If you’re feeling the pressure to make some sort of awesome holiday romantical gesture for your significant other today, remind yourself that it could be worse: My wife’s birthday is February 12th.  Still, I don’t hate the holiday the way some people have grown to, though I don’t always like the overwhelming consumerism attached to it, and I do enjoy a well-done romance tale.  For all its flaws, the marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane on their 90s television show was fun, and I always loved the banter between Katar Hol and Shayera during the Silver Age adventures of Hawkman.  Heck, when you get right down to it, there are tons of wonderful moments to be found in our favorite stories, from Lucy and Ricky to Lightning Lad and Saturn Girl, which leads us to today’s holiday-appropriate query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) certainly doesn’t have any opinions, and today’s choice of image is merely coincidental probably perhaps, asking: Which fictional couple embodies the greatest pop culture love story for Valentines Day?


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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.


  1. Tyson and Ella from the Percy Jackson novel series. Why? Because he’s a Cyclops and she’s a Harpy (and they are the only couple in the series who I actually felt anything positive about their relationship). It proves love knows no bounds and even monsters can find love.

  2. Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson. They have always been my favorite and, to me, have been the most lasting & authentic.

  3. I am tempted to say Kirk and Spock but I guess you mean romantic love rather than a Bromance. Wally West and Linda Park would have to be my favourite romantic couple. [ Since Donna Troy and Terry Long were utterly destroyed as a couple to make Teen Titans more exciting. Grrrr]

      • If non-romantic love is a valid option, then I’d like to change my answer to Han and Chewie. It is just like the relationship I have with my goddaughter, I’m the smart-@$$ and she’s the one who pulls people’s arms out of their sockets when playing board games (there is a reason I was the only person willing to babysit her more than once).

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