CNB News — DC Comics made the announcement on National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBT awareness day started in the US that its latest Superman, Jon Kent, will be bisexual.
In its next comic book issue which is due for release in November, Jon is said to be pictured in a same-sex relationship with his friend Jay Nakamura.
The storyline is part of ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’, a series following Jon as he takes on the mantle of Superman from his father, Clark Kent. Since the series was released in July, Jon has already fought wildfires caused by climate change, scuppered a high school shooting, and protested against the deportation of refugees.
In an earlier issue, Jon struck up a friendship with Jay – a bespectacled, pink-haired reporter.
DC Comics said the pair will become romantically involved in the upcoming fifth issue, after Jon “mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can”.
He said that, despite backlash from “trolls” on social media, reaction to the storyline has been overwhelmingly positive.