The whole strategy behind Superman: Son of Kal-El appears to be an attempt to generate partisan political outrage for media attention. In the just-released #14, the creative team doubles down by having Superman and his male companion flirt with the idea of gay marriage.
Ever since it was first revealed that John Kent’s character was about to have a gay affair—as a 17-year-old with a college-aged boy—the DC title has been propelled into awakened activity.
After a hugely publicized gay kiss in issue #5 of the series, writer Tom Taylor doubled down on introducing far-left politics into the book by organizing Superman’s new rally for climate justice.
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The controversial writer explained in an interview that he was deliberately getting into politics in the story, declaring, “The question for John (and our creative team) is, what should a new Superman be fighting for today? Can a seventeen-year-old Superman fight giant robots? While ignoring the climate crisis? Of course not.”
In the same interview, Taylor noted that Superman would also go to the border to help illegal aliens, describing the illegal crossing as “the ordeal of asylum seekers.”
According to industry rumors, sales didn’t do well for the title, supporting editorial writers in DC throughout its decline. While we don’t have full numbers on current DC Comics as they did before the switch from Diamond Distribution, we do have indications that the book isn’t working as it should have as a Superman title.
Taylor has been on the defensive about sales of Superman, Son of Kal-El, posting on Twitter to claim known numbers are inaccurate, often citing Amazon category sales ratings to try to prove how good the book is. However, after a quick research on how Amazon rankings work, it appears as if the book was selling quite a few copies a day on the site.
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In the current issue, Superman and his friend launch an attack on a place called Gamorra, where they encounter his friend’s mother. It is unclear whether Taylor used intentional irony by naming Gamorra’s gay home with reference to Sodom and Gamorra from the biblical story.
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On one page, John Kent holds a ring to his friend, Jay Nakamura, who begs the question, “A ring?” Continuing with, “I’m sure you’re supposed to be on one knee for this.” This is followed by an awkward exchange by the two male characters who have been working to increase the intensity of their homosexual relationship since the fifth edition.
Long-time Superman fans have not been impressed by the forced offerings of diversity within the DC Comics mainline. A fan stated on social media, “I have stress like me. They write this crap more like a slice of life manga than a superhero comedy.”
“They have a dowry of one trick and a sex swap,” the user continued.
Another noted the age differences between the two characters, tweeting, “Honestly, I’m more surprised that no one brought in that John is 16 and the other guy is in college. That’s the pinnacle of modeling.”
Thomas “Cedre” Burby, The creator of the supercomedy The Colossals on Kickstarter, He gave his opinion on the issue, echoing the sentiments of many fans, saying, “Are they going to stop confusing sex and plot? Please! Do they really want Jon Kent to be remembered as just an LGB Superman?”
“Is that all he can achieve in DC’s eyes?” The user further inquired, adding, “I miss the heroes who focused on saving people, not their sex lives.”
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DC Comics continues to push awakened identity politics in superhero books, and it’s not clear who they intend to try to follow these stories, as the publisher refuses to listen to fan sentiments opposing plots that descend into LGBTQ politics.
No wonder fans and readers are clamoring for something different, and are flocking to books like Eric July Isom #1 in droves, and the book has reached nearly 40,000 sales as of this writing.
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