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Every week, a secret cabal of Marvel staffers gathers to discuss the best of the best when it comes to the House of Ideas.

Yes, Valentine's Day has begun to recede into the rear view for most of us already, but in the Marvel Universe, love springs eternal-or until your team goes through another major line-up change.

To honor those who persevere in the romance department among our heroes, the Secret Cabal have selected 10 current sweethearts who exemplify the term "Power Couple."

For each pairing you get the quick rundown as well as a special spotlight comic courtesy of Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.

As always, these picks reflect the personal choices of the Secret Cabal, not the official opinion of Marvel or Marvel.com, and can be considered subjective at best. Enjoy!

 

 
10. MISTER FANTASTIC & THE INVISIBLE WOMAN
When They First Got Together: FANTASTIC FOUR #1 (1961)
Why They Make the List: The most venerable couple in all of Marveldom, Reed and Sue Richards have endured much and certainly tested each other's patience over years of marriage, but they remain the model of Marvel matrimony and each other's greatest allies. Bedrocks of the Fantastic Four and the coolest parents in the world to their children, Franklin and Valeria, Reed and Sue's bond provide them with the strength you need to survive an attack by Doctor Doom as well as a family vacation to the wild west.
Spotlight Comic: FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3-Reed and Sue unite in wedded bliss!

 
9. STATURE & THE VISION
When They First Got Together: YOUNG AVENGERS PRESENTS #4 (2008)
Why They Make the List: The daughter of fallen Avenger Scott "Ant-Man" Lang and the second iteration of the android Vision share a unique bond and one of the more interesting romances in the Marvel Universe. He's at least part machine, still learning to feel, while she's a little skeeved out by the fact that his attraction to her began as inherited programming from the armor of the departed Iron Lad, but somehow they make it work and give the teen set of the Marvel Universe something to aspire to.
Spotlight Comic: MIGHTY AVENGERS #21-Stature and Vision join the Avengers!

 
8. STEVE ROGERS & SHARON CARTER
When They First Got Together: TALES OF SUSPENSE #75 (1966)
Why They Make the List: When Steve Rogers, the original Captain America, was thought dead, most accepted the tragedy and moved on, but his one-time lover, Sharon Carter, could not, thanks in no small part to her role in the assassination thanks to the Red Skull's brainwashing manipulations. The love Steve and Sharon share proved enough to steady the Star-Spangled Avenger as he plummeted through the timestream and pull him back to the present when his friends needed him most.
Spotlight Comic: CAPTAIN AMERICA #24 (2006)-In the heat of the Civil War, Steve and Sharon's passion reignites!

 
7. RICTOR & SHATTERSTAR
When They First Got Together: X-FACTOR #45 (2009)
Why They Make the List: It's hard to find two folks more different than street-bred Julio Esteban Richter and the extra-dimensional gladiator known only as Shatterstar, yet in this case, opposites truly do attract. Close friends with a tight bond for years, Ric and Shatty are finally fully exploring their feelings for one another, and discovering plenty about themselves in the process. Whether their relationship proves a dalliance or something with real staying power, they're clearly important to one another and each has plenty to teach the other.
Spotlight Comic: X-FORCE: SHATTERSTAR #1-A glimpse into Shatterstar's past!

 
6. SPIDER-MAN & THE BLACK CAT
When They First Got Together: SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #76 (1983)
Why They Make the List: For a guy who couldn't score a date in high school to save his life, Peter Parker has gotten plenty lucky with the ladies over the subsequent years, but none have presented more of a delightful dilemma for the erstwhile Wallcrawler than Felicia Hardy, aka the Black Cat. With the feline fatale always more attracted to the mask than the man, Spidey's liaisons with the Cat have always been tricky, but now that they're back at square one in terms of her not knowing his secret ID, their on-again, off-again partnership has become even more intriguing.
Spotlight Comic: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #194-The Black Cat crashes into Spidey's life for the very first time!

