The writer of Superman: Son of Kal-El has shut down rumours that the popular comic has been cancelled.
Back in 2021, DC Comics made headlines after Jon Kent – the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane – came out as bisexual in the groundbreaking series.
Written by Tom Taylor, the LGBTQ+ inclusive story follows Jon as he takes over the famous mantel while his father is on a mission in space.
The inclusion of a bisexual Man of Steel has bene met with praise from comic book fans and critics.
However, despite its continued success amongst readers, the comic has received consistent hate from anti-LGBTQ+ trolls and conservative news presenters like Sky News Australia’s Rowan Dean.
On 11 October, Dean claimed that DC Comics cancelled Superman: Son Of Kal-El after he accused the company of “going woke and broke.”
“Yes, the creators of Superman, DC Comics, are cancelling their gay Superman solo run after abysmal sales,” he said during his newscast.
“Are we really surprised about a climate alarmist, homosexual Superman who turns out to be Kryptonite to readers?”
However, Dean and his claims were swiftly shut down by Taylor in an epic tweet.
Not cancelled. Jon Kent’s solo title is being renamed ‘Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent’. so Jon has an iconic Superman series to himself and to include his name in the title.
As for sales, let’s check what the #1 selling comic is on Amazon right now… oh.
Try reporting facts. pic.twitter.com/bDgnha7gUn
— Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) October 12, 2022
“Not cancelled. Jon Kent’s solo title is being renamed ‘Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent’. So Jon has an iconic Superman series to himself and to include his name in the title,” he wrote.
Taylor also pointed out that alongside the comic’s title change, Superman: Son of Kal-El is doing just fine regarding its sales numbers.
“As for sales, let’s check what the #1 selling comic is on Amazon right now… oh. Try reporting facts,” he added alongside a screenshot of Amazon’s best sellers list.
Taylor’s recent comments come a few days after DC announced Adventures of Superman: Jon Kent as the successor of Superman: Son of Kal-El – which is set to end with its upcoming 18th issue (per Popverse).
In the new six-issue miniseries, Jon will face off against his nemesis Ultraman.
“I couldn’t be more excited for Jon Kent to headline the iconic Adventures of Superman. It’s a real testament to the fantastic response of fans to Jon as Superman,” Taylor said at New York Comic Con.
“This series 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.”