Alan Scott, the first DC Comics superhero to bear The Green Lantern mantel, has been updated as a gay man.
Scott originally appeared in All-American Comics in 1940. The updated hero will star in the second issue of Earth 2, a “team leader with a Type-A personality and an appetite for justice.” You can see a few panels from the upcoming comic at this link.
Here’s more from DC: “Originally a Golden Age character whose previous continuity spanned from the 1940s through modern times, Alan was a charter member of the Justice Society. As a character, Alan is one of the oldest within DC Comics’ pantheon (being created in 1940). In EARTH 2, he is getting an update for contemporary times to reflect the world we live in. He is younger, has an updated costume and is being introduced to DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 for the very first time. It is also important to note that while Alan is a gay man, his sexuality is merely only one part of his multi-layered character.”