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After Coming Out as Bisexual, Superman Comic Sees Unprecedented Sales

After Coming Out as Bisexual, Superman Comic Sees Unprecedented Sales

After Coming Out as Bisexual, Superman Comic Sees Unprecedented Sales

Writer Tom Taylor clapped back at haters on Twitter who said the comic would "go woke, then broke."

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Jon Kent, the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, comes out as bisexual in the upcoming Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 comic and the news absolutely shook the comic book world when it was announced earlier this month.

The news quickly went viral, attracting attention from fans and naysayers alike. But all that attention has pushed the comic series to have "more orders for the upcoming issue than the series’ debut issue," an unprecedented milestone. The publisher has announced that they are also reprinting issues #1-4 of Superman: Son of Kal-El so fans can catch up on the series, which will hit stores on November 23.

Writer Tom Taylor celebrated the historic news on Twitter, clapping back at more conservative readers who said the comic would "go woke, then broke."

"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," said Taylor at the time of the original announcement. "Superman's symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics."

In the story, Jon Kent looks after Earth after his father leaves the plant to fight evil intergalactically. Like his dad, Jon falls for a reporter named Jay Nakamura, who cares for him after the new Superman becomes physically and mentally burnt out from his duties. According to ComicBook, the DC Pride logo will also be found in the upper-lefthand corner of each reprinted issue.

You can pre-order in your local comic book store. 

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Taylor Henderson

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one! 

Taylor Henderson is a PRIDE.com contributor. This proud Texas Bama studied Media Production/Studies and Sociology at The University of Texas at Austin, where he developed his passions for pop culture, writing, and videography. He's absolutely obsessed with Beyoncé, mangoes, and cheesy YA novels that allow him to vicariously experience the teen years he spent in the closet. He's also writing one!