We've heard a rumor about who exactly this character is, (as well as what issue this storyline is going to drop)...and he is definitely major and iconic.
A little birdie told us it might be Alan Scott, and the issue Earth Two #2, hitting stands June 6th. This has not been confirmed by DC, who has issued a "no comment," and it is only a rumor.
|Earth Two #1|
The Green Lantern comics are no stranger to storylines regarding issues about homosexuality. The Kyle Rayner version of the character saw his young assistant, Terry Berg, be the victim of a brutal gay bashing -- one that Rayner avenged. Nor is DC Comics devoid of gay superheroes -- the most prominent at the moment being Batwoman. But if a Green Lantern was involved, that might bring things to a whole different level -- no doubt also bringing with the revelation a great deal of controversy. After all, comic fans I'm sure remember what happened when Green Lantern Hal Jordan was replaced with Rayner...
Anyway, whether the character is Alan Scott or not, applause to DC Comics for the further diversification of its characters!
Article from MTV Geek.