 
5. RONIN & MOCKINGBIRD
When They First Got Together: HAWKEYE #4 (1983)
Why They Make the List: It took four issues for Clint Barton and Bobbi Morse to fall in love and get married, then only a few years for their relationship to break down, then considerably more time-and a faked death plus alien invasion-for them to find one another again. However, now that Mockingbird and her former Hawkeye have triumphed over the Skrulls, her seeming demise, his lingering other lovers and much more, we're happy to see them back bickering and smooching it out in alternate moments. Clint's more alive-literally and figuratively-than he's been in years, and we can't help but think a little birdie had more than something to do with it.
Spotlight Comic: NEW AVENGERS: THE REUNION #1-Clint and Bobbi attempt to work through their relationship issues-and kick butt along the way!

 
4. MAY PARKER & J. JONAH JAMESON SR.
When They First Got Together: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #591 (2009)
Why They Make the List: Proof that romance has no expiration date, Peter Parker's elderly aunt May and the father of his longtime foil, J. Jonah Jameson Jr., tied the knot last year and have quickly become one of the most charming love stories we've seen in ages. The elder JJJ's adventurous spirit has awakened new life in May while her commitment to family and charity has helped the old codger remember a stronger side of himself. Nobody will ever replace Spider-Man's beloved Uncle Ben, but even our favorite Webslinger has no trouble seeing these two were made for each other.
Spotlight Comic: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN FAMILY #7 (2008)-Before she marries once more, Aunt May reminisces about the day she became a Parker!

 
3. CAPTAIN AMERICA & THE BLACK WIDOW
When They First Got Together: CAPTAIN AMERICA #27 (2007)
Why They Make the List: Bucky Barnes has got it made; sure he's got decades of tortured memories and forced executions weighing on his psyche, but he also gets to be Captain freakin' America with none other than the world's undisputed sexist spy-sorry, Nick Fury-the Black Widow, on his arm. The Brangelina of the Marvel Universe, the Widow and current Cap exude chemistry when they walk in a room and instantly become the envy of all the other couples around them. After all, how many other pairings spend their days taking down terrorists and their nights-well, this is a family site. Bucky and Natasha have each other's backs in battle and know how to unwind with the best of them.
Spotlight Comic: CAPTAIN AMERICA #27 (2007)-The history of Bucky and the Black Widow's torrid romance!

 
2. LUKE CAGE & JESSICA JONES
When They First Got Together: ALIAS #1 (2001)
Why They Make the List: If you're looking for a marriage that can stand just about any test and endure under the most trying of circumstances, look no further than that of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones. Despite being forced underground first by Registration and then by Norman Osborn, the former Power Man and Jewel have risen above their predicament, bringing a child into this harsh world but showering it with such love and devotion she may never know the tough times she survived. Jessica has pushed Luke to be the hero and Avenger he always should have been while he has helped her pull her life together and even throw on the old spandex when he hubby's life needs saving.
Spotlight Comic: NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1-The wedding of Luke Cage and Jessica Jones!

 
1. CYCLOPS & EMMA FROST
When They First Got Together: NEW X-MEN #154 (2004)
Why They Make the List: The alpha couple of mutantkind has achieved incredible feats since coming together, from seeing the Xavier Institute through some of its darkest days to founding the haven of Utopia to making Norman Osborn look foolish for the first time in the course of his Dark Reign. In that last accomplishment was where the leader of the X-Men and his wicked White Queen most demonstrated the strength of their bond, deceiving not only Osborn but just about everybody around them, relying only on unparalleled trust in one another to pull off their daring deception. You can argue all you want that Jean Grey was the true love of Scott Summers' life, but no question he's grown into a sharper, more cunning, more capable leader with Emma on his arm, and seems to be having a good time with it to boot.
Spotlight Comic: UNCANNY X-MEN #505-Emma takes a tour of Cyclops' inner psyche!

