I was thinking about the new 52 relaunch. If I remember right the Superman franchise was one of main reasons DC was looking into the company wide relaunch/reboot.
If DC had chosen to keep the old 52, were there any strong chances that some sort of divorce or erasing of Lois' and Superman's marriage could have happened? If DC hadn't rebooted their franchises, they'd still have been left with 'fixing' the Superman family stories. Marriages in comics seem to never last for key comic book characters. What if DC had decided to some how get rid of Lois and Clark's marriage in the Old 52 to shake up the status qua for his stories?
I'd much rather have a company wide relaunch of all of these characters, than see a Lois/Clark marriage break up. That's how important I feel Lois and Clark's marriage is. If ONE marriage should work for a key superhero, it should be Superman's
I know TECHNICALLY this is the same Lois and Clark in the New 52 and their marriage has been erased due to the whole universe being changed from the Flashpoint event. But the old 52, if I recall, ended Superman or Action Comics with Lois and Superman flying off in the sun set. A happy ending for the old 52 couple. No divorce, no death, no magic erasing of their marriage
So if you were placed in this decision making position at DC and you could either keep the Old 52 but have Lois and Clark's marriage end, or do a reboot where the Old 52 lois and clark had a nice send off as a married couple leading right into a fresh start and new beginning for all the DC characters, what would you pick?
I feel like this post made no sense. I can't seem to word my thoughts well today