As the United States celebrates National Coming Out Day on October 12, new Superman Jon Kent comes out as Bisexual
DC Comics recently unveiled its November 9 issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, announcing new Superman Jon Kent will come out as bisexual.
Jonathan Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will come out after starting his romantic relationship with reporter Jay Nakamura—which also depicts that the Kryptonian apple does not fall far from the tree Variety reported.
Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 is a new comic series telling us the storyline of Jon Kent after succeeding his father, Clark, as Superman.
DC Comics writer Tom Taylor expressed the excitement with the development in a statement, saying “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.”
“Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more,” he added.
“Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”
Meanwhile, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee said they “couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story.”
“We talk a lot about the power of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling, and this is another incredible example,” Lee said.
The announcement received mixed reactions from DC fans. See some of these reactions below.
JON KENT IS BISEXUAL! SUPERMAN IS LGBTQ+! THIS IS SO COOL! pic.twitter.com/Q2J99aNyqi— Ashley Talks Comics! (@ComicGirlAshley) October 11, 2021
Clark Kent (the original Superman) still loves Lois (not Louis) Lane. DC comics (not Hollywood) have revealed Clark & Lois’ son Jon (the current Superman) is bisexual (not gay). Current Superman’s love interest isn’t Lois Lane because she is his mother & that would be messed up. https://t.co/erZBdwNuhM— Alexander (@purplechrain) October 11, 2021
DC has confirmed that Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane and earth’s new Superman in comics is Bisexual.— DC World Telugu (@DCWorldTelugu) October 11, 2021
Superman is now canonically a part of LGBTQ+ community…MONUMENTAL 🌈#JonKent #Superman pic.twitter.com/lKqAyi5fsm
Even Superman has now come out as bisexual!— Crescent Moon (@atnight65) October 12, 2021
What is happening to society? pic.twitter.com/JQ9HsUuUM9
I try not to judge people. But the way some people have reacted to Jon Kent #Superman coming out as bisexual makes me sincerely believe that some people don’t deserve this character.— DLKeatis (@DLKeatis) October 12, 2021
I… I just don’t understand how anyone can be a Superman fan AND a bigot. pic.twitter.com/ZnCQoIYOnQ
The whole internet complaining about Superman being bisexual knowing damn well they ain’t gonna read the damn comic pic.twitter.com/lOzkO3yXlu— Selina (@ECNALHANID) October 11, 2021
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