By ROD McGUIRK, Related Press
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Comedian guide author Tom Taylor says he couldn’t be happier with the response to his portrayal of a brand new Superman as bisexual.
“Individuals (are) contacting me from in all places simply saying they noticed the headline they usually burst into tears. They by no means imagined that Superman may characterize them,” Taylor informed Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio in his hometown Melbourne, Australia.
“I’ve additionally had messages from older queer individuals who mentioned how a lot they need they’d this after they had been youthful and the way grateful they’re that this era has this type of illustration,” he added Wednesday.
DC Comics introduced on Monday on Nationwide Coming Out Day that Jon Kent, son of the unique Superman Clark Kent and reporter Lois Lane, will kiss a male journalist pal Jay Nakamura.
The kiss takes place on challenge 5 of the comedian guide collection, “Superman: Son of Kal-El,” which turns into out there on Nov. 9. The writer describes the 17-year-old new Superman as bisexual.
When requested by DC Comics to write down a brand new incarnation of the Man of Metal, Taylor mentioned he determined “this shouldn’t simply be one other straight, white saga to switch Clark Kent.”
“Earlier than I may even pitch it, Jamie Wealthy, who was the editor on the time at DC Comics, mentioned: ‘Tom, there’s been an thought floating round DC Comics. What do you consider this?’” Taylor mentioned.
“And I’m like: ‘Properly, I used to be going to pitch a queer superman anyway, so we’re on the identical web page earlier than I’ve even written a web page.’ It labored out nice,” Taylor added.
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