Today, DC officially confirmed that Clark Kent (better known as Superman, less-frequently known as Kal-El) and Lois Lane were never married in the new DC continuity. They aren’t even an item. Lois Lane is dating somebody else.
While I’m not thrilled with it, I’m okay with it. The Clark/Lois/Superman love-triangle is incredibly important to the basic mythology of the character, and while I feel that the marriage provided incredible character growth, I’m not fundamentally opposed to the idea that DC has decided to move in a different direction after fifteen years of the two being married, after twenty years of Lois knowing his secret. I’m enthusiastic about the new creative teams on Superman and (especially) Action Comics, and I look forward to reading the new DC universe.
With that said, I’d like to take a moment to remember this couple, my one-true-pairing in all of comics. They were incredible, partners to the end, which is not something you see in many fictional relationships. Lois Lane was Clark’s equal. For every superpower she lacked, she made up for it in sheer determination and innovation.
I’m going to miss them.