As we previously reported, in the series of Superman: Son of Kal-El, Jonathan Kent, is now openly bisexual. The announcement was made during ‘Coming Out Day’, an annual celebration in the United States to give visibility to LGBT + issues.
For those who do not know, the comic of Superman: Son of Kal-El it focuses a lot on Jonathan Kent, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, as well as bringing the Superboy mantle. In addition to fighting alongside his father, he has performed certain heroic tasks ranging from saving fires to protesting against the deportation of refugees. All that with just 17 years.
Now, it will be until the November issue where we will finally see how the romantic setting occurs between Jonathan Kent and his pink-haired friend, Jay nakamura. All we know is that the new Superman He falls into a kind of mental breakdown in which he tries too hard to try to save everyone and that is where his friend – who is a reporter – helps him.
On the other hand, the construction of this scenario did not happen like that, it had an important planning to do it at the right time and that is the most important thing in this ‘run’ of Superman which is written by Tom taylor and drawn by John Timms.
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A Superman was needed who was not white and straight
In an interview with BBC, the writer of Superman: Son of Kal-El, Tom taylor, had important statements around how they decided that Jonathan Kent was bisexual.
The first thing he points out is that it would be a missed opportunity if they replaced Clark Kent with another straight white savior. When Tom launched the idea of Jonathan Kent being bisexual, DC Comics was already contemplating that possibility before.
Tom taylor He also pointed out that 10 or 5 years ago, the change would have been very complicated, but things have changed in a good way. There are even people who can now openly say that they can now be seen in Superman, which did not happen.
Remember that Superman: Son of Kal-El # 5 It will go on sale on September 9 in the United States.