

Is the GL from Canada? Interpol is looking for him.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 10:23:56 AM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: longtermmemmory
they were careful to quarantee this “pc” lantern into a seperate alternative universe which has no conection with regular continuity

They got no guts. They just want to preen morally over us straight, white Christian guys.

31 posted on 06/01/2012 10:29:48 AM PDT by chesley (God's chosen intrument - the trumpet)
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To: paltz

And the comic book industry jumps the shark.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 10:38:15 AM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: chesley

makes you wonder how advertisers feel about such a negative affiliation with their products.

advertising has consequences. it is not zero up. advertising can COST sales.

what company/shareholder in their right mind is going to want to be associated with killing off a golden age character?


33 posted on 06/01/2012 10:42:24 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: frankenMonkey

I’ve never watched the Big Bang Theory but I’ve always thought that character was gay....


34 posted on 06/01/2012 11:53:43 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: longtermmemmory

You ask a good question for which I have no good answer. The elite don’t think like regular people


35 posted on 06/01/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by chesley (God's chosen intrument - the trumpet)
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To: sten

That’s completely pointless. Comic shops make almost all of their comic book revenue through in-store subscriptions. If their regular customers were to do as you suggest, they might listen. But non-subscribers calling? They’ll laugh as they hang up the phone. This is a world that is so insular that you have no idea.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 12:33:17 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

you’re right. best to do nothing. no one cares anyhow. go back to sleep

of course, you’re 100% wrong

comic shops don’t have a high margin and are usually running very tight. having parents inform them that they will not be buying any products from one of the major brands hurts. then to hear that other parents will be told to avoid the pedo friendly brand name... yea, the shop owner is going to get very nervous

of course, if you’re a 30 year old male with comic subscription... that’s a whole other problem and probably to far gone to be saved


37 posted on 06/01/2012 1:15:27 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten
You're still not getting it. The walk-in traffic of the typical comic shop is already next to zero. The sales of comics to those under 18 is already next to nothing. Threatening to take away business that doesn't exist is indeed an empty threat.

of course, if you’re a 30 year old male with comic subscription... that’s a whole other problem and probably to far gone to be saved

Whether that 30 year old is to far gone or not, isn't important. Like it or not, his is the only demographic left that's still buying comics. Definitely a his, as well. Females at one time accounted for 20+ percent of sales. Today, 2%. He's not only male, but he's not young. The average age of comic book reader is now close to 40.

Look, I'm not trying to flame you, just inform you. The comic market isn't what you remember. In 1993 there were 9,000 comic book stores. Today, just over 2,000. It's become a niche market selling smaller, but ever more expensive comics to an ever aging demographic.

If it weren't for video games, television and movies, the under 30 crowd wouldn't be able to name a superhero. Most have never bought a comic book.

38 posted on 06/01/2012 1:36:57 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: paltz
Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2."

Hulk Mad!
Hulk homophobe.

39 posted on 06/01/2012 2:01:56 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: paltz
Green Lantern – of the past 70 years - will come out of the closet as a gay man in next week’s issue of "Earth 2."

Hulk Mad!
Hulk homophobe.

40 posted on 06/01/2012 2:02:12 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; GeronL

Good news, it’s not Superman or Batman. I knew they wouldn’t be that stupid.

It’s.......the Green Lantern. Or one of them cause Wikipedia says there are like 5, this was the first one but the least prominent. People have heard of the Green Lantern (there was a recent flop movie) but this can be filed under who cares.


41 posted on 06/01/2012 3:47:52 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: dila813

I’m thinking about costume sales. On an episode of “The Big Bang Theory” Green Lantern seemed like a popular costume choice among comic book enthusiasts. No one is gonna wear it now.

Though since queers love playing dress up and going on parade I suppose they will more than make up for lost sales.


42 posted on 06/01/2012 3:57:26 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: dragonblustar
I’ve never watched the Big Bang Theory but I’ve always thought that character was gay...
The character isn't, but the actor is.

Jim Parsons comes out as gay in newspaper profile

43 posted on 06/01/2012 4:07:22 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: Impy

44 posted on 06/01/2012 4:16:41 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: sten
call your local comics shop and let them know you won’t allow your kids to buy dc comics anymore.

pedo friendly topics are not appropriate for children

tell the comics shop owner you’ll also suggest the parents in your kids school and church should do the same

don’t get into a conversation over it. you’re just making a statement and don’t need to be ‘educated’

this will make the shop owners very unhappy... and that message will reach dc

boycott dc comics


This is unfortunately a new trend with the media companies. Look at Fox and News Corp - they are promoting homosexuality to children on broadcast TV with that "Glee" crap and Rupert Murdoch is laughing all the way to the bank. Murdoch and the Fox networks lost all credibility with Conservatives when they started promoting homosexuality to children, but they haven't suffered financially, and I doubt DC/Warner will suffer for this.
45 posted on 06/01/2012 8:13:09 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; stephenjohnbanker; GeronL

What a bunch of tomfoolery.


46 posted on 06/02/2012 6:33:07 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; sickoflibs; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; stephenjohnbanker; GeronL

Welll...maybe they should change his/her/it’s name to “Green LampPOST...”

I dunno...


47 posted on 06/02/2012 6:46:46 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale; Impy; sickoflibs; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; stephenjohnbanker; GeronL

You’re out of control!

:)


48 posted on 06/02/2012 9:18:10 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA; Impy; sickoflibs; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj; stephenjohnbanker; GeronL

Yeah, pretty much....:^)

The way I see it...you can either laugh at things....or just freak.

There’ll be a time to freak later...so right now, I’ll just laugh.

Ya know?


49 posted on 06/03/2012 1:56:05 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: dila813
Short term thinking vs long term consequences

That describes much of the gay world. Consider the long-term wisdom of gay sex in the Age of AIDS.

50 posted on 06/03/2012 2:02:26 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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