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Love is in the air as Marvel.com's Secret Cabal picks the greatest Marvel romances of all in time for Valentine's Day

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By Ben Morse Every week, a secret cabal of Marvel staffers gathers to discuss the best of the best when it comes to the House of Ideas. This time around, the Cabal has Valentine's Day on the mind, and rather than spring for chocolates or roses, they decided to celebrate the occasion by selecting the 10 Marvel couples that most make them go "awwwww." Read on to learn who proved romantic enough to make the list and where you can read more about them on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited. 10. JUSTICE & FIRESTAR Their Deal: Meeting on teen team the New Warriors, Vance Astrovik—then Marvel Boy—and Angelica Jones—aka Firestar—found themselves attracted to one another's mutual gentle qualities and capacity for good. Their relationship would survive Vance's temporary incarceration, Angelica's problems with her powers and a stint with the Avengers neither may truly have been prepared for, proving their love to be strong and true. The couple got engaged, but sadly called it off upon realizing they were still young enough to want different things out of life. Why They Make The List: For readers growing up in the '90s, the romance between Justice and Firestar stood out in a decade too often defined by sex and violence. Angel and Vance provided a new generation of readers with a much-appreciated softer side of Marvel. Highlight: After years of being apart, first due to Vance serving a jail term for involuntary manslaughter and then after he infiltrates the Upstarts, Justice and Firestar tearfully reunite in the aftermath of the "Younghunt" pitting the New Warriors against X-Force. (NEW WARRIORS v1 #46—1994)

Lowlight: Following an engagement of several years, the couple realizes they want very different things in their lives, Vance wishing to start a family and Angelica not ready to give up her youth, and thus end their relationship. (I HEART MARVEL: MASKED INTENTIONS—2006) Spotlight Comic: AVENGERS FOREVER #1 Vance and Angelica confront the Supreme Intelligence alongside their fellow Avengers.

9. CAPTAIN AMERICA & SHARON CARTER Their Deal: Sharon Carter followed her Aunt Peggy's footsteps in the intelligence field as and agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., but never dreamed she would also, like her aunt in the 1940's, become a paramour of Captain America. Unfortunately, Sharon and Cap's relationship got cut short when she had to fake her death for an undercover mission, and upon their reunion years later they agreed to keep a strictly working relationship. However, Sharon has always been there for Steve Rogers, and they recently renewed their romance—only for Carter to assassinate her lover under the mental influence of Dr. Faustus. Why They Make The List: Nobody seemed to make "man out of time" Steve Rogers come alive like Sharon Carter. When they were together, Cap seemed younger and more vibrant that at any other time in his history. Highlight: With Cap reeling from the discovery that his former partner Bucky has

become the mercenary Winter Soldier, Sharon puts years of personal tension between the two of them aside to comfort him in his time of need. (CAPTAIN AMERICA v4 #18-#21—2006) Lowlight: She shot him dead—doesn't get much lower. (CAPTAIN AMERICA v4 #25—2007) Spotlight Comic: CAPTAIN AMERICA v1 #177 With Steve temporarily retired from being Cap, he and Sharon attempt to begin their life together.

8. THE VISION & THE SCARLET WITCH Their Deal: When the mutant Scarlet Witch rejoined the Avengers after a brief respite, she fell in love with the most unusual of suitors: new member the Vision, an android who had enlisted in her absence. In his romance with Wanda Maximoff, Vision explored and realized his capacity to feel, even as the couple faced down the prejudices of a thoughtless society. Though the couple would marry, their happiness would not last as the government abducted Vision, thinking him a threat, and rewrote his programming, eliminating his emotions and with them his affection for the Scarlet Witch. Why They Make The List: "Unusual" doesn't even begin to describe the pairing of

Vision and Scarlet Witch, but despite their unique backgrounds, they overcame a great deal through their love, enough to make even an android cry. Highlight: Finally standing up to her overbearing brother Quicksilver, the Scarlet Witch proclaims her love for the Vision, not caring who does or does not approve. (AVENGERS v1 #103-#104—1972) Lowlight: When Wanda loses her mind during "Avengers Disassembled," her former husband becomes one of the first casualties, as she forces him to crash a Quinjet into Avengers Mansion. (AVENGERS #500—2004) Spotlight Comic: VISION AND THE SCARLET WITCH #1 Leaving the Avengers, Wanda and the Vision try to live a normal existence but encounter extremely abnormal problems.

