On the eve of this wonderful day of love, I thought we'd take a peek at some of the better couples in the comic book universe. These are the heroes who found something in common and have held on through the years...for the most part.
Mister Fantastic and the Invisible Woman
Man, how long have these two been a couple? Seems like forever and a day, and since they pretty much started the Silver Age of Marvel Comics together, it's safe to say they're the poster-couple for heroic lovebirds.
They've had their fights, and Reed "died" for a long time, and then that whole "Civil War" thing tore them apart for a while, but these two always seem to find their way back to each other's arms again.
Green Arrow and Black Canary
Here's a fiery little couple that finally made it legal. After years and years of together apart together apart together apart, they finally got it all together long enough to get married. Of course, she killed him on their wedding night (and not in a good way), but that didn't stop them from getting it all straightened out later.
Will they last? I wouldn't put money on it. Still, they'll always be important to each other, and they easily have the most passionate relationship in comics. Hopefully the writers will be good to them for a little while longer before sending them spiraling back to square one temporarily.
Cyclops and Phoenix
He's the leader of the X-Men, she's the most powerful mutant in the universe. Together, they make a couple worth celebrating.
Although I've always been more partial to Wolverine hooking up with Jean Grey, you have to give this mutant couple credit for staying power. No matter how many times she dies and comes back, they always get together eventually. There's really nothing in his personality that gives a reason why she'd find him so irresistible, but obviously there's something hidden there.
Honorable Mention: Batman and Catwoman
As star-crossed as any two lovers could ever be, these two have an on-again, off-again relationship that tops them all.
She steals stuff, he catches her, they make out. She gets framed for something bad, he catches her, they have a lot of flirting, and then they make out.
Just before Bruce Wayne was finished as Batman, Hush grabbed Catwoman and actually took her heart out. Batman saved her, and they ended up with what seemed a happily ever after. Of course, there are very few happily ever after's in comic books, so they were apart again before the issue was over. Still, if they could ever get it together when Bruce gets back in the cowl, it would be a pretty interesting relationship that could possibly go the distance.
Happy Valentine's Day!