Who is DC's next victim? Find out inside!
The Outhouse outscooped Rich "Scoopy Doo" Johnson and the team over at Bleeding Cool when it reported last week that Alan Scott would be the newest gay superhero. What we didn't report was that DC's other new gay character, Sam, the minority homosexual boyfriend of Alan Scott, wouldn't be surviving the issue.
While this is all just a rumor coupled with wild speculation, the Outhouse has heard that the beloved Sam will not be appearing in future issues of Earth 2 or any other issue of any of DC's series. And here's why.
1) Alan Scott's Origin Story
While everyone knows that Alan Scott's origin differs from his GLC cousins, not everyone knows how tragic it was. Alan Scott first gained his Green Lantern when it saved him from a railroad accident that killed everyone else on the train.
In the preview for Earth 2 #2, Sam mentions that they'll be taking a train to a lodge hotel in the Chinese countryside. Will this be a train...to his doom?
2) DC hates minorities.
It's well-documented that the only thing that DC enjoys more than killing minorities is stealing the thunder from their competitor's minority weddings. Sam is both vaguely ethnic and LGBT, putting him in the dangerous dual minority category. DC has a tendency to make gay, minority characters disappear soon after their mentioned in the New 52 (Renee Montoya, anyone?), so this would be par for the course for DC to off him solely based on the color of his skin.
3) Look at the cover.
There's dead bodies. On fire. If there's one thing I've learned from comic books, it's that the cover page always references something inside.
4) The Geoff Johns Connection
This wouldn't be the first time that DC's killed off a minority character mere panels after s/he was introduced. Geoff Johns cruelly slashed down Kahina, an Iranian female hero just two pages after she first appeared a few months back in Aquaman. Johns and Robinson are close and Robinson is directly responsible for Johns' breakthrough in the industry. Did Robinson also teach Johns how to kill off minority characters?
While we're hopeful that we're wrong, the evidence is mounting. Check back tomorrow for our thousand word obituary on Sam and why his four pages of life means so much to the DC Universe and the industry at large.
Written or Contributed by: ThanosCopter
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