The best superhero couples have been around ever since the first superheroes started fighting crime. Writers and artists have been giving them love interests to keep them occupied when they aren't beating up bad guys. While most heroes in the early days kept their dating limited to regular folk, over time, they expanded to date others like themselves, and nearly a century's worth of comics have resulted in the joining of some amazing superhero couples.
Some of the best pairings in the Marvel, DC, and Image universes involve the most powerful people around, and despite being comparable to gods, they have their relationship troubles, just like the rest of us. As a result, not every superhero couple can stand as one of the best relationships around. Some just don't cut it when compared to others.
This list looks at the top 50 couples from all manner of comics down below. Don't forget to give your favorite superhero couples a vote up to see which one rises to the top to be declared the best comic book superhero couple of all time!
Batman & Catwoman
Bruce Wayne was instantly attracted to Selina Kyle the first time they met, and over the course of decades, their relationship was a chaotic mess. Selina went straight, then returned to crime, and all the while, Bruce loved her and "failed" to capture her on more than one occasion. Eventually, they got married, but there isn't a lot of normal where the Dark Knight (and his relationships) is concerned.
Gambit & Rogue
Despite Rogue's ability to sap the life from anyone she touches, she has had a longstanding relationship with Remy LeBeau, otherwise known as Gambit. Their relationship was mainly a should they/shouldn't they sort of thing for about 30 years, but they eventually found a way to be together.
Green Arrow & Black Canary
Oliver Queen has had an on-again/off-again relationship with Dinah Laurel Lance, the daughter of the first Black Canary, who carried on her superhero career. The eventually got married to one another, and their son, Connor Hawke, replaced his father as the Green Arrow after Queen "died."
Mr. Fantastic & The Invisible Woman
Reed Richards and Susan Storm have been one of the best couples in comic book history, having been together nearly from the beginning. They eventually married and had two children, who are incredibly powerful in their own rite. Their wedding issue was one of the biggest events during the Bronze Age of Comics, and they remain together decades later.
Spider-Man & Black Cat
When Felicia Hardy began flirting with Peter Parker, she was something of a cat burglar/criminal, but Pete gave into his urges, and they began a relatively complicated relationship. Eventually, Felicia switched over to become an anti-hero, and they've had an on-again/off-again relationship going for years.
Aquaman & Mera
Arthur Curry and Mera have had a relationship since the 1960s, but as it progressed into the following two decades, it got a little bit rocky. Still, they have had a strong relationship off and on throughout the years, and even though they've been apart every once in a while, they always manage to swim back into one another's arms.
Black Panther & Storm
T'Challa married Ororo Munroe, otherwise known as the X-Man, Storm. It is a grand event that took the girl who grew up with people worshipping her as a god, and made her a bona fide Queen. Their relationship is one of the strongest, and they would do (and have done) anything for one another. Storm's close association with Wakanda has drawn a line between herself and the X-Men, as well as the Avengers a time or two, but for the most part, she and her husband are still power players in the Marvel Universe.
Dick Grayson & Barbara Gordon
Dick Grayson has had a longtime relationship with Barbara Gordon, and they were one of the powerhouse couples in the DC Universe for a long time. When Barbara was shot and nearly killed by the Joker, she ended up in a wheelchair and became Oracle, but the pair managed to keep their relationship going strong. They are the story of a couple of kids, who fell in love, and overcame major obstacles most wouldn't ever have to face.
Cyclops & Jean Grey
For the majority of the 20th century, Jean Grey and Scott Summers were the it couple in Marvel Comics. Their relationship came to a tragic end when Jean sacrificed herself to save everyone she cared for from the Dark Phoenix. Scott was crushed from this, and it would be a long time before he could be with anyone else.
Daredevil & Elektra
The love affair between Elektra Nachios and Matt Murdock is one fraught with misery and despair. Just when they were looking like they might be able to take it further, Elektra goes and gets herself impaled on the end of one of her own sais, thanks to Bullseye. She crawled to Matt's stoop and died in his arms. She didn't stay dead for long, but being reborn didn't exactly make her run back to Matt, and they have had a chaotic relationship for most of their tenure together in the Marvel Universe.