7. CYCLOPS & EMMA FROST Their Deal: When Cyclops experienced stress in his marriage with Jean Grey, he turned to his sexy, devious teammate Emma Frost, surprisingly not for physical companionship, but for somebody to talk to. Forging a strong emotional bond as they helped one another get over their various psychological hang-ups, Scott and Emma took the next step forward with their relationship following Jean's death. Why They Make The List: After years of using men and discarding them, Emma Frost had no idea how to confront actually caring for Scott Summers, while he found himself in unfamiliar territory as well after years with "good girl" Jean Grey. Watching them learn to love one another has been many things, but never dull. Highlight: In extreme peril hurling in a space craft towards the Breakworld, Scott ends a heated argument by telling Emma that he loves her for the first time, stunning his normally verbose lover into silence. Moments later when the couple crashes on the surface and Cyclops appears mortally injured, the typically

emotionally inhibited Emma sheds a tear. (ASTONISHING X-MEN #21—2007) Lowlight: Psychically manipulated by Cassandra Nova, Emma subjects Scott to emotional torture and uses her powers to apparently shut off his mutant powers—he responds later by shooting her in the back with a handgun. (ASTONISHING X-MEN #17—2006) Spotlight Comic: ASTONISHING X-MEN #1 Cyclops and Emma re-open the Xavier Institute together as co-headmasters.

6. SPIDER-MAN & MARY JANE WATSON Their Deal: For years, party girl Mary Jane Watson would be "the other girl" in Spider-Man's life, dating Harry Osborn or playing the scene while Peter found his social skills or romanced Gwen Stacy. The death of Gwen forged a tight bond between the two that eventually led to a committed romance and, a year and a few speed bumps down the line, marriage. They would be one another's rocks through thick and thin until recently, when a deal with the demonic Mephisto to save the life of Peter's Aunt May tore their marriage asunder. Why They Make The List: Besides serving as Marvel's most visible couple in most forms of media for over 20 years, Peter and MJ also proved the old adage that opposites attract. He may have been a responsibility-addled bookworm and she a carefree party girl, but their love for one another overcame those surface differences and helped both grow as people. Highlight: After Mary Jane returns to New York City following years away, she reunites with Peter and reveals she knows him to be Spider-Man,

bringing the two closer together than ever before and leading them down the aisle to be wedded as man and wife. (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL #21—1987) Lowlight: Fed up with the stress of Peter risking his life every day and night, Mary Jane walks out on their marriage and before her husband can win her back, boards a plane that seemingly explodes. (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN v2 #13—2000) Spotlight Comic: SPIDER-MAN LOVES MARY JANE #1 An alternative take on Spidey and Mary Jane's relationship told from MJ's point of view.

5. SPIDER-MAN & GWEN STACY Their Deal: Peter Parker met Gwen Stacy in college, after he had emerged at least in large part from his wallflower shell, and fell head over heels for the gorgeous blonde. After some initial resistance, kind, sweet Gwen returned Peter's feelings and the two enjoyed the joy of being young and in love. However, it didn't last, as in a moment that would forever haunt Peter, the Green Goblin, his archenemy as Spider-Man, captured and killed Gwen, her lover arriving too late to save her. Why They Make The List: Gwen Stacy brought a ray of sunshine to the perpetually gloomy existence of Peter Parker that Spider-Man readers had never witnessed to that point. Of course, a large part of the Peter-Gwen relationship's fond spot in the hearts of many also comes from its premature end—we never saw the love affair get stale or got sick of Gwen, as she and what she represented remain idealized years later. Highlight: Following the death of her father, Gwen leaves for Europe, needing time to sort her life out, but upon her return, she and Peter have both had time to realize how much they mean to one another and pledge that they will make their relationship work, hoping to spend the rest of their lives together.

