New Superman comes out as bisexual in upcoming comic

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How old is Jon Kent?

In Superman vol. 4 #9 (Dec. 2016) it was stated that Jon is ten years old. During the 2019 story arc "The Unity Saga: The House of El", Jon was aged up to seventeen years old and given a new Superboy Kryptonian suit of armour. wikipedia.orgJon Kent (DC Comics)

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first bisexual Superman

Japan Today 12 October, 2021 - 05:20am

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Superman fell for a reporter and now his son is doing the same, although this time the superhero's love interest is a man called Jay.

DC Comics announced on Monday that the new Superman, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will have a romantic relationship with a male friend.

Jon Kent and budding journalist Jay Nakamura struck up a friendship in a story released in August. They will share a kiss in a comic to be published next month, the publisher said, describing Kent as "bisexual."

"Following a scene where Superman mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can, Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel," DC Comics said.

The storyline will feature in "Son of Kal-El" issue five, due to hit shelves on November 9, the publisher said in a press release headlined "Jon Kent finds his identity."

"Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics," said Tom Taylor, who writes the series.

Fans took to social media to express their joy at the development.

"This news about Superman makes my queer heart glad, knowing the positive impact it will have on so many young folks today & in the future," tweeted actor Anthony Rapp.

The coming out of America's most famous superhero comes as more comic books embrace diversity.

In March, Marvel Comics announced its first gay Captain America and "Aquaman" introduced a Black, gay superhero earlier this summer.

The latest Robin in the Batman comics came out as bisexual in August.

While the new Superman is not the first LGBTQ comic book character, he is arguably the most recognizable.

"Nowadays, we live in a less closeted age. That's an absolute good," said Ben Saunders, director of comics and cartoon studies at the University of Oregon.

"One consequence might be that the mainstream culture has caught on to what some people have known all along: superheroes have always been, at least potentially, a bit queer," he told AFP.

DC Comics made the announcement on National Coming Out Day. US President Joe Biden released a statement saying his administration was "committed" to fighting for LGBTQ rights.

In the "Son of Kal-El" series the new Superman has already been proving himself a different type of superhero to his father.

He has been fighting a number of social justice issues, including tackling wildfires sparked by climate change and protesting the deportation of refugees.

As for the picture that this article used? Hard to unsee that.

The comic industry is probably on it's last leg by now. I am not even sure the ones in charge even want to save it anymore at this point.

tired to see that all is done nowaday is to fit with lgbt wave...What is next? expending to people interested of lolicon and shotacon freely?

If Superman needs a mask, he obviously ain't Super.

I'm sure the 9 year old audience will appreciate the gay sex in their comics.

He has been fighting a number of social justice issues, including tackling wildfires sparked by climate change and protesting the deportation of refugees.

The old Superman would have had those wildfires out by now, and he would have created a land mass and relocated the refugees by now. The new Superman presumably has super powers, but sounds really pathetic, no matter what his sexuality is. He needs to get off the computer and start flying around doing good in the world. Jay should hire a trained caregiver for his Dad, who clearly needs professional help anyway. Certainly it would be difficult for someone brought up in the thirties or forties to deal with the world as it is today. It will take time.

Business must be really bad, and they're desperate to get in the news.

lolicon and shotacon are crimes in the US.

The left just can’t help themselves, can they?

Do kids comic really need this bunk as well???

LOL! - Superman fans don’t need to be upset by this “*news” [?]. - Superman is not bisexual, or gay, or anything else other than “Superman”. *Even his alter-ego, Clark Kent, is a straight, loving husband that cares about ALL human life on his adopted home, Earth.

This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character. - They incapable of creating there own, sustainable, original characters. - Let these kids have their fun, while it lasts.

The latest Robin in the Batman comics came out as bisexual in August.

Can I be offended at Robin not being gay?! I don't think he likes girls.

Hate to state the obvious, but shouldn't it be....Superperson?

