DC Comics has announced that its latest Superman, Jon Kent, will be bisexual.
In its next comic book issue, due for release in November, Jon will be pictured in a same-sex relationship with his friend reporter friend Jay Nakamura. Like father, like Son.
The storyline is part of ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’, a series following Jon as he takes on the mantle of Superman from his father, Clark Kent.
DC Comics made the announcement on National Coming Out Day, an annual LGBT awareness day started in the US.
Since the series was released in July, Jon has already fought wildfires caused by climate change, scuppered a high school shooting, and protested against the deportation of refugees.
In an earlier issue, Jon struck up a friendship with Jay – a bespectacled, pink-haired reporter.
DC Comics said the pair will become romantically involved in the upcoming fifth issue after Jon “mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can”.
The coming out of America’s most famous superhero comes as more comic books embrace diversity.
“Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics,” said Tom Taylor, who writes the series.