 

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42 comments
flotam
flotam

The marriage of the Vision and the Scarlet Witch top anything on this list. The list reflects a bias toward newer, younger readers, which is understandable, but in terms of depth, turmoil and perseverance nothing in the Marvel universe could top the android and the witch!

bds197485
bds197485

I am glad that they did not put Kazar and Shanna or Cloak and Dagger on this list.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

[quote@ok_juggalo_jay Why not Bruce Banner and Betty Ross?[/quote] Is it that you don't realize this isn't a romp through long past history? Granted you wouldn't read through the ton of posts that clear up that this is not a list of greatest couples through Marvel history (to which they still may've fallen short in my opinion), but rather current couples [supposedly] of interest. It is nice to see Betty back around in Hulk (though I'm not holding breath for a fairytale resolution there) but I actually wish to see that Caierra's non-death is still a non-death and see her back in the mix with 'Hulku' once more, even if it leads to a soap opera love triangle set of stories - she was a great addition to the Marvel stable and went way too fast.[quote@Not_Your_Friend I think I'm the only one who has mentioned Crystal/Ronan, and nowhere did I relate it in any way against Black Bolt/Medusa.As far as the political marriage issue goes, it's immaterial; they're a pairing of the longtime-Kree leader and current "People's Princess," and carry more clout in the hearts and minds of the Kree people - if not legally - than Queen Medusa ever will. They're the very definition of power couple.[/quote] Yeah, I was being a good bit general, with the "those who mentioned" and I agree they are a pertinent pairing of high stature, AND I agree you weren't implying they're above Medusa/BBolt in any way, but I was thinking Bolt and Medusa the hotter property [for now] while it is fresh that they led the battle against the Shi'ar to such severe 'conclusion' and now lead the Inhumans, respectively. ...however, I can say for sure too that Ronan and Crystal's potential upcoming developments/stories garner more attention than Medusa right now. Her appearances are right now rather mundane in comparison to R&C's showings mixing it up with the people and even being drawn into battles. I was still recognizing Bolt & Medusa as a couple since I am not convinced he is dead yet.

bds197485
bds197485

Nothing gross here, but Luke Cage and Iron Fist were more of a power couple than May Parker and J. Jonah Jameson Sr. are.

dcfan
dcfan

i think gambit and rogue should be there, as should storm and forge, scott and jean, karolina and xavin, daredevil and elektra, daredevil and karen ,kitty and colossus. not shatterstar and rictor. i think they should've left shatterstar asexual, i know of no asexual character in the media-they are extremly under represented. and aunt may and jjjs dad arn't that great a couple.

Nova1
Nova1

I'm guessing because this is for current couples. How long ago was it that Bruce and Betty split?

Not_Your_Friend
Not_Your_Friend

[quote@BlackSamurai For those mentioning Ronan and Crystal in any way that should match/outrank Medusa and Blackbolt, remember theirs is a political marriage. Although things are starting to be explored and built up since at least Ronan was having true feelings towards her from just about the onset, I don't see them there yet, and they weren't making headlines as a couple as yet to suggest a Hollywood like engineered pairing that hits the tabloids. That is yet to come.[/quote] I think I'm the only one who has mentioned Crystal/Ronan, and nowhere did I relate it in any way against Black Bolt/Medusa.As far as the political marriage issue goes, it's immaterial; they're a pairing of the longtime-Kree leader and current "People's Princess," and carry more clout in the hearts and minds of the Kree people - if not legally - than Queen Medusa ever will. They're the very definition of power couple.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

[quote@idjit Don't forget Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.[/quote] Didn't forget them, like I explained in my previous (overly long) post, I am going on the premise of who IS a couple still. A recent break up might be overlooked on account of (like real world scenarios) they might patch things up shortly afterward and the split not matter, but in cases like Parker and MJ, they are OFFICIALLY not a couple. Which should also clarify to a bunch of other posters calling relationships that, though notable and great in Marvel history, are nothing but history.Gambit & Rogue are more indistinct than split, but right now there is no focus in any comic on anything to do with them as a couple, so even for that list, it was not an oversight for them to be excluded, which is why I also left them off mine. Conversely, I explained why I consider Colossus and Kitty on mine because their rise to hot and steamy was not only recent enough, nothing really ended it, based on the fact that no one ever said she was supposed to be dead. She was trapped in the bullet and is on her way back for a landmark event, so to me they have power couple cred still, and the exploration of Poitr's continued feelings was even in a recent issue of this Nation-X crossover thing.For those mentioning Ronan and Crystal in any way that should match/outrank Medusa and Blackbolt, remember theirs is a political marriage. Although things are starting to be explored and built up since at least Ronan was having true feelings towards her from just about the onset, I don't see them there yet, and they weren't making headlines as a couple as yet to suggest a Hollywood like engineered pairing that hits the tabloids. That is yet to come. Oh, and I use the same logic behind Blackbolt as I do behind Kitty, nothing is confirmed yet that he is really dead either, so I don't discount them as a couple.If this was a list compiling the Top Ten most prominent Marvel couples of any era, then I agree pairings like Cyclops-Phoenix and Spidey-MJ would belong, but what was said about this (and mine) focusing more on current (and recently noteworthy) couples does stand to disqualify them....and I was always clear what 'power couple' is supposed to refer to.

