Well, I am hoping this news didn’t hit you like it did me. ‘Superman is bisexual’ Yes, the man that wheels immense unsummounted power and takes on forces of perdition like they were ant, the one for the rescue, the big blue-red chested suited guy, Mr. Rocket-got-nothing-on-me himself.
Now queer, how stunning?
Comics being comics, there is more to this tale, maybe knowing the truth will be a lot more granular.
We’re not referring to the 83 year old Clark Kent alias Superman that’s been here with us since 1938 when Action Comics first hit the stands. Not the Superman who’s been everywhere we turn besides our television set, but our kids collections, toys, knapsacks, roller coasters and bedcovers we have at homes.
Not at all, we are referring to his son here, Jonathan Kent. Whose precise background in the comics has been pummeled by a number of reboots, space missions, time-travel, rapid aging amongst other events as to render it almost too difficult to comprehend inspite being a diehard fan. Definitely, you might want to refresh your memo with google or any other search engine that could fill you out on the details.
Jonathan comes off as bisexual in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, written by Tom Taylor and a great artwork done by John Timms, which will be published on November 9th. Jonathan and Jay his boyfriend, introduced earlier in the series, will have to share a kiss.
Here’s what you need to know
In current DC Comics continuity, Clark Kent married Lois Lane. They had a son, named after Clark’s father, Jonathan. Tons of incidents, falls and cracks had ensued to the couple including rapid aging and now behold he’s already a 17-year-old with a complete replica of all his dad’s powers. (There’s been some remarks in the comics, that the combination of Kryptonian and human DNA may somehow alter a thing or two and therefore make him even more powerful than his father which does make sense because if a superhero can defy the Law of Gravity, why not the Laws of Gregor Mendel?)
And while Jonathan Kent is the focal point, and now goes by the newly modified nomme-de-cape “Superboy” until now, in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El, he’s assumed the mantle of Superman, while his father goes ghost on us to deep space for an indefinite period of time.
(Hopefully, not for nothing, because Taylor and Timms are always on their toes to spin a good yarn, in Superman: Son of Kal-El. In just a handful of issues they have delineated Jonathan Kent’s mindset and personality more clearly than anyone has been able to do before. Basically: He’s a kid who’s spent his life in his father’s formidable shadow, a state of being that was compounded when Superman recently revealed his Clark Kent identity to the world. That had left Jonathan seeking not only a secret identity but trying to navigate through a personal one. He just like mose youth his age is well-meaning but restless, and he charges against his father’s tendency to simply put out literal and figurative fires, instead of bending his formidable powers towards addressing the systemic problems that caused them.)
DC Comics announced that the character of Tim Drake, one of several Robins who clocked field time filling Batman’s “red-breasted chief intern” position, would get a boyfriend. It made news, as it should: Robin, unlike many other queer superhero characters owned by the DC and Marvel, is a household name.
Since queerdom is becoming the new cool somehow, what do you think the message is for both the queer society and the straight in the nearest future.