March 11, 2010
One Hot Metropolis Night...
I finally picked up a copy of The Krypton Companion, an in-depth guide to Superman (1958-1986) chock full of fascinating articles and interviews. My jaw fairly dropped when I read this passage from the Elliot S! Maggin interview conducted by Michael Eury:
Eury: You co-wrote, with Cary Bates, a four-parter in Superman #296-299 (Feb-May 1976) where the Man of Tomorrow evaluated the importance of both his identities. He temporarily hung up his cape to be "Clark Kent Forever-Superman Never!" (issue #297), a story that hinted at Clark's intimacy with Lois Lane. In those days before Superman II's Superman/Lois Fortress sleepover and the current comics' marriage of Clark and Lois, did they actually consummate their relationship?
Maggin: Of course they did.
Wow. Looks like Lois had a little trouble applying her lipstick correctly that morning!
Posted by John Glenn Taylor