Nova1
Nova1

I still can't believe that Reed and Sue have been outranked by the likes of Shatterstar and Rictor (where Shatterstar doesn't seem to know they are an item), JJJSr and Aunt May (how long have they even been a couple for?) along with Spider-Man and Black Cat (they aren't even a couple).

bds197485
bds197485

How about Cyclops and Jean Grey? Also liked Rogue and Gambit,Spiderman and the Black Cat way back when. Did Daredevil date the Black Widow for a while?

Not_Your_Friend
Not_Your_Friend

Can someone get an editor? It seems I can't be consistent from one sentence to the next whether "is" or "are" is appropriate in the same situation.

marvelman123456
marvelman123456

[quote@Not_Your_Friend Aunt May and JJJ are not a power couple. Nor is Spidey/Black Cat. Nor are Cap/Sharon.[/quote] Exactly! If the labeled the list "Take Ten 10 couples of the present" it would be better. Still a little wrong, but better.

boykin
boykin

No Storm/Black Panther?Reed and Sue are not number one?Poor list indeed!

Not_Your_Friend
Not_Your_Friend

This list has no credibility.Aunt May and JJJ are not a power couple. Nor is Spidey/Black Cat. Nor are Cap/Sharon.Panther/Storm are. Crystal/Ronan the Accuser are. Reed/Sue are top two, period.

perdid
perdid

Crap list!!!Scott and Emma number one!!!!!that's a jokeand Scott is not a better leader with Emma at his side, he managed to win many battle against worse odds with jean at his side..... There is absolutely no basis in this statementRedd and Sue number 10???They are the number one Marvel couple, not my favorite but you cannot argue they are number one...And if this is purely a Power couple list...where is Storm /black panther???Medusa/Blackbolt....I don't think Aunt May and jjj Jameson are a power couple, or spiderman and Blackcat....As I said worse list ever...please Marvel, don't waste our time with something like that...If you cannot be bother to think a bit more about it...don't do it...Guess it's too late for that one...

Bob5588
Bob5588

Scott and Emma!!!! 1# Really!!!!!!Man, they are just letting ANYONE do these Top Tens!Let's talk why this is problematic:1) Scott and Jean were together for like 30 years. All of their children are the saviors of the future (or their times lines but if you have read well...any of the past 400 some issues of X-Men, the original X-Factor, I don't need to explain this anymore. The evidence is there!)Emma is no Jean and by FAR not as interesting.Emma is solely responsible for the Dark Phoenix (Mastermind couldn't have done it himself). I don't think many people have put that together. The only reason they are together is because Jean pushed Scott past his grief to avoid a future that was doomed. So it's not like we she was his number one choice. She is interested to read but not in comparison to Jean. In other words, they are really a couple as much as two people who are stuck together.*Scott- After being psychically roomed with Apocalypse for a while changed him, lost his wife yet again (THE ZORN STORY WAS HORRIBLE! They should have just a house fall on Jean an Emma steal her shoes!) and then he has become everything he hated Xavior for. (Again, am I that only that see this????)*Emma- Not a great villain but much more interesting as a "trying to be good" character. I love that she hates Jean yet she gives Emma some "power/phoenix force/something" to break Lady Mastermind control over her and NOW SHE'S AN OMEGA TELEPATH! In other words, can Scott hook up with anyone other than a telepath?Apparently not and he got the worst one of them all (Psylocke would have been a better choice by far!)But I guess when you're drawn like a porn star with a white cape, everything just works out:)Cheers!

