Note to DC Comics: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons figured this out TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO.

(via Steve Bunche.)

10 Responses to Note to DC Comics: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons figured this out TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS AGO.

  1. See, the issue is they are getting crushed by Marvel and they feel they need to do the obvious to get the younger reader. Unfortunately, their relaunch didn’t get them where they wanted to go, and now they are resorting to this…

  2. If Dan Didio is starving for attention, he should try dousing himself in kerosine and light a road flare. He’d get more press coverage and we’d get a potentially funny YouTube video out of it.

  3. I’m gonna go on record as opposing the setting of Dan DiDio — or anyone else — on fire.

  4. “For the Man who has Everything”…still one of my very favorite stories of all time!!!

  5. Idk, I kind of like Superman and Wonder-Woman as a couple. I suppose since I’m more of a Marvel fanboy (don’t get me wrong, I love DC too!) I don’t feel as strongly about the ‘sanctity’ of Superman and Lois’s relationship.

    Plus let’s be real… who else is Superman going to be able to have a physically intimate relationship with (that doesn’t happen to be either his cousin or an alternate universe counterpart of his cousin)? I mean say what you will about ‘appearances don’t matter’ or ‘love transcends species limitations’, but I imagine without some serious prep time and ABSOLUTE self control (which Superman admittedly has, but I mean what’s the fun of ‘being’ with your wife/gf/whatever if you have to focus every fiber of your being into not tearing her in half like a wet tissue? Not very sexy.); Lois and Superman wouldn’t have been able to *ahem* have much fun. Don’t blame Superman, he’s just being practical. Also last I saw of Lois she was galavanting around town with a man who had a habit of answering the door to her apartment half-naked. Clark got friend-zoned and now he gets some much need attention. I say good for him.

  6. I also think it’s worth mentioning Action Comics #600 (1988), the 50th anniversary issue (http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Action_Comics_Vol_1_600), which starts off with Superman kissing Wonder Woman… and she does not reciprocate. They end up fighting alongside each other and parting friends. It’s a great story which goes to the heart of Superman’s identity: he chooses to live as Clark Kent, to hold down a job, to pay rent, to pine after his coworker because he wants to be a human being.
    True, the biology of Superman and Lois is a difficult issue, but it’s not like flying and heat vision make sense. I imagine someone at STAR Labs could whip up a Kryptonite Viagra. I know that the Lois & Clark TV show dealt with this in terms of pregnancy.

  7. “…Lois who?”

  8. punkjay:
    “…Lois who?”

    You know, the mom from “Malcolm in the Middle”. It’s a long story.

  9. RabbiJoe: You know, the mom from “Malcolm in the Middle”. It’s a long story.

    Wondering what their kids would be like.

  10. At least Lois would never see the Invisible Jet parked outside of the house.