Revealed at IGN this morning, DC Comics announced that Jonathan Kent will hook up with Jay Nakamura, the hacker friend and Lois Lane fanboy readers have been seeing Jon get close to in the pages of Superman: Son of Kal-El. For those who aren’t familiar, Jon is Clark and Lois’ son, the former Superboy, and now currently the actual Superman of the DC Universe after the events of Future State. While Clark has been off-world, Jon’s been tackling duties on Earth as the Man of Steel, even at his young age. He’s really just been saving the day over and over, but now he’ll at least have someone to confide in by his side..
“We are in a very different and much more welcome place today than we were 10, or even five years ago,” Son of Kal-El writer Tom Taylor told IGN about the decision to have Jon come out as bisexual now. “When I was asked if I wanted to write a new Superman with a new #1 for the DC Universe, I knew replacing Clark with another straight white savior could be a real opportunity missed. I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes. Today, Superman, the strongest superhero on the planet, is coming out.”