The best night of the week is back tonight as The Flash races back to the CW with new episodes, and the continuing adventures of the Scarlet Speedster of Central City. When we last left The Flash before the holidays, the Weather Wizard and the Trickster tried to ruin Christmas, while Barry’s girlfriend Patty struggled with putting a cap in the dome of the Wizard, who killed her father. Heavy stuff, but not as heavy as Joe finding out he has a son he never knew about, and then having that son suddenly turn up at his front door. And that’s where we ended things for 2015. Where are we going now? Here’s a new teaser. (more…)

DC Confirms: Alan Scott is Gay

DC Comics’ big news announcing the they were making gay a “major” character in the New 52 has been somewhat muted by the fact that the character in question is Golden Age Green Lantern, Alan Scott. The USA Today is officially reporting today that Scott is the “major” character that DC is making gay in the new series Earth 2, a fact which is already known and has been dissected by fans, including our own Bastardcast.

“He’s going to be the leader of the team, this dynamic hero, he’ll do anything to save people, the bravest man on the planet. Why not just make him gay as well?” Earth 2 writer James Robinson told USA Today.

“What I really want to do with this character is make the fact that he’s gay to be a part of who he is and not to be the one identifying aspect of him,” Robinson adds. “And have his humor and his bravery be as much or more a part of him as his sexuality.”

I don’t think anyone’s going to have a problem diversifying the superhero line-up with a gay character, but is this such a huge leap forward as Robinson and the DC staff are playing at? Really, when they said “huge character,” I thought they meant Green Lantern, not Alan Scott Green Lantern. And really, does anyone outside of the comic book collecting community appreciate the difference between the various Green Lanterns – Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, Kyle Rayner, and Alan Scott. Oh, and as Earth 2‘s name implies, it takes place in another universe and is not part of the main DCU, so there’s that little piece of trivia in the face of this being a “shake-up.”

I think we all applaud the effort and the ideal, but this announcement seems to be all hat and no cat, as they say.

Source: Topless Robot

The costumes of DC ComicsNew 52 caused quite an uproar among fans. Do you remember all the outrage over Wonder Woman putting on pants!? Pretty much across the board the new designs were panned, many saying the whole universe took a trip back to the 90s with these dated looking costumes.

Well, yesterday they revealed new costumes for the heroes of Earth-2; specifically Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman on the cover of Earth Two #1, and Power Girl and Huntress on the cover of World’s Finest #1. I’ll warn you, these might be difficult to look upon. I found elements to be quite disturbing.