UP, UP AND TOO GAY: DC Comics Cancels Bisexual Superman

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DC Comics has announced the removal of the book series chronicling the life of a bisexual version of Superman.

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Superman: Son of Kal-El – which centers on Jonathan Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – launched a year ago but met with little success.

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DC announced at New York Comic Con that the 18th issue would be its last.

Jon Kent debuted in July 2021, dealing with the kinds of social issues that many 17-year-olds have to deal with: school shootings, climate change, and the refugee crisis.


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But it wasn’t until October last year in the series’ fifth issue that the character’s sexuality was explored, when he entered into a relationship with Jay Nakamura, a journalist with heroic qualities who is inspired by Lois.

“The idea of ​​replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity,” Tom Taylor, the series writer, told The New York Times at the time of Jon Kent coming out of the closet.

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Comichron, a public database of comic book sales figures, estimated that 68,800 copies of the first issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El were sold, making it the 17th best-selling comic of July 2021 .

However, the fourth issue sold a measly 37,500 copies and last month only 34,000 copies were purchased.

Gabe Eltaeb, who worked as a colorist for DC Comics but quit over woke changes, took Twitter to celebrate the end of the series.

Despite being canceled, the comic book publisher assured fans that Jon Kent would continue to do his thing in The Adventures of Superman.

« I couldn’t be more excited to have Jon Kent headline the iconic The Adventures of Superman“, said Taylor.

« It’s a true testament to the fantastic fan response to Jon as Superman. »


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