Earth’s new ‘Superman’ comes out as bisexual in latest comic issue

Superman: Son of Kal-El#5

Jon Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, turns out to be bisexual in DC Comics series Superman: Son of Kal-El, which is all set to hit shelves on 9 November.

Just like his father before him, Jon Kent 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 from writer Tom Taylor (Dark Knights of Steel) and artist John Timms (Harley Quinn).

In recent issues we have seen the young Superman raising voice against the deportation of refugees, stopping a high school shooting and trying to put out wildfires that were the cause of the climate crisis. And this time Jon’s character will shed light on bisexuality with his love Nakamura. Nakamura, a reporter cares for Jon after he mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can.

In an official statement Taylor said, “I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this idea, Superman‘s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”

Timms also added, “I’m incredibly honored to be working beside Tom on the Superman: Son of Kal-El  series showing Jon Kent tackling his complex modern life, while also saving the world from its greatest threats, villains and menaces.”

DC CEO and publisher Jim Lee commented, “We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms, we talk a lot about the power of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and this is another incredible example. We can have Jon Kent exploring his identity in the comics as well as Jon Kent learning the secrets of his family on TV on Superman and Lois. They coexist in their own worlds and times, and our fans get to enjoy both simultaneously.”

Get ready to grab Superman: Son of Kal-El issue #5 on 9 November.


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