(AMAZING SPIDR-MAN v1 #95-98—1971) Lowlight: Not long after the aforementioned reunion, the original Green Goblin, Norman Osborn, kidnaps Gwen and holds her hostage atop the George Washington Bridge—Spider-Man arrives too late to save his love, as the Goblin drops her and Peter fails to rescue her, his web line inadvertently snapping her neck. (AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #121—1973) Spotlight Comic: SPIDER-MAN: BLUE #1 A flashback to the beginning of Peter and Gwen's relationship.

4. CYCLOPS & JEAN GREY Their Deal: Scott Summers and Jean Grey were smitten with one another from their first meeting, but it took the shy Scott quite some time to build up the courage to share his feelings. After an all too short romance, Scott thought he had lost the woman of his dreams forever when she seemed to perish as Phoenix. But years later, Jean returned and after an initial awkward period, the two reunited. Scott and Jean married and tried to enjoy a life together, but unfortunately the responsibility of being X-Men always got in the way, right up until Jean sacrificed her life for real. Why They Make The List: They're the couple you're always rooting for if only because there seems to be an endless stream of insurmountable obstacles in their way. Their ships have passed in the night so many times, that when they finally do get together, it not only feels like destiny, it feels great. Highlight: After years of seeming death, clones, other marriages,

children from alternate futures and just about everything else you can think of, Scott Summers and Jean Grey tie the knot in a beautiful, peaceful ceremony. (X-MEN v2 #30—1994) Lowlight: Just as they had begun to move away from being full-time X-Men and devote time to their life together, Scott and Jean rejoined the team to battle Apocalypse and Cyclops ended up temporarily merging with the villain, separating him from his wife—their relationship never fully recovered. (X-MEN v2 #97—2000) Spotlight Comic: X-MEN v1 #32, Cyclops and Jean first reveal their love to one another

3. DAREDEVIL & ELEKTRA Their Deal: In college, blind law student Matt Murdock fell hard for Greek beauty Elektra Natchios and the two shared a passionate relationship. However, their bliss shattered when terrorists murdered Elektra's father and she sought revenge by becoming a deadly assassin, trained by the Hand. Elektra re-entered Matt's life, targeting him as Daredevil on behalf of the Kingpin, but met her own end at the hands of Bullseye. While Elektra would be resurrected, she and Matt have never been able to recapture what they once had. Why They Make The List: Marvel's version of Romeo & Juliet, these star-crossed lovers have packed enough tragedy and angst into their tumultuous history to make even Shakespeare cringe. Both represent to one another that moment of bliss they can never recapture as well as their darkest lows.

Highlight: Matt and Elektra share a whirlwind romance in college, marking probably the happiest and most carefree period in each of their tragedy-ridden lives. (DAREDEVIL: THE MAN WITHOUT FEAR #2-#3—1993) Lowlight: After re-entering Matt's life as an assassin for the Kingpin, Daredevil's archenemy, Elektra meets her demise at the hands of Bullseye and dies in her former lover's arms. (DAREDEVIL v1 #181—1982) Spotlight Comic: DAREDEVIL v1 #181 Elektra battles Bullseye as Matt tries to save her life.

2. MR. FANTASTIC & THE INVISIBLE WOMAN Their Deal: As a young girl, Sue Storm dreamed of marrying Reed Richards, the smart, handsome college student who boarded at her parents house, and those dreams would come true in ways she never expected. While dating Reed, Sue joined him as well as her brother Johnny and their friend Ben on the fateful flight that transformed them into the Fantastic Four. After a few years as teammates, Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl wed and Sue later gave birth to two lovely children, Franklin and Valeria. Why They Make The List: They're the "first couple" of the Marvel Universe. While they've experienced their ups and downs over the decades, Reed and Susan Richards remain for most Marvel readers their prime example of a happy marriage. Sue's patience with Reed when he gets lost in his experiments or Reed's clumsy attempts at romance demonstrate the kind of unselfish, give-and-take relationship we all hope to find. And of course they got married before anybody else—that's worth a few points. Highlight: The entire Marvel Universe turns up to fend off super villains trying to ruin the wedding of Reed and Sue, but their special day goes off without a hitch

thanks to the Avengers, X-Men, Nick Fury and more. (FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #3—1965) Lowlight: Questioning his ethics after a Thor clone he helped to create kills Goliath, Sue leaves Reed at the height of the Civil War to join Captain America's anti-registration resistance. (CIVIL WAR #4—2006) Spotlight Comic: FANTASTIC FOUR: THE WEDDING SPECIAL Reed & Sue's wedding day re-told.

