Will Jones (email@example.com) asks: After reading the latest interview with Keith Giffen and Dan Jurgens, whose plans honestly gave me a sense of 'been there, done that', along with the disturbing implication that Lois and Clark are inevitable,which to me is another word for lazy and unimaginitive, I'm wondering why there seems to be such an aversion to taking chances with Superman. In a previous Ask Matt, one fan brought up the possibility of another book in the Superman line, in which you questioned him starring in it, and I'd like to know why Bruce Wayne can have four books of his own but it's too much for Superman to even have three. And I can already see the whole sales argument coming, as valid as it might be, so what about a miniseries for Superman fans who aren't fans of the traditional trappings of the character, in my case the Lois and Clark nonsense.
Matt: Hey, Will! Despite what you took away from that interview, Clark and Lois are NOT inevitable, and in fact it isn't going to happen, at least while I'm on watch duty. There will be romance of varying degrees in both characters' lives in the months to come, but not with each other, so you don't have to sweat that.
As far as launching another Supes title, we first want to get things stabilized for the long-term with SUPERMAN, since we had to change things up just six issues in. I think by the November issue of the book, we'll have a sense of if what we're doing is working, if not before, and then we can look at expanding things further. I've got a trio of ideas for expanding the line, but they need to be done at the right time so they have the best chance of long term success.
I'm excited about this. I've always been annoyed at how Clark and Lois always ends up together. It pisses me off to no end and the fact that we know everytime Superman gets into a relationship with someone else, he would inevitable break up with them to end up with Lois.
But With what DC is going through I applaud their efforts at this new universe to embrace the power of relationships.
Now lets bring back Lana Lang who is Superman's true love and let them be together in the new 52.
Also secondly, I'm excited that we'll be seeing a new Superman book should sales stabilise. I'm currently buying all of the titles in Superman family and would be exhilarated to get a new one to my pull list. Heres my money DC, its whether you want it or not.