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[Date: April 2008]
J. Torres is a writer currently writing issues of "Legion of Super Heroes in the 31st Century" for DC Comics.
Superman Homepage writer Adam Dechanel interviewed J. Torres about issue #13 of the comic book.
The Superman Homepage would like to thank J. Torres for agreeing to do this interview, and for fitting it into his busy schedule.
A: I loved it. Would love to do more like this. Wish I could do a "young Lois and Clark" book.
Q: The show has been axed... what does this mean for the book?
A: I'm told that for now it's business as usual.
Q: Did you enjoy the series?
A: You bet. I admit that I enjoyed season one more than two, but I want complete DVD sets of both.
Q: Does its demise mean you'll have more freedom?
A: Well, with the switch from season one to two, it was tricky to have the comic keep up with the cartoon because of lead times and such, so we were already exercising some creative freedoms, and I'd expect more of that, including new Legionnaires, new villains, slightly different characterizations, maybe some costume tweaks and so on.
Q: Over the past few months the book's progression has been very mature and strongly in keeping with continuity, will you be going past the Season two climax?
A: Yes, it's almost like our idea of a "season three." Kel is back in the future, Brainy is back in the Legion, and the story moves forward from there.
Q: Have you read Tiny Titans or DC Super Friends?
A: Not yet but I look forward to it, especially since Dario and Jason working on Super Friends are friends of mine.
Q: Do you think now that both JLU and Legion have ended their runs, a crossover might be on the cards?
A: I'm not aware of any plans, but who knows?
Q: Any tidbits on things to come?
A: #17-19, while all stand alone stories, have a subplot running through them involving the flight rings. The issues' themes include control and communication. One issue has Thanagarian pirates. Another has White Witch. Another has Booster Gold.
When Lois & Clark started production in 1993, there was an obvious relationship between the comic book people and the Hollywood people.
A trade paperback Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, was published, with Dean Cain and Teri Hatcher on the cover. It included reprints of comic book stories that were the inspiration for Lois & Clark, helping to define the characters. Comic's included are: The Story of the Century (Man of Steel miniseries #2), Tears for Titano (Superman Annual #1), Metropolis - 900 mi (in SUP #9), The Name Game (SUP #11), Lois Lane (in ACT #600), Headhunter (AOS #445), Homeless for the Holidays (AOS #462), The Limits of Power (AOS #466), and Survival (ACT #665).
A number of comic book writers and artists had roles as extras in the episode I'm Looking Through You (Season one, episode 4). Their presence was immortilized in the Sky Trading Card #34.
Craig Byrne, president of the online Lois & Clark fanclub The Krypton Club, carried out a series of interviews with comic book writers. The interviews are reprinted with permission of the Krypton Club.