DC Comics has published Superman for decades, but reports say they’re having problems with the trademark now that the character is so old. And the company’s way to solve the problem has the internet talking.
Reportedly, Clark Kent will die and his son with reporter Lois Lane, Jon Kent aka Superboy, will take his place. After assuming the role, he will come out as gay.
The big switch will allegedly happen in the upcoming book, Superman: Son of Kal-El.
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“I just found out, I got a little bit of a scoop about what DC’s plans are. Nobody knows this, yet. It hasn’t really been announced, except by me,” former DC Comics artist Ethan Van Sciver said on his popular YouTube show. “The plan is that… Superman’s book… I guess Clark Kent is going bye-bye.”
“DC Comics has had a lot of problems maintaining the trademark for Superman because you know, he’s old. He’s an old character, and the family would desperately like money because their family, their ancestors who created Superman got completely fucked over,” Van Sciver said.
“I mean Superman has made billions and billions and billions of dollars in revenue and those two boys who made up Superman got ‘bupkis,’ they were Jewish, so they got ‘bupkis,’ they got nothing.”
“Clark Kent I guess is going bye-bye and they are going to replace him with Jonathan Kent, and then they are going to announce that Jonathan Kent is gay,” he summed up. “So Superman is effectively gay, everyone. He is gay.”
In a previous comic, Superman “came out” as Clark Kent to inspire a teenager to come out as gay.
Since it will be Jon Kent and not Clark that comes out as gay, it makes tweets like this from the official Superman account much less scandalous.
— Superman (@DCSuperman) August 19, 2021