Sooner or later, every movie will be rebooted with a gay or minority character just to appease the LGBTQ or black community. They've already rebooted Ghostbusters featuring women, so next is 4 gay men I imagine. Batman and Robin...well, I guess they could either have a Black gay Batman or perhaps a transgender Batman and Robin. They could really get creative with these characters. I'm not so sure how the Chinese market will react though. That seems to be the main financial driving force behind Hollywood (making movies appeal to Chinese boys), so I imagine there is going to be LGBTQ/minority movies made for the American audiences and then the real straight-as-an-arrow action movies made for the Chinese.

This is actually not so new.

Homosexuality in the Batman franchise - Wikipedia

The comic industry stoops to a new low.

Waiting to see how far dehumanization has come of late?

Try picturing, 'Super-Body with Vagina' on the next comic cover.

Lancet Describes Women As 'bodies With Vaginas', Issues Apology After Heavy Backlash

Perhaps we should also all be applauding a presumedly Japanese-American gay male as Son of Superman’s love-interest? Shouldn’t Asian Americans have there own superhero or always the sidekick?

*- “…romantic relationship with a male friend, budding journalist Jay Nakamura” -*

This bit of fiction reads like they will be a nice futari (Japanese: couple) and will have many adventures. Maybe Jay has some additional surprises for Superman’s son after their first kiss?

There will be many conflicts for Son of Superman to explore with his lover. Will they go deeper into the potential problems of interracial marriage like traditional Japanese breakfast vs. simple yogurt on nuts & granola each morning?

*- “Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics,"*

The publishers have left their back door open, so to speak. - A possible concluding arc to this bit of fiction would be an equivalent slap in the face to the LGBTQ+ community if bisexual Jon Kent later decides on a straight lifestyle instead, claiming that kiss and resulting relationship were at a critical time when he was just confused under extraordinary stress:

I am kind of surprised there is really any backlash to this at all. I am not exactly a big comic fan, but my understanding is that Superman (his father in this case?) had a love interest in Lois Lane in a lot of the classic stuff, so the romantic side is obviously not treading any new ground. Honestly what is the objection? I cannot think of any good reason this should bother anybody that isn't homophobic.

How do people survive sex with superman?

This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character

I'd love to see you substantiate this.

Folks trying to paint this as left or right is just, well lazy!

Making Superman bisexual is just stupid plain & simple, no need to bring lame left this or right that BS into it.

I wish these ""creators"" would do just THAT....CREATE, as in something NEW....then you MIGHT have a chance at genuine success.

Changing old moves & superheroes into something woke isnt going to FLY, sorry couldnt resist!

I think we should all be grateful to our true heroes on here defending Western values from fictional bisexuals.

They have PCs and smartphones. With great power comes great responsibility.

It isn't changing an existing character, it's a new character. It says at the top that this is the son of the existing (and still heterosexual, don't worry!) Superman. The character happens to be bisexual, because bisexual people exist. Sometimes characters in fiction aren't going to be the same as you, and that is okay.

This really is jumping the shark. Wokeness gone mad. Do comics really need all this sexualization? Just get on with fighting crime and doing superhero stuff please Superman!

What's next? My money is on a gay, black, handicapped James Bond.

They aren’t taking it far enough.

Superman should also be having a sex change and gender reassignment, while saving the environment.

It is fun to see how the "symbols" of maleness and "masculinity" of the US and pop culture are turning to diversity.. Hard blow for the bigot medievals but that's the way it is, diversity came to stay because in diversity WE FIT ALL !!..

LOL! - Superman fans don’t need to be upset by this “*news” [?*]**. - Superman is not bisexual, or gay, or anything else other than “Superman”. Even his alter-ego, Clark Kent, is a straight, loving husband that cares about ALL human life on his adopted home, Earth.

This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character. - They incapable of creating there own, sustainable, original characters. - Let these kids have their fun, while it lasts.

How this good and inclusive kind of news hurts certain masculinities..

If Superman needs a mask, he obviously ain't Super.

