By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
Superman has come out as bisexual, following Batman’s Robin revealing he’s bi and months after a version of Marvel’s Captain America said he is gay .
Jon Kent, son to DC comic books legends Clark Kent and Lois Lane claims he’s attracted to both women and men.
He revealed this whilst making the announcement in the November issue of the Superman: Son of Kal-El comic book.
“I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful to DC and Warner Bros.
“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 plot of the movie shows that while Jon’s father has taken a break away from earth, Jon was Jon is wearing the famous cape and saving the planet. The distinction now is on the love life, rather than falling in love with a reporter as thought, he fell in love with a man his old college friend Jay Nakamura.
DC Chief Creative Officer and Publisher Jim Lee added: “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. We can have Jon Kent exploring his identity in the comics as well as Jon Kent learning the secrets of his family on TV on [series] Superman & Lois. They coexist in their own worlds and times, and our fans get to enjoy both simultaneously.”
While this new addition to his role is perceived as a progress to some fans, others especially known faces in a conservative circles lashes and slams it.
Dean Cain, who played Superman in Lois & Clark has slammed the comic book writers for this new move while saying “They said it’s a bold new direction, I say they’re band-wagoning.
“Robin just came out as bi — who’s really shocked about that one? The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in [the TV series] Supergirl, where I played the father, was gay. So I don’t think it’s bold or brave or some crazy new direction.
“If they had done this 20 years ago, perhaps that would be bold or brave. Brave would be having him fighting for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay…
“Or fighting for the rights of women to attend school and have the ability to work and live and boys not to be raped by men under the new warm and fuzzy Taliban — that would be brave.” he concluded.