With the retirement of Clark Kent, a new Superman emerges. Jon Kent, the new hero donning the Super mantle, also describes himself as bisexual. It’s a brand new day for one of the most iconic and longest-running comic franchises in the world.
New Superman Reveals Self As Bisexual
The characterization of the new Superman character as bisexual follows a recent trend of popular comic book characters coming out as LGBTQ. According to the DC Comics team behind the Superman franchise, the new Superman identifies as bisexual.
To clarify, the new Superman is Clark Kent’s 17-year old son, Jon Kent. He took up the Superman mantle after his father, Clark Kent, the original Superman. Jon will assume the mantle as his father goes off to finish some business in some other galaxy far away.
New Superman’s Sexuality a ‘Pretty Big Deal’
John Timms, DC Comics artist working on the franchise, said that Jon Kent’s sexuality remains a big deal in the present timeline. “It is a pretty big deal doing it with Jon Kent as Superman … I hope this kind of thing will not be seen as a big deal in the future,” artist John Timms.
“It will be interesting to see him not only trying to find himself as a person but a global superhero in the complex atmosphere of modern life.”
Part of the new Superman’s modern life involves the younger Kent entering into a relationship with a hacktivist reporter. I
n the Superman: Son of Kal-El series, Jon Kent will have a relationship with reporter Jay Nakamura as he addresses societal problems alongside galaxy-wide threats. This is according to series writer Tom Taylor.
The New Superman Is a Progressive
In particular, Taylor asked if today’s superheroes can afford to fight large battles while ignoring current issues affecting the world. “The question for Jon (and for our creative team) is, what should a new Superman fight for today?
Can a 17-year-old Superman battle giant robots while ignoring the climate crisis? Of course not. Can someone with super sight and super hearing ignore injustices beyond his borders? Can he ignore the plight of asylum seekers?”
While Jon inherited his father’s powers and desire to save the world, Jon also inherited something from his mother, Lois Lane. Specifically, Taylor said that the desire to do good for everyday life came from Lois.
“Jon is the son of the fiercest, most effective journalist on the planet. With that, comes a strong sense of right and wrong, an instinctive dislike of corruption, and a strong desire for the truth to win over misinformation,” Taylor added.
Writer Taylor Says New Superman Is Not Another Straight White Savior
Taylor, who had many previous LGBTQ storylines rejected, said that moving forward with the new Superman is a major turning point.
“I knew replacing Clark with another straight white savior could be a real opportunity missed. I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes.”
As a result, Taylor said that “Today, Superman, the strongest superhero on the planet, is coming out”. Jon Kent joins a cast of DC superheroes who already identified themselves as LGTBQ.
In particular, this includes Batman’s legendary sidekick Robin. In addition, the list also includes Batman villain Harley Quinn.
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