Superman’s Boyfriend’s Secret Identity Has Just Been Exposed to the World

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Jon Kent’s Boyfriend Accidentally Reveals His Secret Identity In Superman: Son of Kal-El.

In the twelfth issue of the title by writer Tom Taylor and artists Cian Tormey and Ruairi Coleman, Jon and his masked boyfriend, Jay Nakamura, publicly confront US Senator Henderson for aiding Gamorran President Henry Bendix by abducting the metahuman S.T.A.R. Labs’ faultline, with Bendix later using her to attack Kent’s farm. During the confrontation, Henderson transforms into a tentacled monster, prompting Jay to use his phasing abilities to stop Henderson. However, Jay removes his mask in doing so, allowing everyone to see who he really is, which could have major ramifications in the title going forward.


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First appeared in Superman: Son of Kal-El #2, Jay is the son of former Gamorran President Sara Nakamura. After Bendix won the presidential election against Sara, he had her and Jay kidnapped, who was experimented on to give her powers. After escaping with the help of the Revolutionaries, Jay later became “Gossamer”, the masked voice behind The Truth, a group of journalists working to expose lies and corruption.

As part of The Truth, a member chooses to keep their true identity a secret. While Jon’s civilian life away from Superman has been public for some time now, Jay’s has not. If The Truth members didn’t know who Jay was before, they do now, and so does President Bendix. Prior to this reveal, the Gamorran leader was already targeting superheroes like Jon and Nightwing with the help of Superman’s nemesis Lex Luthor.


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Jay is about to become a superhero himself. When Superman: Son of Kal-El #14 releases in August 2022, he will receive his own super costume to “become the superhero Jon knows he can be”. However, it is unknown if he will have his own superhero name at the time of writing. Except for removing his glasses unlike some Supermen who use them for disguise, Jay’s new costume will have no mask to hide his identity.

Jon, Jay and the Revolutionaries will go head-to-head with Bendix this summer, and they just gained a new ally in Superman: Son of Kal-El #12: Krypto the Superdog. As for other allies, the next issue should introduce Dreamer, based on the character of actress Nicole Maines from super girl, which marks his first appearance in DC’s main continuity. Maines will co-write the next issue alongside Taylor.


Superman: Son of Kal-El #12 is written by Taylor with pencil and ink by Tormey and Coleman, further ink by Scott Hanna and Raül Fernandez, color by Federico Blee and Matt Herms, and lettering by Dave Sharpe. The issue’s main cover is by Travis Moore and Tamra Bonvillain, with variant covers contributed by Roger Cruz, Norm Rapmund, Luis Guerrero, Mario “Fox” Foccillo, Prasad Rao and David Talaski. The issue is on sale now from DC Comics.

Source: DC Comics

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