DC has officially declared Superman is not a straight white man:
DC Comics’ Superman is now bisexual, and a forthcoming issue features a romantic encounter between the Man of Steel and a male reporter. The superhero’s woke makeover has caused some controversy, to say the least.
Jon Kent, son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, is a thoroughly modern superhero. He fights climate change and school shootings, and uses his superpowers to stop the deportation of illegal immigrants. Now, in the latest issue of ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’, he comes out as bisexual, with the comic’s pages depicting a kiss between the Man of Steel and Jay Nakamura, a reporter.
“Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth, and for justice,” writer Tom Taylor said in a statement on Monday. “Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.”
Created back in 1938, Superman was always the quintessential American hero: Strong, masculine, and fighting for “truth, justice, and the American way.” However, DC Comics amended this catchphrase in July when Jon Kent’s story began in the first issue of ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’, swapping his father’s original patriotic declaration for “Truth, justice, and a better world.”
However, Marvel Editor-in-Chief is, despite yellowfacing as “Akira Yoshida”, which has unsurprisingly offended the social justice warriors who recently cancelled former Marvel illustrator Joe Bennett.
Steven S. DeKnight, the Spartacus creator and Daredevil Season 2 showrunner who recently began to dip into the realm of comic book writing with a series of short Marvel stories surrounding some of the company’s more street level heroes, has announced that he will no longer work with the comic book publisher after discovering that C.B. Cebulski was promoted to and kept on at his current role as EIC despite having a documented history of falsely presenting himself as an Asian comic creator.
Basing the pseudonym off of his then-current residence in Japan and his ability to speak Japanese, Cebulski would go on to write a number of ‘Japanese-themed’ titles for Marvel, including Elektra: The Hand and Wolverine: Soultaker, which leaned heavily on Japanese imagery and self-purported by ‘Yoshida’ to be influenced by his own Japanese identity.
I wonder what the SJWs are going to do when they find out about all the men in the comics industry who pretend they are women?
And in not-entirely-unrelated news, Arkhaven Comics has released its new interface for Arktoons, making it easier to navigate and find recently-released episodes.