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Superman to come out as bisexual in new DC Comics issue

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Moboluwade Tobiloba

DC Comics has announced that the new Superman — the son of Clark Kent and journalist Lois Lane — has taken “a bold new direction” in his fictional life and will come out as bisexual in an upcoming comic issue due November 9.

The announcement coincided with Monday’s National Coming Out Day, which began in 1988 to mark the anniversary of the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights and has since become an annual event held on October 11. Although it started in the United States, it is now marked in many places all over the world.

Little has been revealed about the storyline, but DC Comics revealed that the plot will see Jon Kent strike up a friendship and later fall for pink-haired reporter Jay Nakamura.

The romance will bloom after Jon seeks support from the stresses of “trying to save everyone that he can” in the pages of “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5,” written by Tom Taylor alongside artist John Timms.

Taylor said, “I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this idea.”

“Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice,” he added.

The decision, however, sparked some backlashes on social media as many have kicked against the idea.

Ohio-based Republican politician Josh Mandel tweeted, “Bisexual comic books for kids. They are literally trying to destroy America.”

While the deputy leader of a small, right-leaning British political party, Martin Daubney, said, “One by one, the woke virus consumes the heroes of yore.”

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