But he obeys science and is smart..

Superman should also be having a sex change and gender reassignment, while saving the environment.

Christopher Reeve as Superman helped save the environment in the past. I remember him clearing up an oil spill in one of the films after he stopped being a tit.

It is good. More of this should be promoted, it will reduce value of Superman more which will benefit some other franchises. Maybe some Japanese franchises. Lol

Thank goodness, I was incredibly worried that Superman wasn't haven't enough sex with both sexes. The movies are all about being a hero and saving people and doing what's right. Children don't want that.

What's next? My money is on a gay, black, handicapped James Bond.

Wrong.No money in a black or physically challenged Bond.But in a gay or bi one? Ding! Ding!

It is fun to see how the "symbols" of maleness and "masculinity" of the US and pop culture are turning to diversity

A straight couple is 50% man, 50% woman.

A gay couple is 100% man.

Gay couples are twice as manly as straight couples.

Sex with superman, superthem, superperson, must hurt.

Tensions could run high if son of superman stays over at Jays house.

Once again @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm you’re 100% off-target. - First, Superman is fiction. Like your Japanese ‘cartoons’ and ‘cosplay’, he’s not **really, “real”**:

*- @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm: “But he obeys science and is smart.” *

Well, at least, the character is smart but his ‘powers’ often defy our presently-known “science”s .

Yes, You would. But, the onus is on You … @Expresssister 9:58am … to ‘substantiate’ that it is.

*- @Express sister 9:58am: [This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character]. - “I'd love to see you substantiate this.”*

Sorry, can’t do the reading for You. And, seems like You have a lot of ‘back issues’ to read through. Let me know, perhaps in a few months, with what You learn,… ‘mkay?

It’s was easily explained ‘how’ @ian 9:33am & @zichi 1:46pm, in 2 past issues of about ‘the one & only’, original “Clark Kent / Superman character”. But “Sorry”, if it’s explained here, @Expresssister won’t do the required reading to understand how this current storyline’s incarnation of a superboy’ came to take to mantle of “Superman” from his “father(?)”.

When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember several programs on TV dealing with gay themes. It wasn't that unusual. This included gay relations between junior high students in my favorite program 毎度おさわがせします (I'm afraid I'll do it every time). And this was before I realized I was gay. Japanese TV has toned it down a lot since then.

Yuck. Wouldnt mind if they come up with 2 lesbians teasing each other every now and then, but 2 muscle guys hugging and kissing? Gross! Who would enjoy reading this crap

Yes, You would. But, the onus is on You … @Expresssister 9:58am … to ‘substantiate’ that it is.

It isn't. You made the claim, you need to substantiate it.

If I say, "snowy is a criminal", I have to prove it. I don't have to say to you, "prove you're not a criminal".

But, since you want to: the use of Jonathan Kent, who has been established in DC Comics for well over a decade as Superman's future son, shows that they have read through the back issues and understand the lore. They've just added to his character.

And your dog “ate your homework@Expresssister 2:44pm? - Maybe “they” did, maybe “they” didn’t… but did YOU do the required reading yet? - Not debating You about what sexuality the writers have chosen for the Jonathan Kent character or if they’ve added to the character but why do you refer to him as “*Superman’s future son,…” *?

Do You NOT include him in the ‘current’, ongoing DC comics universe?

Stop the world i want to get off, the world has gone stark raving mad!!!

Ok. I’ve edited out the words “fellow Australian” but pretty sure @Kentarogaijin has expressed where they are from before. Just wanted to counter his point that not all Western ‘pop culture’ ideas originate from the “U.S”. Some come from Australia, the U.K. and Europe, yes?

correction: please change from “his” to “their” point” …

Do You NOT include him in the ‘current’, ongoing DC comics universe?

What are you talking about? I'm saying that you said the writer had never read the comics and didn't know the lore, and want you to substantiate that. The writer, by the way, has written for DC Comics for years, and has even won awards for his work.

