The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has reportedly been sent to the residences of some DC Comics illustrators and producers - as recent protests over the current Superman’s bisexuality became actual threats.
According to TMZ and its inside sources, DC Comics personnel asked the LAPD to watch the homes of some creatives as well as the comics offices at Warner Bros. Studios.
Around three weeks ago, the current Superman, Jon Kent—the 17-year-old son of Clark Kent who has taken the reigns of the red cape for today’s generation, was revealed to be bisexual after a recent section of the current series, Superman: Son of Kal-El.
Within the series, the young Superman is seen kissing Jay Nakamura, a magenta-haired reporter who anonymously runs a journalistic site called The Truth.
The new Superman is also said to be more focused on social issues on Earth than conflict with villains.
“I think Clark said it best when he left Earth in Jon’s hands. Clark was the Superman of tomorrow. Jon is the Superman for the days after... Can a 17-year-old Superman battle giant robots while ignoring the climate crisis? Of course not. Can someone with super sight and super hearing ignore injustices beyond his borders? Can he ignore the plight of asylum seekers?” DC writer Tom Taylor told IGN last month.
One of DC’s critics includes Dean Cain, a former live-action superhero actor for the 1993 to 1997 series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman.
In an interview, he told Fox & Friends the following: “They said it’s a bold new direction. I say they’re bandwagoning.”
Cain continued: “But brave would be having him fight for the rights of gay people in Iran where they’ll throw you off a building for the offense of being gay.”
Superman is one of the latest superheroes to be a part of the LGBT+ community in the past year. X-Men’s Kate Pryde, the new Captain America, and Robin, Batman’s sidekick, have also come out.