DC Comics has announced that Jon Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane and Earth’s new Man of Steel, is coming out as bisexual this November as he strikes up a relationship with reporter Jay Nakamura in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 from Tom Taylor (Dark Knights of Steel) and John Timms (Harley Quinn).
“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,” states writer Tom Taylor. “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.”
“I’m incredibly honored to be working beside Tom on the Superman: Son of Kal-El series showing Jon Kent tackling his complex modern life, while also saving the world from its greatest threats, villains and menaces,” adds artist John Timms.
“We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms,” says DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee. “We talk a lot about the power of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and this is another incredible example. We can have Jon Kent exploring his identity in the comics as well as Jon Kent learning the secrets of his family on TV on Superman & Lois. They coexist in their own worlds and times, and our fans get to enjoy both simultaneously.”
Faster than fate. As powerful as hope. Able to lift us all. For all his great power, Jon Kent can’t save everyone, but that won’t stop him from trying. How much can Earth’s new Superman do before this Man of Steel buckles? And when he does, who swoops in to save Superman?
Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 will go on sale on November 9th.