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    Default Comic Book Legends Revealed: Did "Lois & Clark" Cause DC to Marry Off Superman?

    Learn how the "Lois & Clark" TV show forced the Superman comics to get their version of the characters hitched in a hurry! Plus, how did a haircut land an inker a job?


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBR News View Post
    Learn how the "Lois & Clark" TV show forced the Superman comics to get their version of the characters hitched in a hurry! Plus, how did a haircut land an inker a job?


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    The ACTUAL question they answer was whether the show and comics were coordinated (especially on the momentum of the relationship). That can definitely be agreed upon as false. I would like to hear from the writers that felt the momentum had gone out of the (comics) relationship, though.

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    It's interesting that there is only the generalization from one guy to characterize several people's feelings for us. Furthermore, there is no insight given as to what the reservations were. Considering current DC policy, I imagine it wasn't resistance to Clark/Lois but rather to a settled down Superman. So, not exactly convincing or illuminating stuff. Whatever the case may be, the idea and push for Lois and Clark to get married originated with DC Comics, and they stuck with it. They had an opportunity with the 2000 pitch to undo it, yet decided against it. They allowed Lois and Clark to wed on Smallville, and to get engaged in the animated Unbound despite that not being a part of the source material for the movie, and they continue to show Lois and Clark married in different timelines and universes, like the New 52's Earth-2.

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    Not sure how 'forced' it was. As the article says there were people pushing for the marriage before the TV show. But in the end they did schedule it to occur at the same time as the show so they could make the most (publicity stunt) out of it. In any event, it doesn't really matter now, the marriage has been undone in the mainstream continuity for about 3 years now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by friendly-fire-press View Post
    Not sure how 'forced' it was. As the article says there were people pushing for the marriage before the TV show. But in the end they did schedule it to occur at the same time as the show so they could make the most (publicity stunt) out of it. In any event, it doesn't really matter now, the marriage has been undone in the mainstream continuity for about 3 years now.
    It hasn't been "undone" at all. There are multiple continuities (multiverses), and one of those continuities (universes) features the Post-Crisis marriage of Superman and Lois Lane. The "mainstream continuity" does not yet have a marriage to do or undo because it is young universe. In fact, the Golden Age, Silver/Bronze Age, and Post-Crisis all ended with a married Lois and Superman. There are even more universes to add to that list if elsewords and other works are included. The bottom line is that DC had the chance to back away from the marriage but continuously decided against it. In fact, DC continues to use the marriage in big events like the upcoming "Convergence."

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