Jonathan Kent Introduces A Special Friend To His Parents (Spoilers)

A few months ago, Bleeding Cool reported internal editorial and creative discussion at DC Comics that Jonathan Kent, was going to be defined as a queer young man. Gay, bi, pan, it wasn't nailed down, per se, but that he would have a boyfriend. And with the launch of Superman: Son of Kal-El, there did seem to be a prominent favourite in that role. The activist journalist, and Jonathan's fellow college student, Jay Nakamura. And with today's Superman: Son Of Kal-El #3, after bailing the son out of jail because, you know, politics. it's time for Jay to meet the father.

Jonathan Kent Introduces His Special Friend To His Parents
Superman: Son Of Kal-El #3

And the mother. The latter of which doesn't go quite as well as you might have hoped. Note the repeat beat of "friend".

Jonathan Kent Introduces His Special Friend To His Parents
Superman: Son Of Kal-El #3

Turns out that for Jay Nakamura, having Lois Lane as a mother is a much bigger deal than Superman. Almost as if the comic should be called Superman: Son Of Lois Lane. Maybe for the sequel?

Jonathan Kent Introduces His Special Friend To His Parents
Superman: Son Of Kal-El #3

If they do end up in a relationship of course, at least Jay will be fine with Jonathan's mother. Although by the look of this, that could be weird in a whole different way.

Jonathan Kent Introduces His Special Friend To His Parents
Superman: Son Of Kal-El #3

I once had an advertising work colleague who went on a date with someone whom it turned out, was a reader of mine, and when my name came up in conversation, for some reason I can't even fathom, and he confessed this admiration, she decided she could never see him again. It would be just too weird. This seems like that times a thousand…

SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #3 CVR A JOHN TIMMS
(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent hasn't been Superman for long, but he's upset some powerful people with his heroism. And the underground news source known as the Truth is helping Jon open his eyes to evils in the world that could be more powerful than the new Man of Steel. Continuing the brand-new saga of Superman from Tom Taylor, the writer of Nightwing, and John Timms, artist on Future State: Superman of Metropolis. Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 9/28/2021

 

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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