Jon Kent, Superman of Earth and son of Clark Kent, coming out scene in the comics has been in the works for two years, says DC comics writer.
The young superhero came out as bisexual in Superman: Son of Kal-El #5, which hit shops earlier this month. In the comic, Kent falls in love with Jay Nakamura, a pink-haired reporter, after the hero becomes “mentally and physically burnt out” from his new role.
Writer Tom Taylor told the Washington Post that the series was an “opportunity to do something different, something not seen before” within DC Comics. He added that this new Superman was a chance to “represent people who haven’t been represented before and haven’t been able to see themselves” in the Man of Steel.