The latest version of the iconic comic book hero Superman will be coming out as bisexual in an upcoming issue, according to CNN.
The Superman in question is actually not the original “Man of Steel,” Clark Kent, who has held the title for over 80 years, but is instead the son of Kent and his longtime love interest, reporter Lois Lane. In the upcoming fifth issue of the series “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” Jon Kent will start a relationship with a purple-haired male reporter named Jay Nakamura, thus revealing himself to be bisexual.
DC Comics, the creator of Superman, has marketed the upcoming issue with a rainbow logo reading “DC Pride.” Tom Taylor, a current writer for the series, released a statement saying that “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 change to one of the most enduring icons of American popular culture is just the latest in a pattern of perversions of various comic book characters. Other DC characters who have had their sexual preferences changed include the second iteration of Batman’s sidekick Robin, Tim Drake, who was made gay; the lesser-known character Batwoman, Kate Kane, was made a lesbian; and Harley Quinn, a longtime henchwoman and lover of the iconic villain The Joker, started a lesbian relationship with fellow villainness Poison Ivy.
However, even this latest effort is not enough for some activists on the far-left. Glen Weldon, a writer for NPR who specializes in coverage of comic books, has said that despite the “progress” made with a bisexual Superman, it is still not enough because the sexuality changes were not made to the original, truly iconic characters of the franchise, such as the original Clark Kent or even the original Robin, Dick Grayson.