This is the fiftieth in a series of examinations of comic book urban legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous forty-nine.
COMIC URBAN LEGEND: The Super-books were not going to marry Clark and Lois until the TV show got involved.
It's interesting how things come about, isn't it?
The Super-books at one point did a storyline where Lois and Clark break up.
However, it was then announced that Clark and Lois would be getting married on the TV show, Lois and Clark: The Adventures of Superman, so the comics quickly had to catch up, so eight months after the broke up, they both got BACK together and were quickly married.
So it certainly looked like the TV show forced the comic into marrying the couple. In truth, though, it was actually almost the exact OPPOSITE.
The following piece is from Michael Bailey's article on the 10th anniversary of Superman's death from the Superman Homepage. It's a good deal more efficient than me just splicing together different interviews on the subject.
So yes, years later, it was a push by the TV show that got Clark and Lois married, but not before the TV show KEPT them from being married!