So how can you think he doesn't know the lore and hasn't read the origins of the character?

Secondly, @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm you’re 100% off-target. THIS ‘current’ storyline diverges from the mind of one of Your fellow, former countrymen, writer Tom Taylor, NOT from the “U.S.”.

- @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm: “It is fun to see how the "symbols" of maleness and "masculinity" of the US…”-

Not all Western ‘pop culture’ ideas originate from the “U.S”. - Some come from Australia, the U.K. and Europe, yes?

Will this make for one of those “special interest” movies a la Flesh Gordon and Battle Star Galactirooster?

With a title and photo like that, it seems kind of laughable. Will that be the trend of superheroes? I'm sure the original creator of Superman and Marvel Comics are turning over in their graves.

I hope DC Comics go broke pandering to the woke audience

With a title and photo like that, it seems kind of laughable

It is odd that JT decided on a "humorous" picture to illustrate this, rather than the actual picture from the comic of them kissing that almost every other news outlet is using. Almost as if they don't take the LGBTQ seriously.

Next up Thor and Spiderman get together for some smooching...

There's 7 colors in a rainbow !

I always wonder why the Non heterosexual community always have a rainbow that's only 5 colors.

Are they really that confused? or is there a reason for the only 5 colors ?

Perhaps someone who clarify that for me ?

And isn't it now innapropriate to label a bisexual man a man ?

Even if it is a mythical superhero or toy character.

“Clark Kent and Louis Lane”. Does that sound right to you?

There's 7 colors in a rainbow !

I always wonder why the Non heterosexual community always have a rainbow that's only 5 colors.

Are they really that confused? or is there a reason for the only 5 colors ?

Perhaps someone who clarify that for me ?

This took five seconds. Why are the right so lazy?

Originally devised by artist Gilbert Baker, the design has undergone several revisions since its debut in 1978, first to remove colors then restore them based on availability of fabrics.[1][2] Baker's first rainbow flag had eight colors, though the most common variant consists of six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The flag is typically flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow.

And isn't it now innapropriate to label a bisexual man a man ?

“Clark Kent and Louis Lane”. Does that sound right to you?

Its a bit difficult to save the world when your too busy with personal identity crisis.

Hollywood will finally change the classic subliminal programming of " save the world and get the girl" as most movies have all traditionally have the same ending.

What's becoming normal and acceptable and justified is a bit disconcerting .

Now superhero can save the world and get a sex change.

Get a pink suit with a rainbow cape and diamonds on his nails.

Watch out for the cryptonite toy apparatus don't get ya

You’re going to lose it when I you find out that most superheroes have a secret identity.

1: Why won’t Hollywood ever make new stuff!?!!

2: In this comic, which is not a “Hollywood product”, Superman’s som kisses a boy.

1: Ive decided I want all Hollywood movies to be exactly the same at all times now

Now superhero can save the world and get a sex change.

Get a pink suit with a rainbow cape and diamonds on his nails.

A mix of what's trending on our other sites

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's the first bisexual Superman

Fox News 12 October, 2021 - 05:20am

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Superman fell for a reporter and now his son is doing the same, although this time the superhero's love interest is a man called Jay.

DC Comics announced on Monday that the new Superman, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will have a romantic relationship with a male friend.

Jon Kent and budding journalist Jay Nakamura struck up a friendship in a story released in August. They will share a kiss in a comic to be published next month, the publisher said, describing Kent as "bisexual."

"Following a scene where Superman mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can, Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel," DC Comics said.

The storyline will feature in "Son of Kal-El" issue five, due to hit shelves on November 9, the publisher said in a press release headlined "Jon Kent finds his identity."

"Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics," said Tom Taylor, who writes the series.

Fans took to social media to express their joy at the development.

"This news about Superman makes my queer heart glad, knowing the positive impact it will have on so many young folks today & in the future," tweeted actor Anthony Rapp.

The coming out of America's most famous superhero comes as more comic books embrace diversity.

