It’s a day of love. It’s a day of romance movies, flowers and all of that other stuff we toss importance at pre-Easter. Whether you have yourself a significant other or you’re single, one thing we love to think on is those comic book couples that make us raise our eyebrows. Need just a few? I got you.
Now, sure, I’m guessing you’re expecting your Batmans and your Wonder Womans and your Wolverines and Jean Greys but this isn’t that list. No, see, this list is about those couples that are a bit more of a deep dive for comic book fans and always bring the thrills. Check these couples out and get into the story arcs that show the romantic sides to your favorite heroes and villains alike.
1. Black Panther and Storm:
So, Black Panther aka T’Challa and Storm aka Ororo Munroe didn’t stand the test of time despite a rather deep love for one another. His duty didn’t blend well with her sense of justice and protection that she learned from the X-Men. In fact, despite the fact they had spent a lot of time during their wedding tour to use it as a diplomacy method but things dramatically shift during the Civil War era for these two. It didn’t stop Storm from giving it her all even if Black Panther had his own demons of a Wakanda that needed him to worry over. It’s possible he never quite knew how to deal with the betrayal of her working on the opposite side of him during Iron Man’s and Captain America’s very intense Civil War. We miss these two though. The romance was palpable.
2. Ant-Man and The Wasp:
I don’t even need to tell you a dang thing other than this trailer for the upcoming Ant-Man and The Wasp which is coming out in July. A sequel to Ant-Man, it covers the full-on superhero introduction of The Wasp and may even delve into their budding romance. They’re one of my favorite pairings, no matter the reality, and once you see their chemistry — you’ll know why. (Of course, the comics genesis of this power couple has very different origins; it’s Henry Pym and Janet Van Dyne who original take up the mantles and marry, with a tumultous relationship that follows. As Pym is played in the films by Michael Douglas, and Michelle Pfieffer is rumored to play Janet in the sequels, we may see the original pair on screen too.)
3. Scarlet Witch and Vision:
The fascinating thing about this couple is oft ignored among the casual comic book fans but die-hards love them to pieces. One of the longest running couples in comics actually came about via famous Avengers writer Roy Thomas. It was toyed with that several Avengers would be interested in Wanda Maximoff but Thomas decided it just made sense to pair her, given her dramatic origin, to someone like Vision. As you can see from this behind-the-scenes clip, Marvel wasn’t going to toy with that formula whatsoever and kept the two side-by-side. Lovelovelove it.
4. Bigby Wolf and Snow White:
The Big Bad Wolf has a softer side than you may think and Snow White was just the person to bring that out in him. Thanks to Vertigo Comics’ Fables, we got to watch as several of our beloved fairy tale characters (called Fables) tried to cope with our every day world. Glamour keeps them low-key and both Bigby Wolf and Snow White keep law and order in a town that needs to not know anything about their existences. While keeping the precious Fables away from the Mundane World, Bigby and Snow end up pulling together through chaos and heartbreak to end up with one another in a story that is just as touching to your childhood as it is to your adulthood.
5. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy:
Oh, you thought these two had only their male obsessions within the DC Comics Universe? Not so fast. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have their own love-thang going on. Of course, as it’s described by the writers it’s not a ‘steadily monogamous‘ relationship but who said that passing and delightful flirtation still doesn’t make for a good coupling? Harley and Ivy are the perfect balance of unhinged and deviously intellectual. They boost each other up on the crime syndicates they work with and then find a bit of playful downtime on the side. Besides, not all couples have to be married with a ton of kids, right? I still swoon over these two!