Fittingly, after a relationship lasting some 70 years, their wedding was treated as a huge event by D.C. Though it now seems a foregone conclusion, their marriage was not always seen as inevitable. The pair has faced every problem a couple can in the world of superhero comics, and then some.
The question of their physical compatibility often raises its head, both because of his immense strength, and his extra-terrestrial nature. This problem could be said to affect many civilian partners of superheroes.
Superman’s reluctance to marry Lois has seen her wed to others such as Batman and even Jimmy Olsen in her time, and their love seemed entirely doomed when the early ’90s saw the death of Earth’s greatest protector. But like all true, great loves, throughout all the many and varied incarnations of Superman, he and Lois are fated, soulmates, and he returned to her in time for an ambitious crossover between the comics and the charming and popular television series Lois and Clark: the New Adventures of Superman.
The couple were finally wed simultaneously on the show and in the comic in 1996, and though Lois retained the name Lane for professional reasons, and presumably for the sheer joy of alliteration, the Kents remain the greatest marriage in all of superhero comics.