In March, Marvel Comics announced its first gay Captain America and "Aquaman" introduced a Black, gay superhero earlier this summer.

The latest Robin in the Batman comics came out as bisexual in August.

While the new Superman is not the first LGBTQ comic book character, he is arguably the most recognizable.

"Nowadays, we live in a less closeted age. That's an absolute good," said Ben Saunders, director of comics and cartoon studies at the University of Oregon.

"One consequence might be that the mainstream culture has caught on to what some people have known all along: superheroes have always been, at least potentially, a bit queer," he told AFP.

DC Comics made the announcement on National Coming Out Day. US President Joe Biden released a statement saying his administration was "committed" to fighting for LGBTQ rights.

In the "Son of Kal-El" series the new Superman has already been proving himself a different type of superhero to his father.

He has been fighting a number of social justice issues, including tackling wildfires sparked by climate change and protesting the deportation of refugees.

As for the picture that this article used? Hard to unsee that.

The comic industry is probably on it's last leg by now. I am not even sure the ones in charge even want to save it anymore at this point.

tired to see that all is done nowaday is to fit with lgbt wave...What is next? expending to people interested of lolicon and shotacon freely?

If Superman needs a mask, he obviously ain't Super.

I'm sure the 9 year old audience will appreciate the gay sex in their comics.

He has been fighting a number of social justice issues, including tackling wildfires sparked by climate change and protesting the deportation of refugees.

The old Superman would have had those wildfires out by now, and he would have created a land mass and relocated the refugees by now. The new Superman presumably has super powers, but sounds really pathetic, no matter what his sexuality is. He needs to get off the computer and start flying around doing good in the world. Jay should hire a trained caregiver for his Dad, who clearly needs professional help anyway. Certainly it would be difficult for someone brought up in the thirties or forties to deal with the world as it is today. It will take time.

Business must be really bad, and they're desperate to get in the news.

lolicon and shotacon are crimes in the US.

The left just can’t help themselves, can they?

Do kids comic really need this bunk as well???

LOL! - Superman fans don’t need to be upset by this “*news” [?]. - Superman is not bisexual, or gay, or anything else other than “Superman”. *Even his alter-ego, Clark Kent, is a straight, loving husband that cares about ALL human life on his adopted home, Earth.

This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character. - They incapable of creating there own, sustainable, original characters. - Let these kids have their fun, while it lasts.

The latest Robin in the Batman comics came out as bisexual in August.

Can I be offended at Robin not being gay?! I don't think he likes girls.

Hate to state the obvious, but shouldn't it be....Superperson?

Sooner or later, every movie will be rebooted with a gay or minority character just to appease the LGBTQ or black community. They've already rebooted Ghostbusters featuring women, so next is 4 gay men I imagine. Batman and Robin...well, I guess they could either have a Black gay Batman or perhaps a transgender Batman and Robin. They could really get creative with these characters. I'm not so sure how the Chinese market will react though. That seems to be the main financial driving force behind Hollywood (making movies appeal to Chinese boys), so I imagine there is going to be LGBTQ/minority movies made for the American audiences and then the real straight-as-an-arrow action movies made for the Chinese.

This is actually not so new.

Homosexuality in the Batman franchise - Wikipedia

The comic industry stoops to a new low.

Waiting to see how far dehumanization has come of late?

Try picturing, 'Super-Body with Vagina' on the next comic cover.

Lancet Describes Women As 'bodies With Vaginas', Issues Apology After Heavy Backlash

Perhaps we should also all be applauding a presumedly Japanese-American gay male as Son of Superman’s love-interest? Shouldn’t Asian Americans have there own superhero or always the sidekick?

*- “…romantic relationship with a male friend, budding journalist Jay Nakamura” -*

This bit of fiction reads like they will be a nice futari (Japanese: couple) and will have many adventures. Maybe Jay has some additional surprises for Superman’s son after their first kiss?

