Till this 12 months, although, each comedian iteration of Superman has been besotted with longtime love Lois Lane. However in an upcoming challenge of a brand new “Superman” sequence, the Man of Metal enters right into a queer relationship.
The “Superman: Son of Kal-El” sequence follows Kent as he turns into Earth’s new Superman and grapples with the immense weight of his new gig. Nakamura, a bespectacled author with a bubble-gum pink mop, first appeared within the sequence’ third challenge as a shoulder for Kent to lean on when the enterprise of being Superman will get too tough.
However within the forthcoming fifth challenge, coming subsequent month, Kent falls for the journalist — he is his father’s son — after he “mentally and bodily burns out from attempting to avoid wasting everybody that he can,” in accordance with DC.
The particulars of the problem’s plot are to be revealed in November, however photos from the comedian present Kent and Nakamura sharing a kiss and sitting collectively atop a constructing, their legs dangling off the sting.
Sequence author Tom Taylor mentioned the evolution of this new Superman is protecting with the values the character has at all times represented — and, importantly, displays the experiences of many comedian followers.
“Superman’s image has at all times stood for hope, for fact and for justice,” Taylor mentioned in a press release. “Right this moment, that image represents one thing extra. Right this moment, extra individuals can see themselves in probably the most highly effective superhero in comics.”
Nonetheless, Weldon mentioned, a bisexual Superman and queer Robin are value celebrating — they don’t seem to be a one-dimensional villain or aspect character who’s shortly killed off, however the “heroes of their very own tales.”
Followers can learn extra about Kent’s burgeoning romance when the fifth challenge of “Superman: Son of Kal-El” is launched on November 9.