‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ writer Tom Taylor continues to embrace woke politics and teases Jon Kent and boyfriend Jay Nakamura’s gay marriage in new issue

It seems like the whole strategy behind Superman: Son of Kal-El is to attempt to generate partisan political outrage to get media attention. In the just-released issue #14, the creative team doubles down on having Superman and his male companion flirt with the idea of ​​gay marriage.

Source: Superman: Son of Kal-El #14 “Siege of Gamorra” (2022), DC Comics. Lyrics by Tom Taylor. Drawing by Cian Tormey.

Since it was first revealed that the character Jon Kent was going to have a same-sex relationship – as a seventeen-year-old high schooler with a college-aged boy – DC has taken the title further in activism awake.

After a hugely publicized gay kiss in issue #5 of the series, writer Tom Taylor doubled down on injecting far-left politics into the book by having the new Superman march for climate justice.

Source: Superman: Son of Kal-El #7 “The Rising, Part 1” (2022), DC Comics. Lyrics by Tom Taylor. Cover by John Timms.

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The controversial writer explained in an interview that he was intentionally going into politics in the story, saying, “The question for Jon (and for our creative team) is, what should a new Superman be fighting for today? today? Can a seventeen-year-old Superman fight giant robots while ignoring the climate crisis? Of course not.”

In the same interview, Taylor hinted that Superman would also travel to the border to help illegal aliens, calling illegal crossings “the plight of asylum seekers.”

Source: Superman: Son of Kal-El Vol. 1 #5 “Who Got You?” (2021), DC Comics. Art by John Timms and Gabe Eltaeb.

Industry rumors have it that sales haven’t fared well for the title, the DC editorial-backed book throughout its decline. While we don’t have full numbers on current DC Comics like they had before they moved on from Diamond Distribution, we do have indicators that the book isn’t performing as well as a Superman title should be.

Taylor has been defensive about sales of Superman, Son of Kal-El, posting on Twitter to claim known numbers are inaccurate, often citing Amazon category sales rankings to try to prove how well the book is doing. . However, after a cursory search of how Amazon rankings work, it appears that the book only sells a handful of copies per day on the site.

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In the current issue, Superman and his boyfriend launch an attack on a place called Gamorra, where they encounter his boyfriend’s mother. It is unclear whether Taylor used intentional irony in naming a homosexual’s home Gamorra in reference to Sodom and Gamorra from the biblical story.

Source: Superman: Son of Kal-El #14 “Siege of Gamorra” (2022), DC Comics. Lyrics by Tom Taylor. Drawing by Cian Tormey.

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On one page, Jon Kent hands a ring to his boyfriend, Jay Nakamura, who asks the question: “A ring? followed with, “I’m pretty sure you’re supposed to be down on one knee for this.” There follows an awkward exchange between the two male characters which increases the intensity of their homosexual relationship since the fifth issue.

Source: Superman: Son of Kal-El #14 “Siege of Gamorra” (2022), DC Comics. Lyrics by Tom Taylor. Drawing by Cian Tormey.

Longtime Superman fans aren’t impressed with the forced displays of diversity within DC Comics’ mainline. One fan said on social media: ‘I have gay fatigue. They write this shit like it’s a slice of life manga rather than a superhero comic.

“They have a one-trick pony and it’s an exchange of sexuality,” the user continued.

Source: @katarucreator, Twitter

Another pointed out the age differences between the two characters, tweeting: “Honestly I’m more surprised that no one brings up Jon as 16 and the other guy is in college. He’s the peak predictor .

Source: @Magamanomega, Twitter

Thomas “Cider” Burpee, the creator of The Colossals superhero comic book on Kickstarter, gave his take on the matter, echoing the sentiment of many fans, saying, “Would they stop simply to confuse gender with plot? PLEASE! Do they really want Jon Kent to be remembered as an LGB Superman?”

“Is that all he can achieve in DC’s eyes?” the user further asked, adding, “I miss heroes who focus on rescuing people, not their sex lives.”

Source: @CiderHype, Twitter

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DC Comics continues to push its woke identity policy in superhero books, and it’s unclear who they intend to try following these stories as the publisher refuses to listen to fan sentiment. opposing top-down conspiracies in LGBTQ politics.

It’s no wonder fans and readers are clamoring for something different, flocking to books like Eric July’s Isom #1 in droves, with the book reaching nearly 40,000 sales to date.

Source: Superman: Son of Kal-El Vol. 1 #11 “The Right Path” (2022), DC Comics. AAPI variant coverage by Brian Ching and Rain Beredo.

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