Superman writer slams major flaw with Jon Kent reviews reveal
Superman writer Tom Taylor responds to actor Dean Cain’s criticism of Clark Kent’s son who turns out to be bisexual in Superman: Son of Kal-El # 5.
In the wake of Dean Cain’s scathing criticism of Superman, Tom Taylor, longtime screenwriter, speaks up and defends his current series, Superman: Son of Kal-El. Cain, 55, is best known for his work on the ’90s TV show Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which aired for four seasons on ABC. He recently took to Fox and his friends Tuesday to express his grievances over DC Comics’ decision to disclose that Jonathan Kent is bisexual.
In Superman: Son of Kal-El, Jonathan Kent finds his place in the world as a person and as a hero. When Clark Kent leaves the planet, Jonathan officially takes his father’s legendary name and begins an endless battle for “Truth, justice and a better world.” Jonathan faces natural disasters, supervillains, and the perils of everyday life as he tries to balance it all out – and in an upcoming issue (a teaser image of which was revealed on National Coming Out Day) , he begins a relationship with a journalist and another student. , Jay Nakamura.
In response to the revelation, Dean Cain accused DC Comics of “working”, saying “Robin just came out as a bi – who’s really shocked by that one?” The new Captain America is gay. My daughter in Supergirl, where I played the father, was gay. So I don’t think it’s daring or brave or some crazy new direction. ” He also asked if DC would tackle the “real issues”, wondering âThey talk about asking him to fight climate change and the deportation of refugees, and he’s dating some hacktivist, whoever he is. Why do they not make him fight the injustices which created the refugees whose deportation he protests? It would be brave, I would read this. ” Superman writer Tom Taylor then responded via Twitter:
“Why don’t they do it to combat the injustices which created the refugees whose deportation it protests? It would be brave, I would read this. – Dean Cain.
It’s actually a big part of the story we tell. Glad Dean thinks it’s brave and will read our #Superman
– Tom Taylor (@TomTaylorMade) October 13, 2021
Almost all previously published issues of Superman: Son of Kal-El responded to Dean Cain’s criticisms in one way or another. In the second issue, Superman saves a boat full of refugees from a storm and delivers the immigrants to Metropolis, only to be horrified when the police start handcuffing each one. Later in Son of Kal-El # 4, Kent House is destroyed by an explosion, and the culprit (unknown to Superman) is from the Gamorran government – which wanted the United States to return the refugees to their shores. Superman was so devoted to their cause that he was willingly handcuffed along with activists who protested against the government’s actions.
It seems Dean Cain is perfectly willing to criticize the comics, but doesn’t want to read them. This isn’t the first time a Superman writer has responded to Cain when he expresses a fundamentally wrong point of view. It is slightly disheartening that the one who portrayed Superman, champion of all mankind, would be so quick to judge and denigrate.
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