Superman’s son has finally come out to his father as bisexual in an emotional edition of the comic – and of course, he accepts him. The heartfelt moment fans everywhere had been waiting for finally happened in issue 17 of Superman: Son of Kal-El in what was an incredibly well-written back-and-forth between Superman and his son, Jon Kent.
After returning to Earth from his mission on Warworld, Superman discovers his son is in a same-sex relationship with journalist Jay Nakamura. While he accepts his son completely, the world-renowned superhero struggles with the idea Jon might not be ready to open up to him about his sexuality. In the issue, the two eventually talk and when Jon opens up, Superman replies: “No matter what, I will stand beside you. I will defend you. I will love you, and I will always, always be your father.”