The newest Superman will come out as bisexual in the next installment of the popular DC Comic series, which will be available on Nov. 9.
On National Coming Out Day, DC Comics unveiled that Clark Kent’s son, Jon Kent, is set to follow in his father’s footsteps by falling in love with a reporter, Jay Nakamura, who happens to be male in the fifth edition of “Superman: Son of Kal-El.” The comic shows the younger Kent taking on his dad’s responsibilities as Superman of Earth while nurturing a queer romance.
“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 press release. “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.”