The new Superman is politically aware, concerned with the climate and in love with a man. Publisher DC Comics announced this on Coming Out Day, this Monday. Superman Junior is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, the characters of Superman made an iconic comic.
“Replacing Clark Kent with another straight ‘white savior’ felt like a missed opportunity,” writer Tom Taylor said in an interview. “The new Superman needed real-world problems to stand up to as one of the most powerful people in the world.” (NRC)
A version of this article also appeared in NRC in the morning of October 13, 2021