Superman comes out as bisexual and DC Comics 'couldn't be prouder'

New Superman comic - Jon Kent and Jay Nakamura illustrated by John Timms
Characters Jon Kent and Jay Nakamura. Credit: DC Comics/John Timms

One of the largest comic book makers in the world says it "couldn't be prouder" to share a new story in which Superman comes out as bisexual.

Jon Kent, who in the comic is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, becomes romantically involved with reporter Jay Nakamura in the pages of 'Superman: Son of Kal-El #5.'

The news was announced on Monday 11 October, World Coming Out Day, where LGBT+ people celebrate, share stories, and raise awareness.

In the comic, Superman who is mentally and physically burned out from trying to save everyone he can, meets Jay who is there to support him and the relationship blossoms.

Writer Tom Taylor said: "I've always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this idea.

“Superman's symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics."

The comic is written by Mr Taylor and illustrated by John Timms.

DC Chief Creative Officer and publisher Jim Lee said: “We couldn’t be prouder to tell this important story from Tom Taylor and John Timms.

“We talk a lot about the power of the DC Multiverse in our storytelling and this is another incredible example."

Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 will be released on November 9.