The upcoming wedding of Northstar and Kyle (known to the paparazzi as “Northstyle”) has made me all nostalgic for past superhero weddings, and couples who probably SHOULD have gotten married, but for whatever reason, never did.  (At least Paul Levitz had the decency to put Blok and Mysa together again.)

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wants to have and to hold, love, honor and obey, asking:  Which pop-culture couple (retconned or unretconned) is your favorite?

The Author

Matthew Peterson

Matthew Peterson

Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture!

And a nice red uniform.

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  1. June 1, 2012 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Ralph and Sue

    • June 1, 2012 at 11:34 am — Reply

      I should clarify that… Ralph and Sue before things got all fried, psycho, and ghostly…

      • Jimmy
        June 1, 2012 at 11:50 am — Reply

        Agreed 100%. Ralph and Sue have always been in my top 3 comic book couples (the moment at the end of 52 where they’re together as (SPOILERS, obviously) ghosts still makes me cry a little for the sheer joy and love. They’re the truest of the comic book couples I’ve read.

        I also love Green Arrow and Black Canary together, but they’re not exactly the model couple.

        • June 1, 2012 at 2:29 pm — Reply

          Ralph & Sue for life! Favorite couple, and characters. I’d also like to throw on Mister Miracle & Big Barda.

  2. Jimmy
    June 1, 2012 at 11:52 am — Reply

    Oh man, I just caught the title of this MSQotD. Well done, Mr. Peterson, well done.

    • June 1, 2012 at 2:54 pm — Reply

      Hiding Easter Eggs is half the fun of the MS-QOTD…

      • Georgedubya
        June 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm — Reply

        I’ll go with Victoria and Ted if we go with the Season 1 relationship lasting. I have nothing but burning rage towards Ted currently.

        • June 1, 2012 at 11:44 pm — Reply

          That’s because Ted has been a douche since the middle of season 4 or so… Of course, his treatment of Victoria, Robin and Mary the paralegal in Season 1 was no prize, either.

  3. Russ Catt
    June 1, 2012 at 12:16 pm — Reply

    I have a soft spot for Ben Grimm and Alicia Masters.
    The recent Fantastic Four issue where Ben turned human for a day and got to be with Alicia made me teary for a bit.

  4. June 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm — Reply

    I’ve never read *any* comics featuring them, but even so, I really like Mister Miracle and Big Barda.

    All I know is from the net, but they seem like a good, and awesome, couple.


    • Slappy
      June 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm — Reply

      Check out some JLI, especially Annual #2 featuring a BBQ at their house, and the Lord Magna Khan saga after he kidnaps scott and Barda leads some of the JLI to rescue the escape artist.

  5. Slappy
    June 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm — Reply

    Ultimate Quicksilver & Scarlet Witch
    Roderick & Madeline Usher
    Luke Skywalker & Princess Leia Organa
    Marty McFly & Lorraine Baines
    Siegfried Walsung & Brunnhilda the Valkyrie
    Princess Lucilla & Commodus

    • June 1, 2012 at 2:56 pm — Reply

      That’s a mighty specific fantasy life you have there, Slaps… Remember what Siggy said: “If it ain’t one thing, it’s your mother…”

      • TaZ
        June 1, 2012 at 4:23 pm — Reply

        Slap, you watched the first season of “Game of Thrones” a lot, didn’t you?

        • Slappy
          June 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm — Reply

          Not a single episode.

      • Slappy
        June 1, 2012 at 6:57 pm — Reply

        What Fantasy?

    • June 1, 2012 at 3:07 pm — Reply


    • Georgedubya
      June 1, 2012 at 4:24 pm — Reply

      I’m a tad worried about you…

      *Backs away slowly*

      • June 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm — Reply

        We’re all a little worried about Slappy.

        • Slappy
          June 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm — Reply


  6. MaximusRift
    June 1, 2012 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    Peter Parker & Mary Jane Watson. Also Peter & Kitty Pride in the Ultimate universe. I also thought Hank Pym & Tigra was a good idea before Marvel made him a Skrull.

