Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021)


Jonathan Kent has experienced a lot in his young life. He’s traveled the galaxies with his Kryptonian grandfather and lived in the future with the Legion of Super-Heroes, who were intent on training him for the day his father, Clark Kent, could no longer be Superman. There is a hole in the Legion’s history that prevents Jon from knowing exactly when that will happen, but all signs point to it being very soon. It’s time for the son to wear the cape of his father and bear the symbol of hope that has told the world who Superman really is.

From: DC Comics

Notes on This Title

The main character of this title is a bisexual seventeen year-old boy who is in a relationship with a boy who seems to be of East Asian descent. There are appearances by the Aerie, a nonbinary Asian character and their girlfriend, Wink, as well as by Aquaman, who is a Black gay teen.

Another supporting character, Dreamer, is a trans woman.




“If you’re looking for wholesome superhero comics, Superman: Son of Kal-El is the best to do it.” (Source: AIPT)

Superman: Son of Kal-El takes the Superman mythos and plants it in the modern era, instantly feeling more vibrant and vital than the exploits of his father (and don’t get me wrong, I have enjoyed many great Clark Kent comics). Jon Kent joins DC Comics’ legion of queer superheros that cover every main franchise under their umbrella, and it’s great to see one with a “Super” symbol on his chest.” (Source: The Queer Review)


AIPT: “Tom Taylor talks endings, beginnings in ‘Superman: Son of Kal-El’ #18

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