American comic book publisher, DC Comics, has announced that the new Superman character in its next issue will be bisexual.
The company said in a statement released on Monday that the comic, which follows Jon Kent, son of Clark ‘Kal-El’ Kent and Lois Lane, will see the new strongman fall in love with a male reporter.
In the new comic issue which will be released on November 9, the new bisexual Superman of Earth will fall in love with Jay Nakamura, and the duo would have a romantic relationship.
The new series, ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’, is written by Tom Taylor, writer of the Dark Knights of Steel, and the artist behind Harley Quinn, John Timms, is also part of the project.
The writer of the story, 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.”
“I’m incredibly honoured to be working beside Tom on the Superman: Son of Kal-El series showing Jon Kent tackling his complex modern life, while also saving the world from its greatest threats, villains and menaces,” said the artist John Timms.