Yas, bisexual alien king!
It’s not Henry Cavill (except sometimes in our minds), but it’s pretty epic news and we are living.
After aeons (weeks) of speculation, DC Comics has confirmed that its latest Superman, Jon Kent, will come out as bisexual in the next edition of the Superman: Son of Kal-El series, which made its debut in July.
DC Comic shared the announcement about the new series – which follows Jon as he inherits the role of Superman from his father, Clark Kent – to celebrate National Coming Out Day (11 October). It’s the first time in Superman’s 83-year history that the character has been a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
In an earlier issue, Jon struck up a friendship (you remember those ‘special friendships’, right?) with journalist Jay Nakamura which, along with YouTube leak, got rumours flying about the potential of getting a bi superman.
DC have now confirmed that Jon falls for the reporter, with the two becoming romantically involved and while we don’t know any further details about the relationship, we have been gifted an image of Jon and Jay sharing a kiss.
“Following a scene where Superman mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can, Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel,” the official release states.
Writer Tom Taylor said in a 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”.
“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.”
Artist John Timms added: “I’m incredibly honoured 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”.
“We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms,” said 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.”
Superman is not the only well known superhero discovering their queer truth in 2021, as it was just announced that Tim Drake, aka Batman’s Robin, is also bisexual in the new comic series ‘Batman: Urban Legends’.
Superman’s sexuality will be revealed in the fifth comic book issue, due for release in November.
Meanwhile, superhero fans, enjoy this GENIUS video someone made of Batman and Catwoman with their voices switched, which is both hilarious and arousing in equal measure.