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Clark Kent And Lois Lane Are Dunzo. Plus Other Iconic, Fictional Couples Who Broke Up.

In the past few years, we’ve seen many celebrity couples split that we really thought would be in it for the long haul. Get ready to add another iconic pair to the list. Apparently, after sniffing butts since 1938 and finally marrying in 1986, Clark Kent and Lois Lane are dunzo. DC Comics is planing a reboot of the Superman franchise to begin on September 28th. And here is their description of the new issue #1: “Clark Kent is single and living on his own. He has never been married. Lois Lane is dating a colleague at the Daily Planet (and his name isn’t Clark Kent).” [Forbes]

So sad. After the jump, other fictional couples who have split.
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Superman’s S&M Fetish

While Clark Kent was changing into his Superman cape and adventuring around saving people, he had a second alter ego who was really into whips and chains. While the Superman comics sold like hotcakes, a second comic book was making the rounds called Nights of Horror. These books featured Superman and Lois Lane getting down and dirty. Joe Shuster, one half of the team who created Superman in the 1930s, lost the copyright to the characters and was receiving practically no money for his hit cartoon. He was super strapped for cash, so he started anonymously freelancing for the mob and took up illustrating these racy comics. Nights of Horror comics were sold under the counter at Times Square bookstores during the early 1950s.

Oh, it gets seedier. In 1954, a neo-Nazi Jewish teen group known called the Brooklyn Thrill Killers went on a murder spree, and many blamed Nights of Horror for being their inspiration. The magazine was deemed so inappropriate that the U.S. Supreme Court banned it. Keep reading »

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