DC Comics is making a daring assertion with its new Superman by revealing that he’s bisexual in an upcoming difficulty.
For these unfamiliar with the present continuity of DC Comics, there are at the moment two heroes working as Superman. One is Clark Kent, who initially debuted in comedian books in 1938. The second is his and Louis Lane’s son, Jon Kent. Basically, Jon spent a while as Superboy earlier than his father lately satisfied him to tackle the title of Superman as effectively.
In an upcoming difficulty, Jon will take after his father when he begins a relationship with an up-and-coming journalist named Jay Nakamura.
In accordance with an announcement from DC Comics, the 2 initially grew to become associates when Jon was attempting at having a secret identification as a highschool scholar. Nevertheless, in “Superman: Son of Kal-El” quantity 5, the 2 will share a kiss after Superman turns into mentally and bodily burnt out from making an attempt to avoid wasting everybody he probably can.
“I’ve at all times mentioned everybody wants heroes and everybody deserves to see themselves of their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this concept,” mentioned author Tom Taylor. “Superman’s image has at all times stood for hope, for reality and for justice. At present, that image represents one thing extra. At present, extra individuals can see themselves in probably the most highly effective superhero in comics.”
Artist John Timms added: “I am extremely honored to be working beside Tom on the ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ collection exhibiting Jon Kent tackling his advanced trendy life, whereas additionally saving the world from its best threats, villains and menaces.”
As The New York Times notes, the transfer marks a major step for range in comics, which struggled within the early days as critics and politicians linked their readership to delinquency.
The outlet notes that, whereas the brand new Superman isn’t the primary comedian e-book hero to return out as a member of the LGBTQ+ neighborhood, the upcoming reveal marks a major second in comics historical past as he’s maybe considered one of, if not probably the most, well-known superheroes in existence.