    • Rich
      June 1, 2012 at 4:32 pm — Reply

      Peter and Kitty, 616 both Claremont and briefly Whedon.

  7. TaZ
    June 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm — Reply

    It would have been Peter and M.J. if Marvel hadn’t SCREWED THAT UP.

    Bruce Wayne and Selena Kyle.

    • Slappy
      June 1, 2012 at 1:08 pm — Reply

      Always liked Bruce and Silver St. Cloud more as a couple.

      • TaZ
        June 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm — Reply

        Good choice, but I never really thought that much of the Silver St. Cloud character. Maybe it was the fact that her name sounded too much like a Bond girl.

  8. June 1, 2012 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    The (older) leads from crouching tiger hidden dragon. Kickass couple.

  9. Ryan
    June 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm — Reply

    Havok and Polaris.

  10. TaZ
    June 1, 2012 at 4:22 pm — Reply

    I’m shocked nobody said Scott Summers and Jean Grey yet.

    • Michael
      June 1, 2012 at 4:30 pm — Reply

      Before X-Men 137, they were a great couple. Since then in the comics they’ve gotten too (long pause) I’m not really sure what word I wanna use.

      Scott & Jean in X-Men: Evolution were a good couple.

  11. Michael
    June 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm — Reply

    Nightwing & Starfire before Denny O’Neil put the kibosh on them.
    Lois & Clark during the Byrne Era.
    Essa Rios & Lita.
    Stature & Vision made an interesting couple.
    Dr. Tom Jackman/Mr. Hyde & Claire from Jekyll
    Colossal Boy & Yera.

    • Michael
      June 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm — Reply

      Ultimate Pater Parker & MJ
      Ultimate Peter Parker & Kitty.

    • TaZ
      June 1, 2012 at 4:40 pm — Reply

      “Essa Rios and Lita” LMAO!!! Man, that’s good! Poor Essa. He got left behind like dirty laundry in a vacant apartment.

    • Slappy
      June 1, 2012 at 6:59 pm — Reply

      I miss the Wolfman Perez coupling of Dick and Kory. It gave dick a life and Kory personality.

  12. Ricco
    June 1, 2012 at 4:45 pm — Reply

    Brainiac III and Dream Girl
    Casandra Cain and Tim Drake
    Knockout and Scandal Savage
    Wonder Woman and Nemesis

  13. Nick S.
    June 1, 2012 at 5:08 pm — Reply

    Bob and Helen Parr
    Bud and Lindsay Brigman
    Kim Pine and Scott Pilgrim
    Rob and Laura from High Fidelity
    Donna Troy and Terry Long (Just kidding.)

  14. Frank
    June 1, 2012 at 9:09 pm — Reply

    James and Heather Hudson from Byrne’s run of Alpha Flight
    Howard the Duck and Beverly
    Dick Grayson and Barbara Gordon

  15. slimeknight
    June 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm — Reply

    Kitty and Peter
    Ramona and Scott
    Casey Jones and April O’Neil
    Scrooge and Goldie

  16. June 18, 2012 at 3:16 pm — Reply

    Cosmic Boy and Nightgirl
    Brainiac 5 and Supergirl
    Superman & Lois from earth 2, prior to crisis
    Dawnstar & Wildfire
    Bruce Banner and Betty Ross
    Hal Jordan and Carol Ferris
    Marina and Namor
    Sasquatch and Snowbird
    Hawkman and Hawkgirl

  17. August 30, 2012 at 7:45 pm — Reply

    Violet & Lightning Lass
    Grace Choi & Thunder
    Scarlet Witch & Vision
    Element Lad & Shavaughn/Sean Erin
    Scott & Jean
    Dick & Kory
    Parker & Mary Jane
    Queen Hypolytta & Phyllipus
    Ben Grimm & Alicia Masters
    Bruce Banner & Betty Ross
    Scott Free & Barda
    Clark & Lois

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