The best and worst reactions to the release of DC’s new Superman as bisexual

Jon Kent, aka Superman, is officially bisexual. (DC Comics)

The news of DC’s bisexual Superman has thrilled many die-hard comic book fans, but conservative commentators find it hard to bear.

DC Comics announced yesterday (October 11) that Jon Kent, the eldest son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, will take over Superman’s torch after his father leaves Earth – and that he will be in a relationship with a man.

The story will be revealed in the November 9 issue Superman: Son of Kal-El # 5, which will see Jon fall in love with journalist Jay Nakamura.

It’s a small detail that will allow LGBT + people “to see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics,” screenwriter Tom Taylor noted, but many experts find it hard to see the positives.

As you might expect, the most hysterical takes came from Fox News, where journalist Raymond Arroyo furiously questioned why DC Comics “sexualized superheroes.”

“Call me when they have a gender stable alley with superheroes that we don’t know about sexualities. Why do they sexualize superheroes? He asked Laura Ingraham.

“I was a child of Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man. I loved these heroes. We just wanted them to get the bad guys, not venereal disease. Leave our comic book heroes alone.

It doesn’t matter that Batman, Superman, Spider-Man, and dozens of other characters have been portrayed in heterosexual relationships for decades – the sight of Superman kissing another man makes him suddenly sexual, apparently.

Then there was former Superman actor Dean Cain, who portrayed the Man of Steel for four seasons in the 1993 TV series. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.

Also appearing on Fox, Cain spoke with disdain about the new inclusive LGBT scenario. “They said it was a bold new direction. I say they are walking on the march, ”he said.

“I don’t think it’s daring or brave or some crazy new direction. If they had done it 20 years ago, it might be daring or courageous. But brave would be to make him fight for gay rights in Iran where they will throw you out of a building for homosexuality.

He said he would like to see Superman fight “real evil in today’s world … real corruption and government excesses.”

The good news: Superman has done it before, as one true comic book fan pointed out.

Thankfully, many other fans were happy to explain why a bisexual Superman isn’t disaster. Fox News would you like to believe it – and it is very much in line with the comics.

Here are some of the best take out.

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