DC Comic’s plans for Bisexual Superman!
Bisexual Superman: Clark Kent’s son, the Superman, is involved in environmental causes and is not afraid to speak his mind on politics. He is soon going to be involved with a male friend and is excited to begin romantic relationships.
Come out of your closet, up and out! DC Comics announced Monday that Jonathan Kent, the new Superman – who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – will soon begin an affair with a male friend.
Jonathan Kent, also known as Jon, has proven to be something new and different from his father, just like Jon’s same-sex relationship. Jon has fought climate change-caused wildfires, foiled a high school shooting, and spoken out against the deportation of refugees since his new series, Superman: Son of Kal-El, began in July.
DC Comics plans of Bisexual Superman
Tom Taylor, who writes the series, said in an interview that replacing Clark Kent with another straight white hero felt like a missed opportunity. As one of the world’s most powerful people, a “new Superman” would need to deal with real world problems.
Even in an era when many comics have embraced diversity and address pressing social issues, the coming out of Superman, perhaps the most archetypal American superhero, is noteworthy. It was Robin’s sidekick, Dick Grayson, who recently admitted romantic feelings toward a male friend (Tim Drake replaced Grayson as Batman’s partner after more than forty years with him; there are more Robins than Supermen). Similarly, a new Aquaman comic features a Black gay man who appears to be positioned to become Aquaman’s savior.
In 1954, when “Seduction of the Innocent,” in which psychiatrist Fredric Wertham suggested a connection between reading comics and juvenile delinquency, comics had moved to censor themselves in a number of ways. As Wertham describes in one of his sections, Batman and Robin are “a gay couple living together as a wish dream.”
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As a result of congressional hearings and the Comics Code Authority, which sets standards for what comics can depict, the book inspired congressional hearings and led to the establishment of the Comics Code Authority in 1956. The Caped Crusader was introduced to Batwoman as a love interest in that year’s Comics. However, in 2006, she was reintroduced. Despite not being allowed to lie about being a lesbian, she relinquishes her position in the military.
It was in 1980 that gay or lesbian characters first appeared in mainstream comics. These forms did not portray the subject positively. Marvel’s Hulk, the alter ego of Bruce Banner, is at a Y.M.C.A. when two gay men attack him. An editorial in The New York Times praised the appearance of Northstar, another Marvel hero in 1992. One day, mainstream culture will become comfortable with gay Americans, the editorial stated. It will be easy to recognize Northstar’s revelation as what it really is: a welcome indicator of social change when that time comes.
Although Superman is not the first or the last lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer superhero, comics experts said that his release was especially significant.
Weldon, the author of “Superman: The Unauthorized Biography,” co-host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour on NPR, said that it’s not Northstar or Hulkling. Wicca is not involved. I’m not talking about Fire and Ice. I’m not talking about the Tasmanian Devil. I’m talking about Superman. Even just in terms of visibility, just in terms of the fact that it will attract attention, that counts for something.” Comics have created some controversy with a recent evolution chart.
If comics changed, Weldon argues, they would tell more enthralling stories. It is worthwhile to make superhero comic books more similar to reality outside of them by taking any steps that can be taken. This gives you the opportunity to read stories about more diverse topics, more intriguing topics, and more compelling topics in more ways than one.”
The linchpin of Superman is Jonathan Kent along with his father. In 1938, Clark Kent introduced Superman as a fictional character. Lois Lane became his wife in 1996. Jason began appearing in 2015 and – if we can skip the comic book shenanigans – spent a little time as Superboy before being encouraged by his father to become the new Superman.