Superman's son comes out as bisexual, fans say 'him and Tim Drake should be together'

Jonathan Kent, currently known as 'the Superman of Earth,' will come out in the November 9 issue of 'Superman: Son of Kal-El #5'


                            Superman's son comes out as bisexual, fans say 'him and Tim Drake should be together'
Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent aka Superman and Lois Lane is coming out as bisexual, DC announced Monday, October 11 (Courtesy of DC)

DC comics announced Monday, October 11 that Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent aka Superman and Lois Lane is coming out as bisexual. Comic book fans went crazy over the prospect of another superhero coming out as an LGBTQ member. The announcement came on Oct 11, which also happened to be National Coming Out Day.

Jonathan, currently known as 'the Superman of Earth,' will come out in the November 9 issue of 'Superman: Son of Kal-El #5'. He will reportedly start a romantic relationship with reporter Jay Nakamura. In the issue, 'Jon Kent will find comfort in Jay’s arms after he’s exhausted from trying to save the world'. According to a press release, the story will unfold "in the main continuity of the DC Multiverse."

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Jonathan Kent and Jay Nakamura (Courtesy of DC)

Tom Taylor, who wrote 'Superman: Son of Kal-El #5', said in a statement, "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. 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." DC’s chief creative officer and publisher, Jim Lee also noted, "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." This decision seems opposite to what happened in June this year when they earned flak from fans for eliminating a sex act scene between Batman and Catwoman from the animated 'Harley Quinn' series. 

'Jon Kent is bi? Nice. Let's get him and Tim Drake together'

DC published an issue in August in which Tim Drake aka Robin, Batman’s loyal sidekick, also came out as bisexual. Fans started rooting for Jon and Tim to be together after the announcement on Monday. One fan tweeted, "Jon Kent is bi? Nice. Let's get him and Tim Drake together. If it can't be Kon-El Tim deserves a Superboy of his very own. Plus the awkwardness between Clark and Bruce when they find out would be priceless." Another wrote, "Loki, Tim Drake, Venom, and now Jon Kent are all bi :)" One tweet read, "Some real important stuff going on in the comics world today. So happy to see Superman come out as bisexual. Representation in such an iconic franchise will set the stage for so much going forward in that industry."



 



 



 

 

Some fans, on the other hand, were NOT surprised that Jon came out as bisexual. One such fan tweeted, "Why are ppl acting as if it is a surprise Jon Kent is bi? That boy just drips with bi-ness and I mean look at his parents" Another wrote, "Making a characters child lgbt is much better than changing the character lgbt (so what they did with Clark and Jon Kent)" One tweet read, "Character: *is revealed to be lgbt. Straight people: does it matter? who cares? God I hate the gay agenda!! Ugh I can't stand this, who the hell cares? You lgbts should be MAD that you're being pandered to!!! Us: Tim Drake and Jon Kent belong to us now."



 



 



 

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