There will be many conflicts for Son of Superman to explore with his lover. Will they go deeper into the potential problems of interracial marriage like traditional Japanese breakfast vs. simple yogurt on nuts & granola each morning?

*- “Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics,"*

The publishers have left their back door open, so to speak. - A possible concluding arc to this bit of fiction would be an equivalent slap in the face to the LGBTQ+ community if bisexual Jon Kent later decides on a straight lifestyle instead, claiming that kiss and resulting relationship were at a critical time when he was just confused under extraordinary stress:

I am kind of surprised there is really any backlash to this at all. I am not exactly a big comic fan, but my understanding is that Superman (his father in this case?) had a love interest in Lois Lane in a lot of the classic stuff, so the romantic side is obviously not treading any new ground. Honestly what is the objection? I cannot think of any good reason this should bother anybody that isn't homophobic.

How do people survive sex with superman?

This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character

I'd love to see you substantiate this.

Folks trying to paint this as left or right is just, well lazy!

Making Superman bisexual is just stupid plain & simple, no need to bring lame left this or right that BS into it.

I wish these ""creators"" would do just THAT....CREATE, as in something NEW....then you MIGHT have a chance at genuine success.

Changing old moves & superheroes into something woke isnt going to FLY, sorry couldnt resist!

I think we should all be grateful to our true heroes on here defending Western values from fictional bisexuals.

They have PCs and smartphones. With great power comes great responsibility.

It isn't changing an existing character, it's a new character. It says at the top that this is the son of the existing (and still heterosexual, don't worry!) Superman. The character happens to be bisexual, because bisexual people exist. Sometimes characters in fiction aren't going to be the same as you, and that is okay.

This really is jumping the shark. Wokeness gone mad. Do comics really need all this sexualization? Just get on with fighting crime and doing superhero stuff please Superman!

What's next? My money is on a gay, black, handicapped James Bond.

They aren’t taking it far enough.

Superman should also be having a sex change and gender reassignment, while saving the environment.

It is fun to see how the "symbols" of maleness and "masculinity" of the US and pop culture are turning to diversity.. Hard blow for the bigot medievals but that's the way it is, diversity came to stay because in diversity WE FIT ALL !!..

LOL! - Superman fans don’t need to be upset by this “*news” [?*]**. - Superman is not bisexual, or gay, or anything else other than “Superman”. Even his alter-ego, Clark Kent, is a straight, loving husband that cares about ALL human life on his adopted home, Earth.

This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character. - They incapable of creating there own, sustainable, original characters. - Let these kids have their fun, while it lasts.

How this good and inclusive kind of news hurts certain masculinities..

If Superman needs a mask, he obviously ain't Super.

But he obeys science and is smart..

Superman should also be having a sex change and gender reassignment, while saving the environment.

Christopher Reeve as Superman helped save the environment in the past. I remember him clearing up an oil spill in one of the films after he stopped being a tit.

It is good. More of this should be promoted, it will reduce value of Superman more which will benefit some other franchises. Maybe some Japanese franchises. Lol

Thank goodness, I was incredibly worried that Superman wasn't haven't enough sex with both sexes. The movies are all about being a hero and saving people and doing what's right. Children don't want that.

What's next? My money is on a gay, black, handicapped James Bond.

Wrong.No money in a black or physically challenged Bond.But in a gay or bi one? Ding! Ding!

It is fun to see how the "symbols" of maleness and "masculinity" of the US and pop culture are turning to diversity

A straight couple is 50% man, 50% woman.

A gay couple is 100% man.

Gay couples are twice as manly as straight couples.

Sex with superman, superthem, superperson, must hurt.

Tensions could run high if son of superman stays over at Jays house.

Once again @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm you’re 100% off-target. - First, Superman is fiction. Like your Japanese ‘cartoons’ and ‘cosplay’, he’s not **really, “real”**:

*- @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm: “But he obeys science and is smart.” *

Well, at least, the character is smart but his ‘powers’ often defy our presently-known “science”s .

