"Well, it's about friggin' time!"
For all you non-comic book fans, Obsidian (Todd Rice) is the son of the Golden Age Green Lantern (Alan Scott) and the villain Thorn. After serving as a member of Infinity Inc. back in the 80's, Obsidian struggled with his dark side (pun sort of intended, but not really) and then he presumably lost his powers after being purged of evil influences and regaining his mental stability.
Then, Todd Rice came out and began dating Damon Matthews in the pages of Manhunter.
And when Todd's powers were restored, Obsidian was seen in the pages of the Justice Society of America...
...as a non-speaking, non-member, not even included in the friggin' roll call night watchman who patrolled the JSA brownstone in his shadow form.
Sure, he had a little conversation with the Superman from Kingdom Come a few issues back, but it always infuriated me that the only gay person even remotely associated with the largest superhero team in the DC Universe (aside from the Legion of Superheroes) was somehow not considered a member of the team and therefore given NOTHING to do.
Hell, in the book's roll call, Ma Hunkel was acknowledged as a JSA member, but Obsidian was not. I mean, come on!! Ma friggin' Hunkel?!?! A woman who paraded around in the 40's with a fuckin' stew pot on her head and called herself the Red Tornado. SHE'S a member and OBSIDIAN is the night watchman?!? That blows.
It smacked of homophobia to take an interesting character with ties to one of the greatest Golden Age heroes of all time and after he came out, to only use him as a non-speaking, non-acting doormat.
But apparently, the wrong has been righted. And from the looks of JSA #14's final panel, the father and son team of the Green Lantern and Obsidian are going to kick Gog's ass.
And after Obsidian helps his dad kick Gog's ass, Todd is going to go home and sleep with his hot boyfriend, Damon.
Again, it's about friggin' time.