Jon Kent Comes Out at Bi-Sexual

We mentioned this on the forum earlier today. Jon Kent, Clark Kent’s son and future Superman will come out as bi-sexual in the upcoming issue of Superman Son of Kal-El #5

Copies of Superman Son of Kal-El #5 and Superman Son of Kal-El #5 (Cover B – Inhyuk Lee Card Stock Variant) may still be available at TFAW on pre-order. Jon’s future love interest, Jay Nakamura, first appears in Superman Son of Kal-El #2

From Deadline
In panels released from the comic, readers get to meet the young Kent’s love interest—Jay Nakamura, a reporter, natch. Issue no. 5 will show Jon and Jay’s blossoming friendship which turns romantic after the reporter takes care of the Man of Steel who is feeling mentally and physically burned out from trying to keep everyone safe.

“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,” writer Tom Taylor said in a statement. “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.”

Today, not coincidentally, is National Coming Out Day.

Added artist John Timms, “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.”

The issue will dive into Superman’s stress and frustrations as it builds up to the moment when he needs a hero himself.

“We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms,” said Jim Lee, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher. “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.”

It’s also been recently teased that Robin is questioning his own sexuality, a topic that will be further explored in the Dec. issue of Urban Legends.

4 thoughts on “Jon Kent Comes Out at Bi-Sexual”

  1. At ebay, higher sale prices for Superman son of Kal-el #2-3, especially #2. But most media hype is on #5 to be released in November. These comics are probably fads? Demand based on hype instead of substance might not be sustainable in the long term.

  2. Let’s see… Catwoman came out as bi and the comic spiked a bit and now is worthless.

    Robin came out as gay, no one cares about said issue anymore.

    Same thing for Iceman.

    The Super Man, first Asian superman… worthless and forgotten today.

    All these types of issues are pure fads. No sustainable value.

    This is done to cater to a vocal minority of fans. Unfortunately from DC and Marvel 90% of their fans couldn’t care less about Gay Robin and Bi-Superman.

    The new Superman series will be cancelled pretty quickly and then renumbered. Thise won’t sell and Jon Kent will become a supporting character.

    Just give good stories with good art and quit shoving diversity down our throats! Most of us don’t give a s***!

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