Jonathan Kent—the son of Clark Kent, Superman—is coming out as bisexual. Jon Kent, known as “the Superman of Earth,” is set to come out in the Nov. 9th issue of DC's “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5.”
This is considered the highest profile example of comic book publishers expanding the LGBTQ representation in their pages, but it is hardly the first. In August, DC published an issue in which Tim Drake—aka Batman‘s sidekick, Robin—came out as bi. Other major characters include Batwoman, Harley Quinn, Alan Scott (Green Lantern), and Marvel’s Iceman, America Chavez (aka Miss America) and Northstar — one of the very first openly gay comic book characters when he came out in 1992.
Tom Taylor (“Dark Knights of Steel”) penned “Superman: Son of Kal-El #5,” and John Timms (“Harley Quinn”) was the artist.