Until this year, however, every comic iteration of Superman has been linked with longtime love Lois Lane. But in an upcoming issue of a new “Superman” series, the Man of Steel enters a bizarre relationship.
The “Superman: Son of Kal-El” series follows Kent as he becomes Earth’s new Superman and grapples with the heavy weight of his new gig. Nakamura, an eyewitness with a bubble-gum pink mop, first appeared as a shoulder for Kent in the third issue of the series when the business of being Superman got too rough.
But in the fifth issue that follows next month, Kent falls in love with a journalist — he Is According to DC, his father’s son – after “mentally and physically passing out of trying to save everyone”.
The plot details of the issue are to be revealed in November, but the comic show depicts Kent and Nakamura sharing a kiss and sitting together on top of a building, with their legs dangling from the side.
Series writer Tom Taylor stated that the development of this new Superman is in line with the values the character has always represented – and, crucially, reflects the experiences of many comic fans.
“The epitome of Superman has always stood for hope, truth and justice,” Taylor said in a statement. “Today, that symbol represents something else. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superheroes in comics.”
Still, Weldon said, a bisexual Superman and queer Robin are worth celebrating—they’re not one-dimensional villains or side characters who are quickly killed off, but “heroes of their own stories.”
Fans can read more about Kent’s growing romance when the fifth issue of “Superman: Son of Kal-El” releases on November 9.