More superhero couples, in honor of Valentine’s Day next week! These are my new favourites since last year. If you’re looking for some mushy goodness in the pages of a comic book, why not give some of these couples a try?
Huntress and Catman
Helena Bertinelli and Thomas Blake, two vigilantes caught in the gray area between hero and villain. See their first meeting in the pages of Birds of Prey (update, especially Birds of Prey #13!).
Batwoman and the Question
Kate Kane, soldier and behind the cape and cowl of Batwoman, has a passionate but complicated romance with Detective Renee Montoya, by night known as The Question. Check them out in the Detective Comics series featuring Batwoman.
Talia al Ghul and Batman
Back in the day, Ra’s al Ghul’s daughter Talia was pretty much your female stereotype–caught between her love for Bruce and her father, she wasn’t necessarily a threatening villain. But she’s certainly come into her own as the devious, brilliant and of course sexy assassin whom Bruce just can’t resist–and one late night tryst resulted in everyone’s favorite annoying brat, Damian Wayne.
Storm and Black Panther
It was Africa’s own royal wedding–their goddess of the weather united with the King of Wakanda. Check out their own special wedding issue.
Karolina and Xavin
From the pages of Runaways, this lesser known couple represents the very first superhero couple with a transgender member, that is, Xavin, who is actually a Skrull, but her tendency to switch back and forth between male and female represents a new step forward in comics. Her relationship with Karolina is both pure and sweet and came to an almost tragic end–but hopefully someday they will both be reunited.
Barda and Scott
You know you love them. They met on Apocalypse under the tyranny of Granny Goodness and the rest is history. Check them out in Jack Kirby’s series about Apocalypse and Mr Miracle, or if you want something just as good but more recent, they’re in the Justice League Unlimited episode “The Ties that Bind”.
Jean and Wolverine
Because seriously, Scott is just so tight-laced and boring. What woman wouldn’t secretly lust after Wolverine?
Catwoman and Batman
It seems sort of silly to have two couples on here with Batman but at least this way, between this year and last year, we got ’em both out of the way. Plus, there’s a playfulness between Selina and Bruce not to mention a very long history that doesn’t exist in his other relationships. This is from the pages of one of my favorite stories with the two of them by Darwyn Cooke. (I believe it’s called “A Knight to Remember”)
Batgirl and Nightwing
I ended last year with Batgirl and Robin, it seems only fair to continue the tradition with Babs and Dick, though this time he’s grown up considerably as Nightwing. They remain equally adorable after Babs gets paralyzed, and he even proposes to her:
Of course, DC has yet to do anything about this. :(
That’s all, folks! More superhero loving will be coming your way next year, but until then, have a great Valentine’s Day.