Son of Superman and Lois Lane comes out as bisexual in latest comic book

Out, out and away! — for Superman on Nationwide Coming Out Working day.

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

The young guy kisses reporter Jay Nakamura in Issue 5 of the comedian reserve Superman: Son of Kal-El, which will be launched on Nov. 9.

“It can be not a gimmick,” the writer, Tom Taylor, reported in an interview from Melbourne, Australia, sporting a T-shirt with a rainbow-striped Superman symbol.

“When I was supplied this occupation, I assumed, ‘Well, if we’re likely to have a new Superman for the DC Universe, it feels like a missed option to have a further straight white saviour,” he stated.

Countrywide Coming Out Working day is marked on Oct. 11 to assist lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people today.

The newest version of Superman was launched on Monday, to coincide with Nationwide Coming Out Day in the United States. (DC Comics Handout/Reuters)

“We failed to want this to be ‘DC Comics produces new queer Superman,'” Taylor explained. “We want this to be ‘Superman finds himself, results in being Superman and then will come out,’ and I assume that’s a seriously critical difference there.”

Reactions have been typically good, Taylor stated.

“I am viewing tweets of individuals stating they burst into tears when they go through the news, that they wished that Superman was this when they were growing up, that they could see them selves,” he said.

“Men and women are declaring for the first time at any time they’re viewing themselves in Superman — something they in no way imagined was achievable.”

Jon Kent cares about the local weather crisis and refugees.

“He is as powerful as hope, a lot quicker than destiny and equipped to lift us all, and he’s a extremely new hero obtaining his way, fighting items his father failed to as significantly,” claimed Taylor, who needs this to be the new usual.

“I hope this just isn’t a headline in a couple of years’ time. I hope this is just not trending on Twitter. I hope this is just anything about a person and excellent rep for everybody that that represents.”