There are several undeniable truths in the world of comics, and prior to the New 52 relaunch on DC Comics part, one of those truths was that Superman and Lois Lane were made for each other. It was a romance that had lasted through the separation of two Earths, the complete remodling of the DC timeline on four different occasions, death, transformations, and other weird quirky storylines. But, before 2011, the two always seemed to come back to each other in the end.
I don't know why I wanted to do a Superman piece. It could be that this and a couple other ideas I wanted to do last year for Big Blue's 75th anniversary were long gestating and needed unleashing. It could also be my spectacular dislike for the direction of the New 52 and looked back at the older age in which things were simpler, the villains were goofier, and there was no reason for Jimmy Olson to always turn himself into weird werewolves.
I used the DC Direct Silver Age Superman and Lois Lane figures for this piece. The SA Supes is my favorite, as it combines not only the works of Wayne Boring, Curt Swan, Murphy Anderson, and Al Plastino, but I also a hint of the Fleischer Brothers animated Superman from the early 1940s in there, along with TV actor George Reeves. Its a sculpt that resonates and pops. Lois' is her classic Silver Age look, and along with the Jimmy and Perry White from this period I could effectively do a Silver Age themed piece down the line with the Daily Planet crew.
This was a lot of fun and I hope it hits the right notes of nostalgia.