In case you've forgotten their current status in the New 52 version of the DC Universe (which at this point is old enough that we can probably stop referring to it as New), Superman and Lois Lane are no longer romantically entangled.

Superman is, of course, currently dating Wonder Woman, while Lois is with... Jonathan Carroll? Remember that dude? Is he still around? Well, trust me on this one, he doesn't matter, because as of this week's Batman/Superman #15, Lois is going to be dating Batman -- or at least, she's going to be going on a date with him.

It seems that the events of previous issues have left the Dark Knight missing his memory, and while that makes him slightly less effective at fighting crime, it also means that he's a lot more open to romance, probably because he doesn't remember that his girlfriends tend to meet truly terrible fates. So naturally, when he meets Lois, he starts crushing hard -- hard enough to give her a Batgirl costume and invite her to a rooftop "sparring session." Check out the first few pages of the issue below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Probably not the explosion either one of them was hoping for.

This is, of course, not the first time that they've hinted at a romantic relationship for Lois and Batman, particularly in the context of a Superman/Batman team-up story. The most famous is likely the "World's Finest" animated movie that served as a crossover between Batman: The Animated Series and Superman: The Animated Series, in which Lois went on a few dates with Bruce Wayne.

The pairing was also an element of the first origin of the World's Finest team, where Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent had to share a room on a cruise ship and Batman started wooing Lois, presumably to head off all the rumors implicit in those dudes going on a cruise together. This, however, is the first time that it's happened with the aid of amnesia, at least as far as I know.

Batman/Superman #15 will be out this Wednesday, October 15, by Greg Pak and Pascal Alixe.

[Preview pages via ComicVine]