Meet Superman Jonathan Kent's New Best Pal, Jay Nakamura

In a Nerdist interview, writer Tom Taylor said of his current Superman: Son Of Kal-El series, "he gets one very good friend very early on, by issue three. Someone that he can talk to that can be a confidant like Damian Wayne. And they're going to have a big role in this." Well, it looks like he may have turned up a little early, as Jonathan Kent tries to create a new secret identity that would allow him to go to school, with all the other kids, in today's Superman: Son Of Kal-El #2 drawn by Jon Timms.

Superman Playing In Politics - It Has Consequences, Today (Spoilers)

You know, along with all the kids bringing guns and ammunition to school, labelled "thoughts and prayers," which means that his secret identity doesn't last long. But who's the kid with the pink hair? Well, he has his own secrets in the comic book in question.Superman Playing In Politics - It Has Consequences, Today (Spoilers)

But he is willing to give that up to, in tribute to Jonathan. But who is this kid?

Superman Playing In Politics - It Has Consequences, Today (Spoilers)

Jay Nakamura, a new important part of Metropolis, with a modern journalistic project that might appeal to this son of Lois Lane.

Superman Playing In Politics - It Has Consequences, Today (Spoilers)

And as the politics of the day comes into play. Here's the upcoming cover of issue 5, with a certain Henry Bendix in the background too. How close will this friendship be?

Meet Jonathan Kent's Best New Pal, Jay Nakamura
Meet Jonathan Kent's Best New Pal, Jay Nakamura

(W) Tom Taylor (A/CA) John Timms
Jonathan Kent now dons his father's cape, but can he be Superman and still have a normal life? It's tough in this modern world. Danger is everywhere. The new Superman learns this the hard way on his first day of college, and a deadly attack forces Jon to step from the shadows and into the spotlight—where his identity is exposed to the Truth, an activist news machine ready to upset everything. But first, the son still has some things to learn from his father—and a few cool toys to inherit. Ask yourself, what would you do with your very own Fortress of Solitude? This all-new chapter in the legacy of Man of Steel has only just begun to reveal its surprises! Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 08/24/2021

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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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