DC Comics has introduced that Jon Kent, the Superman of Earth and son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane is bisexual.
Jon Kent, at present referred to as “the Superman of Earth,” will go public along with his sexuality within the November 9 situation of “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5” when he begins a romantic relationship with reporter Jay Nakamura, indicating the Kryptonian apple doesn’t fall removed from the tree.
Lots of stuff occurred to the super-tyke, together with however not restricted to the form of narratively handy speedy growing older that quite a lot of sitcom moppets endure.
Introduced in July 2015, Jonathan Samuel Kent has been by means of some large shifts up to now six years. After surviving a serious multiversal occasion that “fixed” the shattered DC Universe, Jon grew to become Superboy and sometimes teamed up with the Damian Wayne Robin because the “Super Sons.” While he began out as a pre-teen, Jon did one thing that not often occurs in comics: He truly aged. After a mission into house along with his grandfather, Jor-El, Jon returned to Earth as a 17-year-old regardless of solely being gone for a couple of months.
With his powers virtually absolutely developed, his father has entrusted Jon with defending the planet as Superman. And, now, the character is about to make his boldest transfer but.
The determination to have the superhero at present carrying the mantle of the Man of Steel come out as bisexual is essentially the most high-profile instance but of comedian e-book publishers increasing the scope of LGBTQ illustration inside their pages.
In August, DC printed a problem through which Tim Drake aka Robin, Batman’s loyal sidekick additionally got here out as bisexual. Other main LGBTQ comedian characters embody DC’s Batwoman, Harley Quinn and Alan Scott (aka the primary Green Lantern), and Marvel’s Iceman, America Chavez (aka Miss America) and Northstar, one of many very first brazenly homosexual comedian e-book characters when he got here out in 1992.
Tom Taylor (“Dark Knights of Steel”) wrote “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5,” and John Timms (“Harley Quinn”) is the artist.
Taylor mentioned in a press release;
“Over the years on this trade, it in all probability gained’t shock you to listen to I’ve had queer characters and storylines rejected. I felt like I used to be letting down individuals I cherished each time this occurred.
“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.”
DC chief inventive officer and writer Jim Lee added:
“We couldn’t be prouder to inform this vital story from Tom Taylor and John Timms.
“We discuss lots in regards to the energy of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and that is one other unbelievable instance. We can have Jon Kent exploring his id within the comics in addition to Jon Kent studying the secrets and techniques of his household on TV on Superman & Lois.
“They coexist in their own worlds and times, and our fans get to enjoy both simultaneously.”
In the problem, Jon Kent’s Superman will discover consolation in Jay’s arms after he’s completely wrung out from making an attempt to save lots of the world. The story is unfolding, based on a press launch, “in the main continuity of the DC Multiverse.”