The rumor had made a lot of noise this summer on the specialized sites: in a comic book which will be released in November, Superman’s son, Jon Kent, will fall in love with another man and assume his “identity” as a “bisexual”, a announced Monday the publisher DC Comics, a subsidiary of Warner Bros.
“I always said that everyone needed heroes and had the right to represent themselves in these heroes,” said comic book author Tom Taylor, quoted in a press release illustrated by a drawing by artist John Timms , where Superman’s son kisses another young man on the mouth, a journalist named Jay Nakamura.
The announcement of DC Comics is thus titled: “Jon Kent has found his identity (…) The new Superman appears as bisexual”.
Tom Taylor explains that “the symbol of Superman has always been hope, truth and justice. Today that symbol is something more (and) more people can identify with the most powerful superhero. comic strip “.
In an August issue of Superman, Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane, befriends reporter Jay Nakamura. In the issue to appear on November 9 in the United States, this relationship will turn into a romantic romance.
In August, the specialized sites of American comics had relayed the rumor according to which Superman’s son was going to display his “homosexuality”.
In this new Superman series titled “Son of Kal-El”, Jon Kent is a superhero deeply involved in social injustice, climate change or the refugee crisis.
And this is not the first time that American comics want to be more in tune with the diversity of society: the Aquaman series had highlighted this summer a black and gay superhero, while in the last edition of the comic Batman, Robin also portrayed himself as bisexual.