For a while, just before the first superhero Civil War, Tony “Iron Man” Stark and Jennifer “She-Hulk” Walters were flirting with the idea of being the premier superhero couple in the Marvel Universe.  They were, by all measures, a terrible couple, with her party girl tendencies bringing out the worst in him and his inability to focus on any one thing for a sustained period bringing out the worst in her.  In some ways, his embracing of fascism was a gift, finally making it clear that they don’t belong together, leading us to today’s afraid-to-be-alone query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) may have watched ‘Reality Bites’ last night and despaired to see spoiled, elitist, judgy Leilaina pairing off with smug, disaffected, ironic psuedo-philosopher Troy, asking: Who is the absolute worst, most TERRIBLE couple in fiction?


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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. Oh my god, apart from bring a terrible story which made pretty much every prominent Marvel hero an insufferable hypocrite or straight out facist and tainted several of them for good, they did THAT too?

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