WASHINGTON: Jonathan Kent, the son of authentic Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, is popping out as bisexual in DC Comics’ newest iteration of the superhero’s adventures.
As per Variety, DC Comics made the announcement on Monday, which can also be National Coming Out Day. Jon Kent, at present generally known as “the Superman of Earth,” will come out within the November 9 subject 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.
The resolution to have the superhero at present carrying the mantle of the Man of Steel come out as bisexual is probably 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 difficulty by which Tim Drake — aka Robin, Batman’s loyal sidekick — additionally got here out as bisexual. Other main LGBTQ comedian characters embrace 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 wrote ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El #5’, and John Timms is the artist.
“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,” Taylor mentioned in a press release.
“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 added.
In the upcoming subject, Jon Kent’s Superman will discover consolation in Jay’s arms after he is completely wrung out from making an attempt to avoid wasting the world. The story is unfolding, in accordance with a press launch, “in the main continuity of the DC Multiverse.”
“We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms,” mentioned Jim Lee, DC’s chief inventive officer and writer.
“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,” added Lee.
Classic comedian franchises have been making efforts to be extra LGBTQ-inclusive. The information comes a couple of months after a model of Marvel’s Captain America made headlines by popping out as homosexual.