Jon is queer, as DC confirmed, confirming what several fans have thought for a long time.
A future narrative hints at a romance with his new friend Jay Nakamura, which would be DC’s newest Superman’s first LGBT romance.
After his father Clark Kent fled Earth to stop Mongul and save a group of enslaved people on Warworld, Jon Kent became DC’s newest Superman.
From Clark to Jon
In his absence, he passed the torch to Jon, who has proven himself to be the ideal man for the position since taking the reins.
He’s formed a connection with a reporter named Jay during his escapades, which will grow into a full-fledged romance in the upcoming issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5.
Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 by Tom Taylor, John Timms, Gabe Eltaeb, and Dave Sharpe will take the hero in a dramatic new route, as he will be officially confirmed as bisexual in the pages of the comic.
His friendship with Jay Nakamura has played an important role in the hero’s experiences as Superman, according to those who have read the series.
Nakamura works as a reporter for ‘The Truth,’ a social media live-stream news organization that features stories (from the masked reporter) that expose some of the world’s most underreported, vital stories.
Superman has developed a strong interest in The Truth, bringing him closer to Jay.
Their romance appears to be a natural progression of their friendship. Travis Moore, Tamra Bonvillain, and Inhyuk Lee will each provide a cover to Superman: Son of Kal-El (seen below).
“Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, truth, and justice,”
Taylor said in a press statement, adding that he’s happy DC Comics and Warner Bros.
Shared the same mentality about everyone wanting to see heroes and representation in comics.
Today, the sign has taken on a new meaning. Today, more individuals can identify with comics’ most powerful superhero.”
Meanwhile, Jim Lee, DC’s Chief Creative Officer, and Publisher said he couldn’t be more pleased with Taylor and Timm’s work, claiming that DC’s Multiverse allows for a wide range of storytelling, and calling the announcement “another amazing example” of the medium.
DC Comics is continuing to make their universe as inclusive and varied as the actual world itself, with Tim Drake’s bisexuality acknowledged in the recent Batman: Urban Legends narrative and now Jon Kent’s own sexuality being further explored.
While there is still much work to be done, the decision to make DC’s new Superman canonically bisexual represents a watershed event in comic book history.
On November 9th, Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 will be released in comic book retailers.
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