1. COLOSSUS & KITTY PRYDE Their Deal: From the moment she laid eyes on him, teenage X-Men recruit Kitty Pryde harbored a tremendous crush on her handsome Russian teammate Peter Rasputin, aka Colossus. While Peter initially dismissed Kitty as too young for him, he gradually came to see her as mature beyond her years and the two became a couple. Peter and Kitty would drift apart, first romantically and then when both left the X-Men at separate times, but when Colossus seemingly sacrificed his life to cure the deadly Legacy Virus, his one-time lover mourned him. After Kitty and the X-Men discovered Peter alive and well, a captive of Ord, the two renewed their relationship, this time both as adults. Why They Make The List: To begin with, Kitty and Colossus happen to be two of the sweetest, most likable characters in all the Marvel Universe. More than a few readers—and creators—have copped to cute, spunky Kitty being their first comic book crush, while everybody can relate to falling for a charming older colleague like Colossus. We love these characters and we love seeing them happy together. Kitty and Colossus' romance bears plenty of resemblance to the most "awwww"—inducing Disney movies and prove fairy tales can come true, even in the Marvel Universe. Highlight: With the X-Men infected by the parasitic alien Brood and seemingly doomed, Kitty offers herself to Peter physically, but Colossus declines, vowing they

will survive and wait for the right moment, as he wants their first time together to be special. (UNCANNY X-MEN #162-#166—1982-1983) Lowlight: Stranded on Battleworld, light years away from Kitty, Colossus makes time with the alien healer Zsaji, despite her inability to speak English (or Russian). After Zsaji dies, a grief-stricken Peter returns home and promptly dumps Kitty. (SECRET WARS #1-#12—1984-1985) Spotlight Comic: ASTONISHING X-MEN #4 Colossus returns from being thought dead for an emotional reunion with Kitty.

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mlr091998
mlr091998

No Rogue and Gambit, Storm and Black Panther, Mockingbird and Hawkeye?! Frankly, Mockingbird and Hawkeye are my favorite.

iHynan
iHynan

How come no one mentioned Storm and the Black Panther?They should of been on thisList.

ADP1222
ADP1222

I'm so disappointed in this list. Kitty and Colossus over Rogue and Gambit. No way. I absolutely love Rogue and Gambit's story and they love they have for each other. Boooooooo on this top 10

midramble
midramble

I may be a little late in this but to me nothing beats Hulk and Caiera the oldstrong, Rogue and Magneto (AoA), and of course Jean and Wolverine (AoA). Three instances where each is willing to destroy the entire world for the other. Because of this the AoA anniversary comics made me happy.

MomoTheStrange
MomoTheStrange

No Gert and Chase? OR Rogue and Gambit? D: This list fails..Though a lot of these couples are really cute. But come on.

The_Greatest_Username
The_Greatest_Username

1. Spiderman and Mary Jane2. Cyclops and Jean Grey3. Mr. Fantastic and Invisible Woman4. Daredevil and Elektra5. Gambit and Rogue6. Spiderman and Gwen Stacy7. Colossus and Kitty Pryde8. The Thing and Alicia Masters9. Hulk and Betty Ross10. Vision and Scarlet Witchthis is my opinion on how it should have been

artiebillymac
artiebillymac

I disagree with afew choices but yeah no Rogue & Gambit ?

Beli1981
Beli1981

WHERE ARE GAMBIT AND ROGUE???????Kitty n' Colossus??? gotta be kidding!!! :rogue: :gambit:

kellymf57
kellymf57

i SORT-OF agree with the list, but in many ways do not.for one, rogue and gambit should have DEFINATELY made the list ! and has anyone thought about wolverine and mariko !?! but i am happy with daredevil and elektra being on the list ! :rogue: :gambit: :)

coupedeville68
coupedeville68

Seriously...Firestar was created in comics because of the classic tv show, Spider-man and his Amazing Friends. She does not deserve to be in any top ten list, unless it's the "Top 10 characters that Suck" list. I don't care how important (yeah right) Justice is to the Initiative...He doesn't make ANY list in my book. And there is a huge hole in this thing without Gambit and Rogue...how and Lilandra and Xavier? Hell, Howard the duck and Daisy Duck would've been better than Justice and Firestar. :gambit: + :rogue: ...way to drop the ball on this one.

