Peter G (sinetimore) wrote,
Peter G

With This Ring, I Promise To Love You Until The Next Retcon

Dan Didio has made it official.

With the relaunch of DCnu, Superman and Lois Lane are no longer married.

You know, I've heard a lot of people taking potshots at DCnu as being "Brand New Day" done over.  While this certainly bolsters the claim, this is the result of a cataclysmic disturbance in the multiverse, not making a deal with the devil.  So DC still has the edge on this one.

As I'm not much of a Superman reader, this pretty much gets a shrug from me.  During most of the run, Lois was either 1) a damsel in distress 2) trying to prove Clark Kent was Superman or 3) if the opportunity knocked, doing both at once.  I remember everyone up in arms when Lois and Clark did get married.  Oh, you're gonna change the character forever!  But the marriage didn't really add anything to the mix.  And I sometimes wondered how long the marriage would be permitted by editorial, given that they kept revamping Supes' origin every time they had a new story arc for all the Super titles going on.

I guess I ultimately don't see what makes this a big deal.  I mean, based on responses and that fact that it's making the comic news press, it must be important.  But since it simply returns things to a status quo that existed for over half a century, and since the event itself was ultimately pretty arbitrary, I just don't see why everyone is hyping so much.

Besides, you know this is being done just to get attention, there's no real reason behind it.  It reminds me of watching Indiana Jones And The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull -- it was obvious everything was done from a "look at this!  Isn't this awesome?!?" perspective instead of creating something in service to the story, so I didn't complain, I just rolled with it.

Yes, it is a completely mercenary move on DC's part.  What isn't nowadays?
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