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Superman Coming Out As Bi In Upcoming DC Comic

Wow.  The lines of sexuality continue to muddy in a way that hopefully puts an end to even needing to present your sexual preference to begin with.

DC Comics’ upcoming issue Superman: Son of Kal-El comic comes out November 9th and in this version of the franchise, Superman is Jon Kent. Son of Clark Kent.  And HE’s the one about to get his freak on.

In panels released from the comic, readers get to meet the young Kent’s love interest—Jay Nakamura, a reporter, natch. Issue no. 5 will show Jon and Jay’s blossoming friendship which turns romantic after the reporter takes care of the Man of Steel who is feeling mentally and physically burned out from trying to keep everyone safe.

“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,” writer Tom Taylor said in a statement. “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.”

Love it.