Darkness85
Darkness85

[quote@SecretAvenger24 How come Rogue and Gambit didnt make the list. I like all the couples up there, don't get me wrong, but Gambit and Rogue definetly should have been number 10 at least. I mean they're in love and they can't touch each other and Gambit is evil, not to mention all the other problems they had. That is definetly a complicated relationship.[/quote] Basically, Marvel is just trying to promote their comics with these Top 10s. Example, Kitty and Piotr at #1. There's absolutely no way Kitty and Piotr is #1. The only reason there #1 was to promote Kitty's death or "being lost" in Giant Size Astonishing X-Men to make it seem like the greatest couple had to deal with such a tragic accident. The problem is, there not the greatest couple. Jean and Scott, Sue and Reed, and Pete and MJ are way above them. The link above me is a more accurate Top 10 of Marvel's Finest Couple.

SecretAvenger24
SecretAvenger24

How come Rogue and Gambit didnt make the list. I like all the couples up there, don't get me wrong, but Gambit and Rogue definetly should have been number 10 at least. I mean they're in love and they can't touch each other and Gambit is evil, not to mention all the other problems they had. That is definetly a complicated relationship.

bobtaim
bobtaim

I believe the Colossus/Kitty position stems from the fact that they were a couple that didn't work out in the beginning...but years later, made it. I can remember feeling that Peter really crapped out by falling for that alien chick in Secret Wars...and then dumping Kitty when he got back, instead of working things out with her? Everyone knew the alien chick's healing powers influenced the recipient's emotional state...wait, maybe they didn't...or, maybe it didn't. Who knows. The point is that if the people sitting around the table voting on these awful lists were reading X-Men back in 80's, they probably felt like [i] all was right with the universe[/i] when Peter and Kitty finally got it together.

Nova1
Nova1

[quote@bobtaim And even though it is a 'fresh' romance, Storm/T'Challa should have been included. Unless I read the hype wrong, they're going to be permanent duo in the Marvel U. And personally, I think it's cool. Marvel needs more ties between the mutant and non-mutant heroes.[/quote] yeah, i thought that they might've been there. there had been something between the 2 for years before they got married, but i don't think that they were officially a couple until a couple of years ago.also, i am really surprised about the #1, Peter and Kitty. i knew they were a couple, but not following x-men i never hear anything about them at all unlike the other couples on this list.

liliaeth
liliaeth

[quote@excalibur88 always liked Kitty and Wisdom better.[/quote] I completely agree. Kitty and Pete Wisdom was hot, interesting and fun to read. Though I like both Piotr and Kitty seperately, I just get bored reading them together. The only interesting thing about Kitty and Colossus is that at the start of it, he was way too old for her.

liliaeth
liliaeth

How in gods name did Peter and Gwen get that high? They had a terrible relationship, they constantly made one another suffer and Gwen was an insult to women. She was 'the' most boring cardboard waste of a character in Spider-man ever. There is no positive thing to be said about her and Peter's relationship, or her character on its own, other than that her death had a nice long lasting effect.I mean, when a chars most defining and best moment in its existance is her death, that is not a good thing.

emoorman
emoorman

WHAT ?!?! when did peter and mary jane get married ? i thought they broke up ? didn't they brake up ? what's this "deal with the devil"? I always thought that peter still lived in forest hills (even though he can't afford a house forest hills) with his aunt ho makes wheat cakes for him. NEXT you'll tell me he unmasked to the world and aunt may got shot. you crazy people at marvel with your parallel worlds. :shock: it's a good thing i follow everything you write for me marvel kinda like a ZOMBIE.

