By now you’ve probably already read the news that the current DC plan for Lois and Clark is that they will never date in the new 52.
I’m a little angry and confused.
Now I understand the new universe is different and one of the positives of the new 52 is the potential to explore new themes and ideas. It’s great for writers to re-imagine certain interactions, arcs and backstories.
As such I have no problem with Clark and Diana exploring their feelings for each other. In fact it even makes sense.
But never is a long time. And in particular when it comes to Lois and Clark. After all it’s one of the strongest relationships in comic (and even literary) history. Actually, I would say it’s the VERY strongest in comic history. After all it’s one of the very few where the characters actually became stronger after getting together. Lois has always been strong and independent but somehow became even more so after she became part of a couple. In a union with arguably the most powerful being on the planet she more than held her own and shone even brighter for it. Clark on the other hand became even more grounded and relaxed. Their love was inspirational as it was a case of them complementing each other to a point where the sum was far greater than the whole.
She didn’t take a back seat and quite simply it’s one of the few relationships that didn’t jump the shark after they got together.
Why you would want to throw that out and mark it never to be opened simply doesn’t make sense. I simply can’t believe they’d close the door completely on something that rare that actually worked.
And I don’t believe it. Eventually they will have to find their way back to each other. This is surely just some inflammatory PR to get us talking and ranting.
So I plan to enjoy Diana and Clark but I will NOT lose sight of where his heart has always been.