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?


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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.


      • 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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.


    • 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.

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

  4. 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.

      • 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.

    • 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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.)

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

  9. 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

  10. 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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