bobtaim
bobtaim

I've never been a fan of Gambit, but I have to admit that the Rogue/Gambit matchup should have been included on this list...especially if they're going to include Firestar/Justice (glad AJ dumped that loser...maybe she'll finally join an X-book).And even though it is a 'fresh' romance, Storm/T'Challa should have been included. Unless I read the hype wrong, they're going to be permanent duo in the Marvel U. And personally, I think it's cool. Marvel needs more ties between the mutant and non-mutant heroes.I like the Emma/Cyclops match...but I wouldn't consider it a 'romance'...and definitely not a 'best-of'.

jeanp
jeanp

Once again Marvel slights Gambit and on a list he darn well should have topped. I don't see any of the others sticking by a woman they couldn't even be with because of her powers. Now that is ROMANTIC - just showing how out of touch this list is with the concept.[quote@built4spd Why is it they seem to leave Rogue and Gambit off these top 10 list? Kitty and Colossus...WTF? As I recall Colossus had a better relationshop with Northstar in his "out of the closet" years than he ever had with Shadowcat.....HAHAHA #1 Couple=Colossus and Northstar....why not?[/quote] Different Universe, it's Ultimate Colossus and Ulitmate Northstar but you are right they are more romantic and interesting than Kitty and Colossus.

gevth
gevth

That makes no sense, I was told they never even got married!!!

Webslinger74
Webslinger74

I think Gwen and Pete should definitely be on the list. For gods sakes she has been dead for decades but she is still talked about among fans. She was the "one" for Peter while MJ was still hooked up with Harry. Not to take anything away from Pete and MJs relationship, I mean after all Mephisto wanted their marriage....evidently he didn't see this list or he would be after all these other couples that rank before Pete and MJ :dead: Watch out Kitty and Colossus!Seriously, I think there are a lot of other couples who should have made this but I guess if you are doing just ten it is hard to choose. Although I think Rogue and Gambit should have been on before Scott and Emma because they have been an item a lot longer, but that is just my opinion.

built4spd
built4spd

Why is it they seem to leave Rogue and Gambit off these top 10 list? Kitty and Colossus...WTF? As I recall Colossus had a better relationshop with Northstar in his "out of the closet" years than he ever had with Shadowcat.....HAHAHA #1 Couple=Colossus and Northstar....why not?

egotrip02
egotrip02

MJ and Pete only at number 6? But I thought a love like theirs only came around once every thousand years? Mephisto should have went after Kitty and Colossus! Other than the low rating of MJ and Pete, I'd say the list is pretty good. Although Firestar and Justice? The characters, let alone their relationship, haven't been in the forefront for years! Even though I hate the relationship, I still think Rogue and Gambit deserve to be on the list more than Firestar and Justice.As an aside. While I like the Cyclops and Emma coupling, I wouldn't call their realtionship a great romance. I mean, it's one of the more interesting couples in the Marvel universe, but I've never seen it as a romantic.

gibsonrg
gibsonrg

What? I thought Spidey and Mary Jane just had an argument...they never had got "married." What are you goin' on about? Isn't the point of a retcon to PRETEND IT NEVER HAPPENED?!So, spot number 6 is open. I nominate Logan and Domino, just to irritate Cable. and I agree with whoever said it...I'm going to miss Kitty!!

anya42
anya42

I don't know if Marvel's said anything 'definitive' on the Gwen Stacy death thing, but even if it was Spiderman's web line that broke her neck, goblin is still the one responsible. It's still 100% percent his fault. I second, third, fourth, whatever number it's up to now, the opinion previously stated of how the heck did Gambit and Rogue not make the list? :P

palaba
palaba

Wow I actually dig the #1 slot. Personally I would have guessed that Peter and MJ, would be before Pete and Kitty, well before Quesada did what he did, Maybe Reed and Sue , but honestly I read way more X-Men than either book and I have always enjoyed reading these two in a relationship. I Loved the two in AOE, and am obviously was disappointed with the lack of a relationship in Ultimate. As far as Gambit and Rouge, I thin they need to do something new with that relationship, they are (relationship wise) no different than they were in the early 90'sI'd actually add Daredevil and Electra, even though we're not even sure how long she's actually been Electra

SpiderLord212
SpiderLord212

A question for ben morse.Is your statement about spidey's web-line killing gwen stacy your opinion?Or is it a fact?Or has history changed once again that i don't know about.For the 17 years that i read spider-man i know that marvel danced around the mystery on if the goblin's force snapped gwen's neck or was it the web-line?I thought i read numerious times that it was the goblin's fault although peter parker blamed himself.What issue was it revealed that your statement is true?As far as couples go i thought spidey & mj should have been #1.

operationstack
operationstack

[quote@cheesey222 :rogue: + :gambit: C'mon![/quote] i honestly didnt see this post before i posted....i swear to god

operationstack
operationstack

this is pure insanity.......gambit and rogue should have been number one but i would have been allright if they were at least on the damn list......now im outraged :gambit: :rogue: COME ON!!!!

