Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive. The Man of Steel fights a never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way.
From his blue uniform to his flowing red cape to the “S” shield on his chest, Superman is one of the most immediately recognizable and beloved DC Super Heroes of all time.
But here we’re not talking about the classic, original-recipe Clark Kent/Kal-El Superman that’s been around since the June 1938 issue of Action Comics #1 first hit the stands. It’s his son, Jonathan Kent.
The comics’ new Superman of Earth, Jon Kent, discovers his identity in the latest issue of ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’.
Jonathan Kent, son of Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will come out as bisexual and fall in love with a male reporter in a November issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El.
“I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes,” Tom Taylor, who writes the series, said in a release.
Jon Kent is taking over the role of Superman from his famous father in the new comics as Clark’s powers have begun to fade.
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.
Continuing a recent trend of comic book characters coming out as LGBTQ, Superman is now confirmed to be bisexual and on the fight for global social issues.
Taylor posted the news with an illustration of Jon Kent sharing a first kiss with comic character Jay Nakamura, a hacker and activist who idolizes Kent’s mother, Lois Lane.
“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. Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, truth, and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics,” Taylor said in a statement to DC.
Classic comic franchises have increasingly made efforts to be more LGBTQ-inclusive.
Superman is an ongoing American comic book series featuring the DC Comics superhero Superman as its main protagonist. Superman began as one of several anthology features in the National Periodical Publications comic book Action Comics #1 in June 1938. The strip proved so popular that National launched Superman into his own self-titled comic book, the first for any superhero, premiering with the cover date Summer 1939.