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Warning: Spoilers ahead for Superman: Son of Kal-El
Earth has a new Superman, Jon Kent, and he is set to come out as bisexual in the fifth installment of DC Comics’ Superman: Son of Kal-El serieswhich is due out on November 9, according to a statement released by DC Comics.
In Superman: Son of Kal-El series written by Tom Taylor and artist John Timms, Jon Kent officially take up the mantle of the Man of Steel.
Jonathan Samuel Kent is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, he is 17 years old and he clearly already has a lot on his plate at such a young age. Even before he was born, the superheroes—his father’s colleagues—already have huge expectations of him: “Jon Kent could be the best of us” and his birth was described as something that is “as powerful as hope.”
So far, Jon Kent is living up to expectations. And truly, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Not only do father and son share the same powers, they also have the same type: reporters.
Yep, Jon Kent’s love interest is a reporter by the name of Jay Nakamura. I won’t go into details about how they became friends (as to how they’ll become lovers we will know on issue 5) because that will be revealing quite a chunk of the plot. But I have read all the issues they have so far and all I can say is that it is a great read so if you are into comic books, then you might want to grab a copy and read it.
Writer Tom Taylor said in DC’s press release: “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.” Taylor added, “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.”
Moreover, artist John Timms said, “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.”
Meanwhile, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee said that they couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms. He added:
<blockquote>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.</blockquote>
Superman: Son of Kal-El series was launched this July 2021.