RevBeliever
RevBeliever

[quote@swordofsutekh Anyone else notice that Black Panther and Storm did not make the list? They have not been a couple very long, but as much as their wedding event was promoted, I expected to see them on here.[/quote] Yeah I was expecting to see them on the list too

Jenniferay896
Jenniferay896

Gambit and Rogue should have been on the list. They have always been my favorite couple and their relationship is interesting due the struggles between them. :gambit: :rogue:

lancewe
lancewe

How can you make such a list without including Gambit and Rogue? Come on, that's the couple most of us enjoyed, and one of the most original. Honestly who really cares about Kitty & Peter, they are a side note, not a main attraction. I've never known anyone who bought a comic because of Kitty and the metal man, but I know plenty who rushed out to get X-Men 24 because of the southern romance cover.

Green-Knight
Green-Knight

[quote] None of that other stuff would have happened if Morrison hadn't decided he thought Emma was hotter and more "interesting" than Jean.[/quote] True enough. I hated Morrison's run on so many levels. It'd be nice to see all of it retconned away, as Scott wasn't the only one who got sullied by that run, with Morrison writing Jean as trying to start an affair with Wolverine. He cheapened both their characters, especially Cyclops, with his run (Which was poorly researched and wrong on several pretty important continuity points to boot). Oh well. Least Scott and Jean were #4 on the list. And yeah, Scott/Emma shouldn't have been on the list. What's so romantic about a woman who's supposed to be counselling a guy on his marriage instead breaking up the marriage? That's romantic? It's devious, dishonest, disgraceful, and disgusting. Hardly romantic.

Sarah1
Sarah1

[quote@Green-Knight [quote] Not to mention Jean and Scott's "low point" wasn't him cheating on her in Astonishing?[/quote] The psychic affair was a direct result and made possible because of Apocalypse possessing Cyclops, so yes, that's their low point, as none of that other stuff would've happened if not for that.[/quote] None of that other stuff would have happened if Morrison hadn't decided he thought Emma was hotter and more "interesting" than Jean. There was no indication right after Cyke came back until Morrison took over that Apocalypse made Scott suddenly withdraw from Jean and no matter what the excuse the "low point" was not the possession of Apocalypse, it was what happened after. During the possession Jean was the one who believe him still alive and got a group to find and saved Scott. Grateful guy that Scott making his cheating the low point.

Green-Knight
Green-Knight

[quote] Not to mention Jean and Scott's "low point" wasn't him cheating on her in Astonishing?[/quote] The psychic affair was a direct result and made possible because of Apocalypse possessing Cyclops, so yes, that's their low point, as none of that other stuff would've happened if not for that.

MizMelanie09
MizMelanie09

[quote@Darkness85 . And finally, no Gambit and Rogue really ticked me off. LOL. I'm pretty sure they have a bigger fanbase then most of the couples on in that Top 10 combine. .[/quote] Could not agree with you more!! That really bothered me!!I agree with almost every comment on this board, like, who creates these stupid lists? All the ones Ive taken a look at have been way off IMO

LOTRKing
LOTRKing plus member

Heavily disappointed with this list. Peter and MJ should be #1, Gwen Stacy definitely should NOT be ahead of MJ, and of course Pete/MJ's low point can't be considered to be the end of OMD, because that would make Joe Q look bad.At least Reed and Sue got number two, so they did soemthing right.-LOTRKing

archer754
archer754

Justice and Firestar were put on the list for reason hinted in the article - they represent a reltionship during a specific time period, when other relationships were already established or on a break. They don't belong on the list, but they're there for diversity. Blech. While I agree with the posts that note other missing couples, the most aggregious omission hasn't been mentioned. Where are Ben Grimm & Alicia Masters????

