Jon Kent’s Superman is bisexual, according to DC Comics, as the hero will come out in a forthcoming tale in his current title Superman: Son of Kal-El #5. Jon is gay, as DC confirmed, confirming what several fans have believed for a long time. A future plot suggests a romance with his new buddy Jay Nakamura, which would be DC’s newest Superman’s first homosexual romance.
After his father Clark Kent departed Earth to stop Mongul and liberate a group of enslaved people on Warworld, Jon Kent became DC’s newest Superman. In his absence, he passed the torch to Jon, who has proven himself to be the appropriate man for the position since taking the reins. He’s grown as a person as a result of his adventures.
Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 by Tom Taylor, John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, and Dave Sharpe will take the hero in a daring new path, as he will be officially acknowledged as bisexual in the pages of the narrative. His relationship with Jay Nakamura has played an important role in the hero’s exploits as Superman, according to many who have read the series. Nakamura works as a reporter for ‘The Truth,’ a social media live-stream news organisation that features tales (from the disguised reporter) that expose some of the world’s most underreported, significant issues. Superman has developed a strong interest in The Truth, bringing him closer to Jay. The romance appears to be a natural progression of their relationship.
“Superman’s emblem has always stood for hope, truth, and justice,” Taylor said in a press statement, adding that he’s pleased DC Comics and Warner Bros. shared a same attitude about everyone wanting to see heroes and representation in comics. Today, the emblem has taken on a new meaning. Today, more individuals can identify with comics’ most powerful superhero.” Meanwhile, Jim Lee, DC’s Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, said he couldn’t be more pleased of Taylor and Timm’s narrative, claiming that DC’s Multiverse allows for a wide range of storytelling, and called the announcement “another fantastic example” of the medium.
DC Comics is continuing to make its universe as open and varied as the actual world itself, with Tim Drake’s bisexuality acknowledged in the recent Batman: Urban Legends narrative and now Jon Kent’s own sexuality being further explored. While there is still much work to be done, the decision to make DC’s new Superman canonically bisexual represents a watershed event in comic book history. On November 9th, Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 will be released in comic book retailers.