DC Comics has big plans for the new Man of Steel.
Jonathan Kent, the son of Superman Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will appear as a bisexual in the November issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El and fall in love with a male reporter. The comic book company announced Monday.
“I’ve always said that everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes,” said Tom Taylor, who writes the series, said in a release.
“The symbol of Superman has always stood for hope, truth and justice. Today that symbol represents something else. Today, more people can see themselves as the most powerful superheroes in comics.”
When John Kent is physically burned out trying to save the world as the new Superman, Jai Nakamura takes care of him, sparking a budding romance between the two, DC Comics said in a release.
This scene is set to take place in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, which is expected to hit comic stores on November 9.
more to come.