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[SPOILERS] Turning point for the new Superman (Superman: Son of Kal-El #5)

[SPOILERS] Turning point for the new Superman (Superman: Son of Kal-El #5)

[SPOILERS] Turning point for the new Superman (Superman: Son of Kal-El #5)

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  1. I’m completely out of the loop. Is this Jon? IIRC he was sent to the future and aged or something and now he’s back?

  2. The usual people will complain but honestly this is the best way to do it, take a newer character that doesn’t have the same baggage as older legacy characters and have them be more representative of our world today. That way you’re not having to worry about messing with canon but still evolving with the times.

    This is pretty much the complete opposite route to what Bendis did with Iceman, I still think that whole plot was Bendis wanting to stroke his ego by permanently changing a legacy hero.

  3. I’m out of the loop. This is Superman from a different world or a relative?

    In any case I hope it works out for him.

  4. on one hand, i’m glad there’s more bi rep

    on the other hand, Daken is still the best bi guy in comics in the last couple of years… and it’s still a shame x-factor got canned.

  5. As a bi dude, I’m glad we are starting to see with Jon and Tim more representation of bi men in media. For a long time the majority of bisexual rep seemed to be focused on women

  6. I love all the hateful comments on YouTube by people you know have no interest in comics in the first place saying that they’re just pandering to sexuality.

    Yeah. Can you imagine that? Comic books pandering to sexuality. Unthinkable! No precedent set. No sir.

  7. I’m shocked… that this is in main continuity. They usually relegate LGBTQ characters to other worlds.

  8. I personally hate this.

    Because the speculators will just make it harder to buy the comic. Why do it in a press release, DC? You’re just giving them time to prepare.

    But good going Jon. He’s a Superman for the new generation, so makes sense to reflect this generations notions of identity in him.

  9. I’m actually pretty cool about this. Jon is a fairly new character, so making him Bi isn’t that big of a change not like it was Tim Drake.

    But you know some people will complain about it.

  10. God I’m so oblivious to this stuff. The entire time I thought Jon got a new friend. Definitely didn’t see this coming lmao

  11. More details at IGN: https://www.ign.com/articles/superman-bisexual-lgbt-jon-kent-dc

    The variant covers are really cute too:

    [cover by Travis Moore and Tamara Bonvillain](https://static0.cbrimages.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Superman–Son-of-Kal-El-5-Variant-Cover-by-Travis-Moore-and-Tamra-Bonvillain.jpeg?q=50&fit=crop&w=740&h=1137&dpr=1.5)

    [cover by Inhyuk Lee](https://static2.cbrimages.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Son-of-Kal-El-5-Variant-Cover-by-Inhyuk-Lee-.jpeg?q=50&fit=crop&w=740&h=1137&dpr=1.5)

  12. Cool. Wasn’t he also starting a relationship with Saturn girl in Legion? Doesn’t count as cheating if she wont be born for a thousand years!

    Developing a supporting cast for Jon is a must. Supergirl (comics) consistently has the same problem where there is 0 supporting cast members and other than being Supergirl 24/7 has no other direction in her life. I hope they don’t make the same mistake with Jon. Develop a secret or semi secret identity and a cast that will survive writer changes.

  13. To be honest, I would prefer if John were still a kid, but if they’re gonna insist on keeping the aged-up thing at least they’re doing something interesting with him.

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