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New Superman To Come Out As Bisexual In Next DC Comic And Fans Are Here For It!



It’s a plane. It’s a bird. It’s a big win for queer representation.

If you haven’t heard already, the new Superma, Jonathan Kent is bisexual and will come out in the upcoming issue of the DC comics series Superman: Son of Kal-El. That’s right; the fifth issue will drop in November and it will take the life of Jon Kent, the Superman of Earth and son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane in a bold new direction. Superman: Son of Kal-El takes place in the main continuity of the DC Multiverse where Jon officially inherited the mantle of Superman from his father. But that’s not the only similarity between both the Man of Steels. DC comics has confirmed that just like his father, Jon has fallen for a reporter.

“After initially striking up a friendship with reporter Jay Nakamura, he and Jon become romantically involved in the pages of SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #5 from writer Tom Taylor and artist John Timms. Following a scene where Superman mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can, Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel.” Now, isn’t that something!

Tom Taylor even opened up about Superman’s coming out and why the thought of replacing “Clark with another straight white savior could be a real opportunity missed.” Taylor who has worked on work on the Harley Quinn comics who was his first every openly bisexual character told IGN, “Over the years in this industry, it probably won’t surprise you to hear I’ve had queer characters and storylines rejected. I felt like I was letting down people I loved every time this happened.”

“But we are in a very different and much more welcome place today than we were ten, or even five years ago. When I was asked if I wanted to write a new Superman with a new #1 for the DC Universe, I knew replacing Clark with another straight white savior could be a real opportunity missed. I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes. Today, Superman, the strongest superhero on the planet, is coming out.”

Artist John Timms added, “It is a pretty big deal doing it with Jon Kent as Superman. As we have seen Jon grow up in front of our eyes, it will be interesting to see him not only trying to find himself as a person but a global super hero in the complex atmosphere of modern life. On the other hand, I hope this kind of thing will not be seen as a big deal in the future. You could visualize how it could pan in the future when the most powerful man in the world is part of the LGBT community. So many things are on the horizon and beyond.”

Needless to say, Superman fans are over the moon with the development at hand that makes the world more inclusive. Queer fans especially are thrilled to see Man Of Steel finding his identity.

But just so you know; it won’t be the exact same dynamic like it was between Lois Lane and Clark Kent where he had to save her, Taylor reassures. Incidentally Jay has his own super powers. “Jay has his own fight. He’s obviously an effective journalist, and Lois Lane is his hero. But Jay is also a refugee from Gamorra, so his experience also reflects Clark’s. While this has fortunately changed over the years, historically, Lois has often fulfilled a damsel role. Jay Nakamura will never be that. He and Jon will tackle many things side-by-side.”

If you want to know more like all of us, Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 will be out on November 9.

SEE ALSO: The Next ‘Superman’ Movie Will Have A Black Director And Black Actor!

Cover Image: DC Comics





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