The comic company says the superhero’s sexuality will be revealed in the 9 November issue of Superman: Son of Kal-El.
“I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros share this idea,”
writer Tom Taylor
“Dude it’s so cool that we’re now in a time where we’re getting so much more diversity and representation in media. Superman, arguably the greatest and most well-known comic book superhero, coming out as bisexual in the comics is huge and amazing! Hell yeah @TomTaylorMade!”
graphic designer Kunal Chopra.
The last time DC wrote about adoption was the premiere of DC’s Stargirl introduced us to Jenni-Lynn Hayden, perhaps better known as Jade, the ring-slinging daughter of original Green Lantern Alan Scott.
“Her mother is Rose Canton, a plant-based villain named Thorn, and her father is Alan Scott, the Golden Age Green Lantern. Rose was afraid that her split personality Thorn would harm her children, so she secretly gave Jenni and her twin brother up for adoption. That’s right, Jade has a twin brother! And if you find that surprising…well, so did Jade! She didn’t learn about her brother Todd until she was grown.”
Ok fair enough, If superman himself is adopted, why haven’t the writers of DC Comics talking about the trauma of adoption?
Why? Because Americans and the rest of the world are in love with the unicorn idea of adoption not the reality! Locked records, stolen identities, c-ptsd from infant separation. These facts and more are inherently imbedded in adoption period! Even lgbtq adoption. No amount of love negates the trauma suffered, EVER! #Superman #DCFanDome #dccomics #adoption #lgbtq #adoptiontrauma
If DC Comics were truly about diversity, inclusivity and human rights, Adoption Laws and reform would already be addressed.
It’s time we talked about it.
Brandon A. Dorfman Beautifully addressed Marvel’s Attempt at addressing Adoption here.