Third Eye Spotlight: Superman Son of Kal-El #5!

Published October 13th, 2021

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Jon Kent finds himself in SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #5!

If you’ve been following the story of Jon Kent throughout SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL, you know this is a big deal for a lot of comic fans! Being able to authentically represent communities that deserve the spotlight is so important, and we are pumped for DC to be showing love for the LGBTQIA+ community outside of the month of June!

Showing genuine representation of a bisexual character in a mainstream comic is beyond awesome. And, with Jon Kent being a character with a relatively short history, we are excited to follow his story, and continued discovery as SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL progresses!

We aren’t the only ones excited about the direction of Jon Kent! Superman Son of Ka-El writer Tom Taylor expressed his feelings about superhero representation:

I’ve always said everyone needs heroes and everyone deserves to see themselves in their heroes and I’m very grateful DC and Warner Bros. share this idea. Superman’s symbol has always stood for hope, for truth and for justice. Today, that symbol represents something more. Today, more people can see themselves in the most powerful superhero in comics.

Superman Son of Kal-El writer Tom Taylor.

What’s the scoop on SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL so far?

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. Join writer Tom Taylor (Nightwing, DCeased) and artist John Timms (Infinite Frontier) as they usher in a whole new era for the House of El!

In the upcoming issue #5… Faster than fate. As powerful as hope. Able to lift us all. For all his great power, Jon Kent can’t save everyone, but that won’t stop him from trying. How much can Earth’s new Superman do before this Man of Steel buckles? And when he does, who swoops in to save Superman?

Just like his father before him, Jon Kent has fallen for a reporter. After initially striking up a friendship with reporter Jay Nakamura, he and Jon become romantically involved in the pages of SUPERMAN: SON OF KAL-EL #5. Following a scene where Superman mentally and physically burns out from trying to save everyone that he can, Jay is there to care for the Man of Steel.

Want to jump on board with the story? We’ve got you covered!

Eager to see where this story started, and make sure that you’re on board for everything that’s still to come? If you’re as excited as we are for the future of Jon Kent, you won’t want to miss this upcoming issue, or any ones beyond that! Click here to add SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL to your pull list!

Want to make sure you get your copy of SUPERMAN SON OF KAL-EL #5 when it drops? Click here to browse our website and preorder for mail order, or in-store pickup! We’ve got the incredible variant covers, for issue 5, bundles, and more! Plus, there are still quantities of the preceding issues to make sure you get caught up!