Last year, DC Comics made headlines after Jon Kent – the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, came out as bisexual in Superman: Son of Kal-El.
In the groundbreaking series, Jon has taken over the famous mantel while his father is on a mission in space. The inclusion of an LGBTQ+ Man of Steel was met with immediate praise from comic book fans and critics.
The excitement surrounding the issue also required DC Comics to order reprints due to an “unprecedented” amount of orders. Even though the news was primarily well-received, homophobic fans still inundated Taylor and the comic’s illustrators with death threats.