New Superman Comes Out As Bisexual In DC Comic
Jon Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, comes out as bisexual in DC Comics’ latest version of the superhero’s adventures.
Just like his father before him, Kent also falls in love with a reporter. The fifth issue of the DC comic series “Superman: Son of Kal-El” sees the new Superman come out as bisexual after falling for Jay Nakamura, a male reporter, DC announced this week.
“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 writer Tom Taylor.
Nakamura, a spectacle wearing writer with a bubble-gum pink hair, first appeared in the series’ third issue as a shoulder for Kent to lean on when things got rough for the superhero.
Series writer Taylor went on to say that the new Superman will uphold the values the character has always represented as well as providing a role model for future fans. “Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice,” Taylor said. “Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”
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