marvelman123456
marvelman123456

[quote@BlackSamurai 10. Hulkling & Wiccan (on account of hardly having face time these days)9. Black Bolt & Medusa (maybe his apparent death calls this to question, but her love for him endured so much so recently, and I'm still not yet near convinced that was the end for him)8. Colossus and Shadow Cat (big announcements surrounding her return reinforced that theirs isn't [yet] an ended relationship, and them getting together was a big deal/finally sorta thing)7. Bucky Barnes & Black Widow (making great strides picking up from decades apart but...)6. Steve Rogers & Sharon Carter (...outranks the protege's on account of her battling to retrieve Steve from being time lost)5. Clint Barton & Mockingbird (more rep as the Bradgelina though Buck and Widow out-spy-cred these two)4. Luke Cage & Jessica Jones3. Cyclops & Emma Frost2. Black Panther & Storm1. Reed & Sue Richards[/quote] Don't forget Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson.

ponymaster
ponymaster

they are all good but u should put cap at number 1 and cyc at number 2

johnnysword
johnnysword

Agreed. Reed and Sue are the #1 Marvel power couple. They're the original. They're married with kids. They've been together the longest. They save the universe together.Scott and Emma are a good choice for #2 but "Shatty" and Rictor is a "shat" choice.

PhoenixForce
PhoenixForce

Storm and Black Panther should totally be in there. They are even missing Gambit and Rogue. So many deeper relationships left without mention :( :storm: :rogue:

wonderkogs
wonderkogs

Terrible. I'm so sick of these lists that are created just to stir up controversy. Obviously no one in their right mind really thinks May Parker and JJJ rank higher than Marvel's first couple, Reed and Sue. This is just silly.

Zajdalen
Zajdalen

I'm missing two things here. Number 1 is Rogue and Gambit couple and number 2 is Moonstone and everyone else couple :-D :venom:

RogueMutant126
RogueMutant126

I do not agree with this top 10. Where is Black Panther and Storm or Rogue and Gambit. Some of these couples aren't even couples.Come on Marvel!

ciincere
ciincere

WHERE IZ CYCLOPS & JEAN GREY. or Rogue and Gambit or Hulk & Betty Ross. Human Torch & Lyja

Antigonist
Antigonist

[quote@BlackSamurai Now, I'm not using 'powers' as a qualifier for a 'power couple' so that's not why Rictor wouldn't fit here, 'cause powerless or not, he's still clearly adventuring so he's as qualified as Mockingbird or Sharon. Their inclusion seems more about publicizing it (and understandably being used as a marketing tool for X-Factor, as any draw would be game if known as a draw point, and anything that drew attention will make its source the more popular) than anything marking them as a top couple. They're barely into anything and already, as said, Shatterstar has made it questionable for longevity, or at least authenticity.[/quote] The term Power Couple is often used to describe the mystique of Hollywood stars, usually two people who are interesting and have box office potential independent of one another. If there's any kind of power involved, it's marketing power. Of course, there are choices on this list that don't make much sense from that perspective: witness Aunt May and her beau. Rictor and Shatterstar caused a bit of controversy when that kiss happened because of the same-sex element and the creator flipping out about it, but they're hardly headliners in the MU. Vision and Cassie are currently on the Mighty Avengers team together, which is why I think they're here instead of Wiccan and Hulkling.I think Black Panther/Storm is a huge omission, as they're a power couple no matter how you try to define it. They have independent fanbases and a long history as independent characters, but feature prominently in an ongoing series and the Doomwar crossover. They're also the king and queen of Wakanda and between the two of them have strong ties to the X-men, Avengers, and Fantastic Four. Big oversight, cabal! But on the whole this is a pretty reasonable list. The top three choices are all solid.

feenicks007
feenicks007 member

Some of you have brought up some very good points. Especially anyone who's pointed out that BP and Storm aren't on the list, however some of you seemed to have missed a very important KEY word in the preface to the list. CURRENT That means that MJ and peter, Cyke and Jean, or Colossus and Kitty can't be on the list. They aren't couples right now. This wasn't a list of the best EVER couples, it was who's hot right now. Which probably also explains why Mr. F and IW are #10 on the list. While they have had a very very very long marriage, it's one that we can take for granted. If you listed the top ten couples in hollywood, you probably wouldn't name off Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell, even though they've been together longer than most couples in Hollywood. Newer relationships are more passionate and in our faces, so they tend to stick out. Rictor and "shatty" (Is that a drunk Scottishman?) shouldn't be on the list, they're not a couple. Replace them with Hulkling and Wiccan (so you can have your LGBT couple on there). Spidey probably should be pulled as well, they're not really a couple, they're just Friends with bennies.

