Superman comes out as bisexual in a new comic. DC
The new Superman is coming out as bisexual in a new comic, DC Comics announced Monday.
Jonathan Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will embark on a new relationship with a male friend.
“Everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes,” said writer Tom Taylor.
The new Superman will soon be in a romantic relationship with a same-sex partner, DC Comics announced Monday.
Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will be involved with a male friend in his new series “Superman: Son of Kal-El”, The New York Times reported.
“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,” writer Tom Taylor said in DC’s statement. “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.”
The 2021 superhero has already proven he’s a different Superman from his father. Jon Kent has fought wildfires brought on by climate change, interfered in a high school shooting, and protested refugee deportation, according to The Times.
The news, which came on National Coming Out Day, is not uncommon in the comic book world today. Other famous series have included storylines to be more inclusive. Robin, Batman’s famous sidekick, recently said he had feelings for a man, and Aquaman’s newest series stars a gay Black man, The Times reported.