Yes, You would. But, the onus is on You … @Expresssister 9:58am … to ‘substantiate’ that it is.

*- @Express sister 9:58am: [This current storyline mentioned above is non-canon, non-fan “fiction” from writers that never understood or took the time to read about the origins and back lore of the source character]. - “I'd love to see you substantiate this.”*

Sorry, can’t do the reading for You. And, seems like You have a lot of ‘back issues’ to read through. Let me know, perhaps in a few months, with what You learn,… ‘mkay?

It’s was easily explained ‘how’ @ian 9:33am & @zichi 1:46pm, in 2 past issues of about ‘the one & only’, original “Clark Kent / Superman character”. But “Sorry”, if it’s explained here, @Expresssister won’t do the required reading to understand how this current storyline’s incarnation of a superboy’ came to take to mantle of “Superman” from his “father(?)”.

When I was a kid in the 80s, I remember several programs on TV dealing with gay themes. It wasn't that unusual. This included gay relations between junior high students in my favorite program 毎度おさわがせします (I'm afraid I'll do it every time). And this was before I realized I was gay. Japanese TV has toned it down a lot since then.

Yuck. Wouldnt mind if they come up with 2 lesbians teasing each other every now and then, but 2 muscle guys hugging and kissing? Gross! Who would enjoy reading this crap

Yes, You would. But, the onus is on You … @Expresssister 9:58am … to ‘substantiate’ that it is.

It isn't. You made the claim, you need to substantiate it.

If I say, "snowy is a criminal", I have to prove it. I don't have to say to you, "prove you're not a criminal".

But, since you want to: the use of Jonathan Kent, who has been established in DC Comics for well over a decade as Superman's future son, shows that they have read through the back issues and understand the lore. They've just added to his character.

And your dog “ate your homework@Expresssister 2:44pm? - Maybe “they” did, maybe “they” didn’t… but did YOU do the required reading yet? - Not debating You about what sexuality the writers have chosen for the Jonathan Kent character or if they’ve added to the character but why do you refer to him as “*Superman’s future son,…” *?

Do You NOT include him in the ‘current’, ongoing DC comics universe?

Stop the world i want to get off, the world has gone stark raving mad!!!

Ok. I’ve edited out the words “fellow Australian” but pretty sure @Kentarogaijin has expressed where they are from before. Just wanted to counter his point that not all Western ‘pop culture’ ideas originate from the “U.S”. Some come from Australia, the U.K. and Europe, yes?

correction: please change from “his” to “their” point” …

Do You NOT include him in the ‘current’, ongoing DC comics universe?

What are you talking about? I'm saying that you said the writer had never read the comics and didn't know the lore, and want you to substantiate that. The writer, by the way, has written for DC Comics for years, and has even won awards for his work.

So how can you think he doesn't know the lore and hasn't read the origins of the character?

Secondly, @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm you’re 100% off-target. THIS ‘current’ storyline diverges from the mind of one of Your fellow, former countrymen, writer Tom Taylor, NOT from the “U.S.”.

- @Kentarogaijin 12:17pm: “It is fun to see how the "symbols" of maleness and "masculinity" of the US…”-

Not all Western ‘pop culture’ ideas originate from the “U.S”. - Some come from Australia, the U.K. and Europe, yes?

Will this make for one of those “special interest” movies a la Flesh Gordon and Battle Star Galactirooster?

With a title and photo like that, it seems kind of laughable. Will that be the trend of superheroes? I'm sure the original creator of Superman and Marvel Comics are turning over in their graves.

I hope DC Comics go broke pandering to the woke audience

With a title and photo like that, it seems kind of laughable

It is odd that JT decided on a "humorous" picture to illustrate this, rather than the actual picture from the comic of them kissing that almost every other news outlet is using. Almost as if they don't take the LGBTQ seriously.

Next up Thor and Spiderman get together for some smooching...

There's 7 colors in a rainbow !

