Riddle Me This: Which is the Best Comic Movie Couple?

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When it comes to romance, superheros tend to have a lot of it, and it all tends to go horribly wrong along the way. Even so, there’s plenty of chemistry in these couples to make our hearts go pitter-patter. So Riddle Me This, PoP!ulation:  Which is your favorite comic movie couple?

(Going with movies here because, seriously, there are way too many couples in comics canon to narrow the field.)


Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle


She’s a crook and he’s a masked vigilante, but they later get their happily ever after while Alfred watches on, sipping his Fernet Branca.

Thor and Jane Foster


She’s gotten to meet the parents, and he gave up the chance to rule Asgard in order to spend his life with her. Which means she’ll probably die in the next movie.

Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter


Easily the sweetest and most chaste relationship in the entire Marvel movie universe, I dare you not to well up a bit at the end of Captain America.

Tony Stark and Pepper Potts


Robert Downey, Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow look good together. Plus, Stark makes her CEO of his company. That’s trust right there.

Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy


The current incarnation of Spider-Man has a much better love story than the last one. But we all know that it’s going to end very, very badly.

Cyclops and Jean Grey


Speaking of ending very, very badly…

Reed Richards and Sue Storm


They’re the married couple on the list… That’s really all I’ve got.

Clark Kent and Lois Lane


Even if you didn’t like Man of Steel, you have to admit that Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are cute together. They’d make adorable Superbabies.

Daredevil and Elektra


Again, it doesn’t end well, but Ben and Jen did end up getting married for realsies, so that has to count for something, right?

Nite Owl and Silk Spectre


And the award for hottest sex in an Owlship goes to…

Which is the Best Comic Movie Couple?

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  1. Jason Knize says:

    Steve and Peggy have the best sets of pecs on this list!

  2. Other: Hellboy & Liz Sherman

  3. D-Rock says:

    My thoughts..

    Bruce & Selina – so much going on in this movie that the love story barely had time to develop. Interesting couple, but not enough there

    Lois & Clark – same thing. So much going on that their relationship was secondary. That part of the story hasn’t developed enough yet to win.

    Peter & Gwen – despite the movie being ho-hum, I thought these two actually had good chemistry. Almost enough for the win, but not quite.

    Steve & Peggy – Too cookie cutter. Didn’t feel organic, just typical.

    Tony & Pepper – Good chemistry in the first film, but her complete 180 in the sequel ruined her character for me. She just became the whiny stage 5 clinger.

    Owl & Spectre – I love the dysfunction of this pair, but Spectre is purposely written to be unlikable, and she succeeds

    Thor & Jane – not a terrible pair, but not enough of a spark IMO

    Scott & Jean – these two had ZERO chemistry. Fail

    Matt & Elektra – I can’t even.. Just, no.

    Reed & Sue – bwahahahaha


    I was originally going to go with V and Evie, (V for Vendetta) because that was a great relationship to watch develop. But that was really more of a mentor/protégé relationship rather than romantic.

    Winner: Tristan & Yvaine (Stardust). This had a very ‘Princess Bride’ love/hate vibe and the movie was just hella fun to watch.

  4. Jeremiah Vetter says:

    I’m somewhat surprised to not see Alana and Marko from Saga on here. It’s the new hip love story. But being the X-Nerd that I am, I’ve always like Rogue and Gambit. This the is only relationship where physicality is an impossibility. And being the hardcore X-nerd, I’ve always enjoyed the rare occasion when the showcase Longshot and Dazzler. Neither ever got the attention they deserve.

  5. Matt H says:

    Jean and Scott was just brutal to watch on screen. He was like a piece of dry wall and she was like a stripper… Nothing good can come of that. She got wet and he disintegrated….

  6. Bigtymin504 says:

    For me, this was between Tony/Pepper and Cap/Peggy. I ended up voting for Tony and Pepper. Those two are just hilarious together and they have great romantic chemistry too. I think the Avengers scene between them sealed it for me.

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