DC's New Superman, Jon Kent, Comes Out as Bisexual
Jon Kent, the DC Universe's new Superman and the son of Clark Kent, is coming out as bisexual in November's Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, by writer Tom Taylor, artist John Timms, colorist Gabe Eltaeb and letterer Dave Sharpe.
"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," Taylor said in a statement to DC. "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." The writer also shared the news on Twitter in celebration of Coming Out Day.
"We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms," DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee said. "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."
Jon Kent was created by Dan Jurgens and debuted in 2015's Convergence #2. The character is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and in the DC Rebirth era, he took up the mantle of Superboy. Several years later, he was aged up and became a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, and in April, it was announced that he'd take over as Superman with Superman: Son of Kal-El.
Superman: Son of Kal-El #5
Writer: Tom Taylor
Artist: John Timms
Colors: Gabe Eltaeb
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Main Cover: John Timms
Variant Covers: Travis Moore, Tamra Bonvillain, Inhyuk Lee
Faster than fate. As powerful as hope. Able to lift us all. For all his great power, Jon Kent can’t save everyone, but that won’t stop him from trying. How much can Earth’s new Superman do before this Man of Steel buckles? And when he does, who swoops in to save Superman?
On Sale: November 9