BlackSamurai
BlackSamurai

...'cause controversy seems to stem from 95% of them. Maybe this is some debate contest (or very well should be) to see what the arguments could be in support or opposition of these (confusingly) opinionated lists. Either the generators of these have a very limited pull-list or this is all something with an agenda. By agenda, I mean that they are trying to say, "Look out for happenings with these people!" and if so they should call these lists "Ten [Insert]s To Watch" , even if they refer to two or three whose times to shine were in already past issues. Scott and Emma earned a place by being what they are for the mutant community; I'd also even say they upped their cred by bait-and-switching on Norman Osborn, but I agree they aren't number 1 material (and objectively not because they are not the most stomached as a pairing by many). Reed and Sue probably only got bumped down to 10 from a highly deserved 1 (if not 2 or 3 at lowest) because the list maker(s) probably thought they were too obvious, but just because they are obvious and expected, it doesn't make them any less the No. 1 unless they legitimately falter as a couple now. Such an argument makes sense as to why there's no Cyclops-Phoenix or Spidey-MJ, they've officially stopped being couples long enough regardless of what's liked by the fans. That being said Spider & 'Cat sorta do have couple cred if they've decided to hook up even without revealing Spidey's identity, just that they'd be much lower on the list, outside points for kinkiness, and likely out of the top ten because of 10+ more deserved and defined couples.Case in point, as said, Black Panther and Storm. Clearly no way they shouldn't be in the Top Three of any such list. They represent a power position as a couple just like Cyclops and Emma as leaders of an entire populace, and not even T'Challa's recent seeming disregard disqualifies them as one, since we can tell that he's holding her at arms length for a reason eventually to be revealed (check Doomwar #1 for confirmation on that). Now, I'm not using 'powers' as a qualifier for a 'power couple' so that's not why Rictor wouldn't fit here, 'cause powerless or not, he's still clearly adventuring so he's as qualified as Mockingbird or Sharon. Their inclusion seems more about publicizing it (and understandably being used as a marketing tool for X-Factor, as any draw would be game if known as a draw point, and anything that drew attention will make its source the more popular) than anything marking them as a top couple. They're barely into anything and already, as said, Shatterstar has made it questionable for longevity, or at least authenticity.In at least this list's defense it didn't say 'Top Ten' though the ranking system still gives that appearance, but for a 'Take Ten' it's failing to promote the likes of BP & Storm who are deep in a gripping storyline. Cassie and Vision also have little presence as a couple so they too make this list 'whack' and if we needed to pander to a teen demographic the argument about Wiccan and Hulkling would sweep them away along with the ShSt/Rictor one. Now much as there's the traditional recognition of Rogue and Gambit, I agree they needed to stay off the list for the reason that their relationship has been so irrelevant recently, but here's how I'd spell mine out.10. Hulkling & Wiccan (on account of hardly having face time these days)9. Black Bolt & Medusa (maybe his apparent death calls this to question, but her love for him endured so much so recently, and I'm still not yet near convinced that was the end for him)8. Colossus and Shadow Cat (big announcements surrounding her return reinforced that theirs isn't [yet] an ended relationship, and them getting together was a big deal/finally sorta thing)7. Bucky Barnes & Black Widow (making great strides picking up from decades apart but...)6. Steve Rogers & Sharon Carter (...outranks the protege's on account of her battling to retrieve Steve from being time lost)5. Clint Barton & Mockingbird (more rep as the Bradgelina though Buck and Widow out-spy-cred these two)4. Luke Cage & Jessica Jones3. Cyclops & Emma Frost2. Black Panther & Storm1. Reed & Sue RichardsI will say this prominent good thing about the list, they didn't try to find a way to force Stark onto it (Pepper, Maria) but I figure they didn't have to since Widow served the advertisement role, while belonging there.

