The Man of Steel is coming out of the phone booth like no other iteration before — Superman’s son will be bisexual going forward … ushering in a new era under DC.
The announcement came down Monday by the comic book giant … namely, that Jon Kent — Clark Kent and Lois Lane’s son, who’s the new Superman — is indeed both into guys and girls. Not just that … but a male relationship will be explored within a forthcoming issue.
This new series, titled “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” got underway back in July … and it follows young Jon as he navigates taking on the red cape and the responsibilities as Earth’s superest of heroes — while his pops steps back. Starting in November, DC says Jon will officially come out … with promotional photos of him kissing his pal, Jay, surfacing to tease the release.
The adventures of Jon are way more relevant and timely than anything Kal-El ever dealt with — thus far, he’s battled climate change crises, stopped a school shooting and even addressed immigration head-on … not with fists, but with protest!
As for this new move to make him bi … the series’ lead writer, Tom Taylor, says they didn’t want to pass up the opportunity to make Superman as modern (and inclusive) as possible — saying the idea of making a new Superman another straight white savior seemed lame.
Of course, this comes on the heels of DC announcing that their latest version of Robin/Tim Drake would also be bisexual … which was hinted at and way less explicit as this is.
Here, Superman is straight-up making out with a guy — so DC’s going all-in on LGBT representation.