Superman & Lois finally heads to the UK

After a seemingly-long wait for a UK broadcaster, fans were delighted to hear BBC One has announced that they’ve picked Superman & Lois.

Tyler Hoechlin and Elizabeth Tulloch appear as the titular characters, in the critically acclaimed CW drama. Which will premiere on Saturday nights in December.

The series is a spin-off to the hit CW series Supergirl, Hoechlin has been a fan-favourite as Clark Kent, ever since he first appeared to help his super-powered cousin. Tulloch’s Lois Lane was introduced for the multi-show crossovers Elseworlds and Crisis on Infinite Earths, as part of Greg Berlanti’s ‘Arrowverse’.

The summary for the series, which aired in the United States this summer, is below:


After years of facing megalomaniacal supervillains, monsters wreaking havoc on Metropolis, and alien invaders intent on wiping out the human race, the pair come face-to-face with one of their greatest challenges ever – dealing with all the stress, pressures and complexities that come with being working parents in today’s society.

Complicating the already daunting job of raising two boys, Clark and Lois must also concern themselves with whether or not their teenage sons Jonathan and Jordan could inherit their father’s Kryptonian superpowers as they grow older. Returning to Smallville to handle some Kent family business, Clark and Lois are reacquainted with Clark’s first love, Lana Lang-Cushing, a local loan officer, and her Fire Chief husband Kyle Cushing.

It’ll be interesting to see if the show follows the recent Jon Kent series of comics, where the character came out as bisexual.

Older readers may remember that Saturday nights on BBC One was the British home for another Superman series in the 90s ‘Lois & Clark: The new adventures of Superman’.

The series will debut on Saturday 4th of December.

Review-Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1

The DC multiverse has been blown wide open, following the shocking events in ‘Death metal #7’. A new and exciting future begins in Future State: Superman of Metropolis #1.

Due to extenuating circumstances Clark Kent has left Earth and has in-trusted its protection to his son, Jon Kent. Who is far too young for such responsibility, Jon feels the best way to protect Metropolis is to seal it up in a bottle and lock it away. Earning him the ire of its citizens, the military, and Supergirl.

In the bottled city heroes like The Guardian and Shiloh Norman (Mister Miracle) protect it from within, all whilst trying to find a way to break out of their new prison.

The first issue is really interesting because we’re just dropped into the events. Metropolis has been bottled for six months and is on the brink of collapse. The story is fresh, with very vibrant art from Cully Hamner. This feels very different from anything I’ve read before, which I wasn’t expecting. We’re given a fantastic exploration of the bottled city, six months in. The city is full of hate, rage, anger and fear. Reading this through the lens of this past year certainly adds to its impact. There’s always a sense the city could explode, at any moment.

Writer Sean Lewis has crafted a compelling story, with a young Superman completely out of his depth. Jon is no longer the happy-go-lucky kid we once knew, he’s older, jaded and cynical. He’s been given a huge responsibility and it’s absolutely crushing him. Lewis explores the mistakes a human with the powers of a God can make.