I always wonder why the Non heterosexual community always have a rainbow that's only 5 colors.

Are they really that confused? or is there a reason for the only 5 colors ?

Perhaps someone who clarify that for me ?

And isn't it now innapropriate to label a bisexual man a man ?

Even if it is a mythical superhero or toy character.

“Clark Kent and Louis Lane”. Does that sound right to you?

There's 7 colors in a rainbow !

I always wonder why the Non heterosexual community always have a rainbow that's only 5 colors.

Are they really that confused? or is there a reason for the only 5 colors ?

Perhaps someone who clarify that for me ?

This took five seconds. Why are the right so lazy?

Originally devised by artist Gilbert Baker, the design has undergone several revisions since its debut in 1978, first to remove colors then restore them based on availability of fabrics.[1][2] Baker's first rainbow flag had eight colors, though the most common variant consists of six stripes: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The flag is typically flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow.

And isn't it now innapropriate to label a bisexual man a man ?

“Clark Kent and Louis Lane”. Does that sound right to you?

Its a bit difficult to save the world when your too busy with personal identity crisis.

Hollywood will finally change the classic subliminal programming of " save the world and get the girl" as most movies have all traditionally have the same ending.

What's becoming normal and acceptable and justified is a bit disconcerting .

Now superhero can save the world and get a sex change.

Get a pink suit with a rainbow cape and diamonds on his nails.

Watch out for the cryptonite toy apparatus don't get ya

You’re going to lose it when I you find out that most superheroes have a secret identity.

1: Why won’t Hollywood ever make new stuff!?!!

2: In this comic, which is not a “Hollywood product”, Superman’s som kisses a boy.

1: Ive decided I want all Hollywood movies to be exactly the same at all times now

Now superhero can save the world and get a sex change.

Get a pink suit with a rainbow cape and diamonds on his nails.

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Superman comes out as bisexual; writer says it's 'not a gimmick'

CNA 11 October, 2021 - 08:49pm

Jon Kent, the new Man of Steel in DC comics series Superman: Son Of Kal-El, falls for a male reporter in issue #5, coming out on Nov 9. 

Out, out and away! for Superman on National Coming Out Day.

Jon Kent, the son of original Superman Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, turns out to be bisexual in DC Comics' latest iteration of the superhero's adventures.

DC announced on Monday (Oct 11) that in the fifth issue of the series, Superman: Son Of Kal-El, where Jon Kent is the new Superman, the Man of Steel falls in love with male reporter Jay Nakamura. 

The relationship happens after Nakamura, who first appeared in the third issue of the series, takes care of Superman, who was feeling mentally and physically burned out from trying to save everyone.

"It's not a gimmick," the writer, Tom Taylor, said in an interview from Melbourne, Australia, wearing a T-shirt with a rainbow-striped Superman logo.

"When I was offered this job, I thought, 'Well, if we're going to have a new Superman for the DC Universe, it feels like a missed opportunity to have another straight white saviour," he said.

National Coming Out Day is observed on Oct 11 to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

"We didn't want this to be 'DC Comics creates new queer Superman'," Taylor said. "We want this to be 'Superman finds himself, becomes Superman and then comes out', and I think that's a really important distinction there."

Reactions have been mostly positive, Taylor said.

"I'm seeing tweets of people saying they burst into tears when they read the news, that they wished that Superman was this when they were growing up, that they could see themselves," he added.

"People are saying for the first time ever they're seeing themselves in Superman something they never thought was possible."    

"He is as powerful as hope, faster than fate and able to lift us all and he's a very new hero finding his way, fighting things his father didn't as much," said Taylor, who wants this to be the new normal.

"I hope this isn't a headline in a few years time. I hope this isn't trending on Twitter. I hope this is just something about a person and good rep for everybody that that represents."

In a statement, DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee said that the company “couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from (writer) Tom Taylor and (artist) John Timms”.

He added: “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.”

The issue, which will be released on Nov 9, will feature the two men kissing.

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