benetarmada
benetarmada

#2 Mister Fantastic and Invisible Woman,Gambit and Rogue,Cyclops and Jean Grey not White Queen,Black Panther and Storm,

The_Greatest_Username
The_Greatest_Username

[quote@Michiru42 You...you people are joking, right? Scott is a better leader with Emma? Scott, now all about playing God and having weird ^^$%& in strange places, is now a good leader? When did he become a good leader, when he decided to act like Magneto and separate mutants on an island where they're all in one place for someone to kill? When he decided it was good to decide who lives and dies, which will lose him all the trust he's built up with the US Government (and probably get mutants hunted again)?My God, I noticed you guys were making everyone submissive to Scott even as he made immoral, terrorist, unfathomably stupid decisions, but...you're really saying you think he's showing good leadership?Wow.[/quote] agreed with this statement....list = fail

RobClose
RobClose

I might be an X-men guy, but Reed & Sue at #10?!? C'mon, they are clearly the #1 couple in the Marvel Universe. I thought the purpose of this article was "To honor those who persevere". Reed & Sue top that, without a shred of doubt. And by that logic, Rictor/Shatterstar have had, what, one kiss? And now they are a Power Couple? Did Rictor agree to this? Heck, he doesn't even have any powers left. And Stature/Vision? Also too new of a relationship. Spidey/Black-Cat? I'm pretty sure if you read ASM, you wouldn't call them "a couple". But Marvel can't have a list without Spidey!Since you've already announced the return of Kitty Pryde, why not her and Colossus? Storm & Black Panther? They definitely deserve a spot. Easy to understand why your lists are anonymous. This is the worst one I've read yet, sadly.

boyonspace
boyonspace member

I usually agree with the "Top 10s" and stuff but this list was a complete FAIL.Where is Black Panther & Storm?!?Since when was Spider-man and Black Cat a couple.Mr. Fantastic and IW at #10... no.

marvelman123456
marvelman123456

Spider-Man & Black Cat????? May Parker & JJJ Sr.???????This list is a complete and utter fail.

Windblast
Windblast

[quote@strawberry2k8 mr. Fantastic # 10 and black cat and Spider-man on the list this is without a doubt the worst marvel list I have ever seen[/quote] i completely agree. Spider-Man & Black Cat aren't even a couple! & where are Black Panther & Storm?

CT_Zeal
CT_Zeal

So we've got Rictor and Shatterstar, but not Wiccan and Hulkling? With Shatterstar hitting on everything that moves since his big return, why the hell do they outrank a considerably more dedicated and loving couple?

Michiru42
Michiru42

You...you people are joking, right? Scott is a better leader with Emma? Scott, now all about playing God and having weird sex in strange places, is now a good leader? When did he become a good leader, when he decided to act like Magneto and separate mutants on an island where they're all in one place for someone to kill? When he decided it was good to decide who lives and dies, which will lose him all the trust he's built up with the US Government (and probably get mutants hunted again)?My God, I noticed you guys were making everyone submissive to Scott even as he made immoral, terrorist, unfathomably stupid decisions, but...you're really saying you think he's showing good leadership?Wow.

Hollister4Mayor
Hollister4Mayor

5 years ago MJ and Pete would be on the list but we all know why there not now.

CoolLikeColossus
CoolLikeColossus

yeah.. where are Storm and Black Panther? Pretty weak list.. :storm:

dthaney
dthaney

this is a stupid list......no spiderman and mj....Reed & Sue #10....no Cycke & Jean...Longshot & Dazz....or even Storm & BlkPnthr.....?????....

suzy127
suzy127

Reed and Sue should be #1!

burnitdown85
burnitdown85

I really hope the nickname "Shatty" doesn't stick with Shatterstar.

strawberry2k8
strawberry2k8

mr. Fantastic # 10 and black cat and Spider-man on the list this is without a doubt the worst marvel list I have ever seen