CRAVE ONLINE: Earth 2 has the first fully out gay main character for DC. Was that an important moment for you?
Nicola Scott: Absolutely. James let me know right away that this was something he wanted to do, it wasn’t some novelty thing. We were talking about it for six months before we even started the book. We were both in agreement that we wanted it to be incidental. It wasn’t intended to be some big song and dance, it was just something incidental. It’s why when we introduced Alan’s boyfriend, it isn’t a big splash page, or when he proposes to his boyfriend, it isn’t a splash page. It’s just bits of soap opera we’re allowing in the book. We haven’t had any real focus on it in the book, but we haven’t focused on anyone’s individual story. His sexuality has to secondary to who he is a person. Alan is a media tycoon. Very wealthy, very successful and just happens to be gay. I think we managed to really tread the line nicely without making it a focus.