DC Comics makes new Superman bisexual on 'Coming Out Day'
The Christian Post - An upcoming comic book issue will profile a same-sex relationship between Superman’s son and a fellow journalist, making it the latest reintroduction of a well-established comic book character under the LGBT banner.
DC Comics announced Monday that “the life of Jon Kent, the Superman of Earth and son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane” will take a “bold new direction” in the upcoming issue of the comic book series Superman: Son of Kal-El, scheduled for release on Nov. 9. Accompanied by a subheadline declaring that “Earth’s New Superman Comes out as Bisexual,” a promo for Superman: Son of Kal-El # 5 features a picture of Jon Kent in his Superman uniform locked in a same-sex kiss with a male reporter.
A brief summary of the upcoming issue states: “Just like his father before him, Jon Kent has fallen for a reporter. After initially striking up a friendship with reporter Jay Nakamura, he and Jon become romantically involved in the pages of SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL # 5.”
Officials with DC Comics who worked on the issue shared their collective excitement about the depiction of a beloved comic book character as bisexual.
“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,” said Tom Taylor, who wrote the comic book issue. “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.”
Artist John Timms proclaimed that he was “incredibly honored to work beside Tom on the SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL series showing Jon Kent tackling his....READ MORE
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