DC Comics Accepts ‘Gay Superman’ Was Not a Hit With Readers After All

After only about a year and a half of publication, DC announced the discontinuation of Tom Taylor’s homosexual Superman comic book at the New York Comic-Con.

 

 

It’s clear from the news of the cancellation that the book wasn’t exactly breaking any sales records. Despite the revelation, DC Comics also announced that Jon Kent’s story  will be continued in a limited miniseries starring Val-Zod, the Black Superman. Additionally, DC Comics revealed that Action Comics would adapt its format to include three Superman stories each issue and that a second Superman ongoing book would showcase the Clark Kent version of the legacy character in his original, heterosexual lifestyle.

 

 

Writer Tom Taylor says the miniseries “is going to be one of the most action-packed books I’ve ever written and Jon is going to be tested more than ever before. While we can tell you the Superman of Earth-2, Val-Zod, and Jon’s nemesis, Ultraman, will be key characters in the early part of Adventures of Superman, what we’re going to reveal at the end of issue #2 will have everyone talking and issue #3 launches us in a direction that no one will see coming.”

 

Tom Taylor promises the new miniseries will be “the most action packed” comic he’s ever written, but where was his dedication to entertaining Superman fans when he was mocking readers who didn’t want a gay Superman? Of course Taylor, and DC, refer to Jon Kent as “bisexual,” but does anyone really think readers will ever see the character date a girl? Is that what he’s hinting at about issue no.3?

 

 

 

Matt McGloin of Cosmic Book News broke the news

 

So the gay Superman ongoing has been canceled and instead only gets a six-issue limited series probably with a bunch of variant covers to artificially increase sales, Action Comics features three Superman stories, and Clark Kent is back as Superman in a new ongoing.

It’s been said DC Comics is in danger of totally getting canceled by Warner Bros. Discovery, and CEO David Zaslav, but now we see DC Comics is releasing higher profile comics such as Spawn Batman by McFarlane and Capullo, Silvestri on Batman Joker, Geoff Johns is back, Batman movie producer Michael Uslan is involved with a DC comic; so I’m guessing WBD probably told Jim Lee to start to fix things or they’re done for (DC also no longer has office space at WBD).

The gay Superman is Jonathan Kent, the son of Clark Kent, the original Man of Steel, and Lois Lane.

DC Comics first announced the gay Superman last year when Jonathan Kent became romantically involved with reporter Jay Nakamura in Superman: Son of Kal-El #5 which saw thousands of fans stop buying the title.

 

DC Comics will never admit it, but the comic book sold terribly and that’s why it’s being shifted to a limited series with a scheduled ending. There is no other reason for it.

Todd Fisher

Todd lives in Northern California with "the wife," "the kids," "the dogs," "that cat," and he occasionally wears pants. His upcoming release, "Are You Woke Enough Yet?", is the culmination of too much time on social media and working in the film industry.

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