That DC reboot could doom Superman and Lois Lane's marriage

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Dec 14, 2012

You know that reboot of its entire universe that DC Comics is planning? Well, it might just wreck one of its most stable and long-lasting relationships.

According to PopcornBiz, the 15-year marriage of Superman/Clark Kent and Lois Lane could go down the tubes as a result of the changes coming to every character and book in the DC line.

Co-publisher Dan DiDio said about the couple's marriage, "Let's just say it's being re-examined, because it's something that I think is ... so valuable to the character's story that you really want to explore all facets of it. Not just as it exists currently."

The wedding took place in 1996 in the comic books, around the same time the characters got hitched on the ABC series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. The marriage in the books outlasted the TV series, and the couple even adopted a son, Chris Kent, who was the offspring of General Zod and Ursa (Chris later got sucked inadvertently into the Phantom Zone with his biological parents).

But the time may have finally come for Kal-El and Lois to hire lawyers. "I think what you're going to see is a lot of big changes for Superman," added Didio. "We really went back to the core of the character. ... I think it's so important for us to make sure Superman stays as relevant today as he did when he first was created back in the '30s."

The possibly soon-to-be-single Superman will make his debut in Action Comics #1, one of 52 DC titles all reverting back to #1 this September.

Strangely enough, the 2007 "One More Day" storyline that rebooted Spider-Man's continuity also featured the end of his marriage to Mary Jane Watson. Do comic book writers have something against happy marriages?

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