It’s a model new day for the person of metal.
Persevering with a current development of comedian ebook characters popping out as LGBTQ, Superman is now confirmed to be bisexual and on the struggle for world social points, in line with the DC staff behind the character, who spoke to IGN.
This information will not be for the normal iteration of Clark Kent, however as a substitute his 17-year-old son, Jon, who has taken up his father’s mantle.
“It’s a fairly large deal doing it with Jon Kent as Superman … I hope this sort of factor won’t be seen as an enormous deal sooner or later,” artist John Timms instructed IGN.
“It is going to be fascinating to see him not solely looking for himself as an individual however a world superhero within the complicated ambiance of contemporary life.”
That fashionable life — one the place Jon has entered right into a relationship with younger “hacktivist” reporter Jay Nakamura in “Superman: Son of Kal-El” — may also be addressing the world’s societal issues together with intergalactic threats, in line with author Tom Taylor.
“The query for Jon (and for our artistic staff) is, what ought to a brand new Superman struggle for immediately? Can a 17-year-old Superman battle large robots whereas ignoring the local weather disaster? In fact not. Can somebody with tremendous sight and tremendous listening to ignore injustices past his borders? Can he ignore the plight of asylum seekers?”
That need to do good for the Earth’s on a regular basis wants is a trait not from Clark Kent, however as a substitute one from Jon’s mom, the Every day Planet’s Lois Lane, Taylor mentioned.
“Jon is the son of the fiercest, best journalist on the planet. With that, comes a powerful conscience, an instinctive dislike of corruption and a powerful need for the reality to win over misinformation.”
For Taylor, who mentioned lots of his earlier LGBTQ storylines have been rejected, shifting ahead with the progressive adaptation of Superman was a significant turning level for the comedian.
“I knew changing Clark with one other straight white savior might be an actual alternative missed. I’ve all the time mentioned everybody wants heroes and everybody deserves to see themselves of their heroes.”
“As we speak, Superman, the strongest superhero on the planet, is popping out.”
Kent now joins the likes of Batman’s iconic sidekick, Robin and nemesis Harley Quinn as one other LGBTQ character within the DC Universe.