Superman Comes Out Bisexual; DC Comics Ushers In a New Man of Steel!
Huh! We are not sure what to think about this one, but having a bisexual Superman apparently will appeal to straight and gay kids.
It seems DC is trying to once again tackle social issues in comics trying to make bisexuality normal for younger minds.
CelebnMovies247.com reports DC’s latest comic Superman: Son of Kal-El will see the current Superman, Lois and Clark Kent’s son Jon Kent, come out as bisexual.
The fifth volume of the comic book will hit shelves on November 9, revealing a new relationship between Jon Kent and Jay Nakamura, a reporter who idolizes the original Superman and Jon’s father Clark.
Writer Tom Taylor explained that this isn’t the first time he’s tried to introduce an LGBTQ+ character into the DC multiverse.
Taylor told IGN:
Over the years in this industry, it probably won’t surprise you to hear I’ve had queer characters and storylines rejected. I felt like I was letting down people I loved every time this happened.
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.
In a DC press release, Taylor continued:
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.
Taylor and artist John Timms teased that the new storyline will see Superman become mentally and physically burned out from trying to save everyone.
It’s Jay who steps in to care for the Kryptonian hero.
DC Comics has introduced a few LGBTQ+ characters in recent years, including Robin coming out as bisexual in Batman: Urban Legends and Wonder Woman being confirmed as bisexual in 2016. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have also been romantically involved in some comics.
Eternals Introduces the first LGBTQ+ family!
Marvel has also recently included its first LGBTQ+ family on the big screen, in the upcoming movie Eternals.
DC Chief Creative Officer and publisher Jim Lee said:
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 & Lois. They coexist in their own worlds and times, and our fans get to enjoy both simultaneously.