DC’s New Superman Jon Kent Comes Out As Bisexual

David Galvan

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DC's New Superman Jon Kent Comes Out As Bisexual

Superman has been performing since the series started performing 80 years ago, and he saved the planet on many occasions when and where necessary. He is killed and then resurrected.

He avoided Muhammad Ali’s blows and even went up against White nationalists. Until this year, every version of Superman in the comics has been smitten by lifelong love Lois Lane.  However, this Man of Steel will be represented as gay in the upcoming release of the “Superman” series.

As mentioned by ign.com, the fifth installment of “Superman: Son of Kal-El” will represent the hero as gay. Clerk Kent and Lane’s son Jon Kent is a bisexual man, and he likes Jay Nakamura, a male journalist.

There has been some backlash to comic books’ recent development. As word of the Superman project spread in August, a commentator on one website lamented that Marvel and DC have destroyed their characters to satisfy the woke crowd, who do not even purchase comic books. But another commenter, however, has reacted positively to the news. The person feels great to see queer superheroes becoming more popular today, as well as the person is pleased to have people like bisexuals as the main characters.

The “Superman: Son of Kal-El” show focuses on Kent as he takes on the role of Earth’s next Superman and struggles with the enormity of his new responsibilities. In the third issue of this series, the creator introduced Nakamura, a journalist with bubblegum pink hair and a face. When the business of being Superman gets too much for Kent, he may lean on Nakamura.

Previously, Jonathan and Jay Nakamura met when Superman wanted to get registration in high school but failed due to ill fate. Jay met Jonathan’s parents last month and was blown away by Lois Lane.

According to DC, when Kent physically as well as mentally burns out from attempting to rescue everyone that he can, he falls for the journalist in the next fifth issue, which will be released next month.

The narrative for the issue will be unveiled in November, but artwork from the comic depicts Kent and Nakamura sitting and kissing together on a building with their legs dangling over the edge.

The development of this new Superman, according to series writer Tom Taylor, is in line with the ideals the character has always represented — and, more significantly, represents the experiences of many comic readers.

In a statement, Taylor added, Superman’s emblem has always stood for hope, truth, as well as justice. Nowadays, this emblem is considered with new meanings. With the release of Superman, most people can relate their life to the most strong superhero in comic books.

As Taylor hinted in an August discussion, Kent will meet a really close buddy very early on, and they will play a major part in this.

Nakamura was that buddy; it became apparent quickly. Nakamura and Kent may be the newest LGBTQ figures in the DC universe, but they are not the only ones: Tim Drake, one of the many Robins who have battled with Batman, got a date from a male lover earlier this year. Prior to Kent and Drake, there was Batwoman, also known as Kate Kane, who was previously punished by the US military for her connection with a woman under the long-standing “Do Not Ask, Do Not Tell” policy. Harley Quinn, who has recently ditched the Joker favouring her friend Poison Ivy, and the transgender researcher Victoria October, made her debut in a 2017 Batman film.

The queering of personalities like Robin and Superman is “progress,” according to NPR’s Glen Weldon, who has written books on Batman and regularly writes about comics. The narrative twists are not as significant or genre-shifting as they seem since the characters who emerge, are not canonical repetitions of heroes — Drake is not the only Robin in the DC Universe, and Jon Kent’s father will always be the most well-known Superman.

The industry started to govern itself in a number of ways following psychiatrist Fredric Wertham’s book titled “Seduction of the Innocent,” which raised concerns about sex, violence, and gore and suggested a link between studying comic books and teenage misbehaviour. Batman and Robin, according to Wertham, are a fantastical dream of two gay individuals living together.

By 1992, whenever Northstar, another Marvel character, was released, things had begun to change – an event lauded in a New York Times editorial.  The editorial concluded that mainstream culture would make peace with homosexual Americans one day. The editorial further said  Northstar’s discovery would be recognized as a welcome signal of societal transformation when the time would arrive.

Still, a bisexual Superman and a gay Robin, according to Weldon, are worth celebrating since they are not one-dimensional villains or side characters who get killed off soon but stars of their tales. Changes in comics, according to Weldon, may lead to a more vivid narrative. He added that any step could be done to make the environment of the superhero comics book seem more like the real world. This provides you with access to a wider range of tales, including more intriguing stories, captivating stories, and various methods of telling stories.

Superman is not going to be the first or the last LGBTQ hero, but comic experts believe he has something unique to offer.

When the fifth installment of “Superman: Son of Kal-El” is published on November 9, fans will be able to learn more about Kent’s budding relationship.

 

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