Superman fell in love with a reporter, and now his son is doing the same, except this time it’s a man named Jay who is the superhero’s love interest.
The next Superman, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will have a love relationship with a male buddy, according to DC Comics.
In an August article, Jon Kent and aspiring journalist Jay Nakamura formed a bond. They’ll kiss in a comic due out next month, according to the publisher, who describes Kent as “bisexual.”
“Following a sequence in which Superman burns out mentally and physically trying to save everyone he can,” DC Comics explained, “Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel.”
The plot will be included in “Son of Kal-El” issue five, which will be released on November 9, according to the publisher in a press release titled “Jon Kent discovers his identity.”
“Today, more individuals may recognise themselves in comics’ most powerful superhero,” Tom Taylor, the series’ writer, said.
Fans expressed their delight on social media in response to the news.
“This news about Superman makes my queer heart joyful,” actor Anthony Rapp tweeted, “knowing the wonderful influence it will have on so many young kids today and in the future.”
As more comic novels embrace diversity, America’s most iconic superhero is making his debut.
Marvel Comics debuted its first homosexual Captain America in March, and earlier this summer, “Aquaman” presented a Black, gay superhero.
In August, the most recent Robin in the Batman comics came out as bisexual.
While the new Superman is not the first LGBTQ superhero, he is by far the most well-known.
“We now live in a less secretive era. That’s a fantastic idea “said Ben Saunders, head of the University of Oregon’s comics and cartoon studies programme.
“One result may be that mainstream society has realised what some people have understood all along: superheroes have always been, at least theoretically, a bit gay,” he told AFP.
On National Coming Out Day, DC Comics made the announcement. In a statement, US President Joe Biden stated that his government was “dedicated” to fighting for LGBTQ rights.
The young Superman has already proven himself to be a different sort of superhero than his father in the “Son of Kal-El” series.
He has been fighting for social justice on a variety of fronts, including battling climate-related wildfires and resisting the deportation of migrants.
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