Darkness85
Darkness85

I have no problem with Kitty and Piotr being on the list, but #1? GIVE ME A BREAK. They don't deserve it. The only reason is because of Astonishing and that's it. Same with Emma and Scott. Been together for only a few years justifies them a spot in the top 10? Don't think so. Gwen and Peter over MJ and Peter is just wrong. And finally, no Gambit and Rogue really ticked me off. LOL. I'm pretty sure they have a bigger fanbase then most of the couples in that Top 10 combine. Whatever, all these top 10 lists made by Marvel have been so outrageous that I'm not surprise by this list.

swordofsutekh
swordofsutekh

Anyone else notice that Black Panther and Storm did not make the list? They have not been a couple very long, but as much as their wedding event was promoted, I expected to see them on here.

Whiskystick
Whiskystick

This is a distorted romance list. Spiderman-n-Gwen Stacy rate over his relationship with MJ?! Im VERY surprised Luke Cage-n-Jessica Jones arent on this list. At the core of that relationship, THATS love. Colossus and Kitty dont deserve the #1 spot. Who compiled this list? Was he eating godiva chocolates at the time?

Sarah1
Sarah1

[quote@sid456eternal AGHHHHthat bugs me soo much. Cyclops who i dont think should be a xmen for he has a dumb ability and wines to much gets two of the HOTTEST marvel girls out there. emma and jean grey.[/quote] Not to mention Jean and Scott's "low point" wasn't him cheating on her in Astonishing? That's about a low as it gets in my opinion or is Marvel not willing to admit what Mr. "romantic" since he's on the list twice, did? And I don't consider Scott and Emma "romantic". They've yet to be really stressed and had to survive it for me to believe them romantic. Pushed down our throats because it's Cyclops and he gets the fantasy girls - sure. And I agree with lots of people here. Justice and Firestar? Who the heck are they? Kitty and Colossus? They've been apart and with others way more than together and are boring. And while I like the Gwen Stacy Story - it's just the same as the Daredevil /Elektra story and the 1st Scott and Phoenix death story. It just does not rank as top ten when they are other characters and romances besides the ones that Marvel's top/pet characters are in and are better than "death of the female lover stories". SO: Where's HECK is Rogue and Gambit !?!?! I don't recall seeing hundreds upon hundreds of fan fiction devoted to Justice and Firestar, but Gambit and Rogue - just check FF.net. Heck I wouldn't even be a female comic reader who'd call anything in comics romantic prior to them save maybe the old standbys just because. Sue and Reed and Spidey and MJ are just because. Daredevil and Elektra is about the only one I agree with.

MizMelanie09
MizMelanie09

All I have to say to this list is: AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHOh sorry, it wasnt a joke?? Woops. lol just kidding, but I dont agree with it at all!! I think Rogue and Gambit need to be on that list, their relationship may not be perfect, but its a good star crossed lovers kinda story. Besides both characters are great.Second, Kitty and Colossus as number one? Are you serious? I dont think so, not at all!!! IMP: I dont really like them as a couple too much, and I don't think they should be number one compared to some of the other couples of the list. I duno..And I know a lot of people are gonna hate me for this one, but I dont really like Emma and Scott too much. Can't put my finger on why, but they just bug me. Maybe havent read enough about them together to understand things completely, and maybe if I did then I would change my mind about them.....

sid456eternal
sid456eternal

AGHHHHthat bugs me soo much. Cyclops who i dont think should be a xmen for he has a dumb ability and wines to much gets two of the HOTTEST marvel girls out there. emma and jean grey.

Peasily
Peasily

Always adored Kitty, couldn't stand Colossus. A bad mix, with no chemistry.

johnnysword
johnnysword

Justice & Firestar?!! What about Black Panther & Storm?What about Rogue & Gambit?What about Bruce Banner & Betty Ross?What about Daredevil & Black Widow? (they had a book together for years!)

rogelio23
rogelio23

there a poll survey here last month , who is ur fav x couple. gambit and rouge lead the survey they got 25% of all the votes. look like they promoting the astonishing.