A superhero soap opera for the TMZ generation, writer Grace Randolph and artist Russell Dauterman's Supurbia features Batman & Robin wannabes Night Fox and Agent Twilight as closeted lovers keeping their secret from the world. Well, except for Night Fox's wife, who agrees to keep a lid on it.
One of the sadder love stories here, Mikaal and Tony, who first came together in the late 1980s, defied the odds and got back together after alien and former Starman star Mikaal went missing, developed amnesia and forgot how to speak English. Then, when they were at their happiest, Tony was killed by super villains.
O.C and Grey’s Anatomy writer/producer Allan Heinberg created Wiccan, a mystic, and the shape-shifting behemoth Hulkling, a shape-shifter, as young gun replacements for the disbanded Avengers in 2005. They and their relationship then became the bedrock for Young Avengers, and they have since become engaged and were officially graduated to adult Avengers status.
Footloose vegan pacifist Karolina Dean and Xavin came together in Marvel's Runaways, a title about alienated youth, and eventually the duo fell in love. But this involved shape-shifting Xavin giving up the maleness she cherished and committing to being a woman for lesbian Karolina, which she did. Because that's what you do when you're a fictional shape-shifter in love.
Batwoman is currently engaged to police officer Maggie Sawyer, but she's been pining for long-lost gal pal Reneé Montoya, a cop once known as The Question. Montoya hasn't been seen in some time, but you can be sure she'll return at some point to bring domestic havoc to Batwoman and Sawyer's burgeoning relationship.
Longtime Batman scribe Paul Dini has confirmed that these two bad girls have had a fling, but we the reader have never seen it. The women's affections, however, became clear after Poison Ivy nursed Harley back to health after an earthquake hit Gotham City. But there are of course a few obstacles: Ivy's not the partnering type and bisexual Harley's obsessed with the abusive Joker.
After a year of watching Apollo and Midnighter—Warren Ellis’ & Bryan Hitch’s queer analogy of the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight—beat the pulp out of baddies galore in Stormwatch's The Authority, we learned the sun god and the street fighter were more just ‘partners.’ With the cat out of the bag, the men got hitched and adopted a child, but are clearly not without their drama.
By now we know Rictor and Shatterstar's tale: Rictor was a self-hating, closeted mutant, Shatterstar was an asexual warrior from another dimension. Against all odds, they found love on their adventures with X-Factor. What we don't know is what will happen to the men now that the GLAAD Award-winning title is ending.
Now before you go making jokes about big screen Wolvie Hugh Jackman, keep in mind this relationship between muscle daddies Wolverine and Hercules occurs in a series that's not part of the larger, canonical Marvel Universe. But, you know, none of this is real, so let's pretend these guys really are an item, shall we?
In writer Peter Milligan's version of X-Men spin-off X-Force, the heroes are fame-addicts who were more interested in money than saving the world. That includes bookish werewolf Vivisector and white rapper stretch-man Phat: the couple originally got involved for publicity but later realized they're both gay and in love. Sadly, those characters were later killed off with the rest of Milligan's post-modern team when their title was canceled.
Gay mutant royalty Northstar made ephemeral headlines as one of the first openly out supers, but he made pop culture history when he married longtime boyfriend Kyle Jinadu. It was a move that drew national attention and more than a few protests. The writers ignored that negative, though, and the men's binational relationship has been a huge storyline for their recently canceled series, Astonishing X-Men.
Former X-Men writer Chris Claremont originally intended Mystique and Destiny to be Nightcrawler’s biological parents, with Mystique morphing into a man at the moment of conception. But Marvel couldn’t support this gender-bending because of the dated the Comics Code Authority. Over time, however, the reformed baddies were confirmed to be indeed be the couple who raised future X-Woman Rogue.
A clever parody of super-powered drama, defunct series Young Heroes In Love introduced depressed teleporter Off-Ramp and the charming Frostbite, a bisexual snow elf with an exotic sensuality. Ironically, Frostbite warmed the ice-cold heart of sardonic Off-Ramp and later convinced him to come out.
Alright, former Army Lieutenant Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in long-running Archie Comics, doesn't have any powers, but his coming out was a huge milestone for the kid-skewing series, so we're going to say that his social impact and military history, as well as his innate fabulousness, make him pretty super. As is his husband, Army doc Clay Walker.
Here's a story of loyalty: super-powered boyfriends Gravity Kid and Power Boy both wanted to be members of the 31st Century Legion of Super-Heroes.While the serious and dedicated Gravity Kid made the cut, Power Boy was rejected. Rather than break his man's heart, Gravity Boy gave up his place on the team. And they lived happily ever after somewhere in space.