Hawkman & Hawkwoman
The relationship between Katar and Shayera Hol (or Carter and Shiera Hall) is one of the strongest bonds in the DC Universe, as it transcends time and space. Depending on which version of the characters you're looking at (pre or post-Crisis), they have been shown to truly love one another. Their post-Crisis versions are connected eternally beyond death and are constantly resurrected in a new age, where they inevitably find one another.
Captain America & Sharon Carter
Steve Rogers and Sharon Carter have had a relationship that has been on-again/off-again for years, but it really became a romantic affair in the 21st century. She played a prominent role in the Civil War event when she killed Cap, but let's just say, she wasn't in her right mind at the time. Despite this, they've been very close for years, and are a strong couple when they're together.
Nico & Karolina
It may have taken them 13 years to make it happen, but Nico & Karolina of The Runaways finally managed to make their relationship a reality. The whole affair was teased for over a decade, but in 2018, it finally kicked off with a surprise kiss, which was immediately followed by a passionate embrace between the two ladies. This followed an initial rejection, and despite some chaos and complications over the years, the two definitely have eyes for one another.
Cyclops & Emma Frost
Scott Summers has been associated with Jean Grey for much of his superhero career, but for the 21st-century, his love interest has rested squarely with Emma Frost. After the Ice Queen switched over to become one of the good guys (and following Jean's death), they got very close to one another, and have pretty much been inseparable since then.
Vision & Scarlet Witch
Vision and Wanda Maximoff have been one of the most powerful team-up/relationships in Marvel Comics' history, but theirs is a heartbreaking tale. They've wed, been apart, Vision lost his humanity, he regained it, they had kids, didn't have kids, and at one point, Wanda killed/destroyed Vision. They clearly have a strong love for one another, but their relationship has been fraught with complications and heartache.
Ant-Man & The Wasp
Hank Pym and Janet Van Dyne have one of the most tumultuous relationships in the Marvel Universe. They have an on-again/off-again thing going on, due, in large part, to Hank beating his wife. In various universes, they are either together or apart, but for much of their history, they were a couple.
Tim Drake & Stephanie Brown
Tim Drake and Stephanie Brown have had an incredibly complicated relationship over the years, and with manipulations by Batman, issues with secret identities, and various events in the DC Universe, they haven't had it easy. Still, they are one of the strongest relationships in the DC Universe in terms of how close they are with one another, but they don't often get the break they need to make it into a more permanent affair.
Black Bolt & Medusa
Considering the fact that Black Bolt can't actually speak to the love of his life, it's a bit surprising that the two have been together for as long as they have. Despite the silent treatment, they have shared the throne in leading the Inhumans for pretty much the entire time they've been in the Marvel Universe, but you have to wonder how they have made it work for so long.
Spider-Man & Mockingbird
When Peter Parker became the billionaire head of Parker Industries, it's fair to say his life changed a bit. He worked to outfit S.H.I.E.L.D. with new tech and gear with Agent Bobbi Morse, aka, Mockingbird, working as his liaison. The two formed a close relationship, and eventually, they took it to the next level. It didn't last forever, and eventually, they broke up, but it was pretty hot there for a minute.
Winter Soldier & Black Widow
If you thought there was no way the Winter Soldier and Black Widow might have hooked up because of their time in the MCU, you're mistaken! They most certainly have had a relationship with one another, seeing as it was Bucky Barnes, who trained her during the Cold War in the USSR. They had a romantic relationship for a while, but after Natasha had some false memories implanted in her, and Bucky's continuous brainwashing made their being together a tad difficult.
Archangel & Husk
Warren Worthington had a thing for Paige Guthrie, and he spoke about it with her mom, but their relationship is one of the weirder ones in the Marvel Universe. When they finally did share a romantic moment, it culminated in their having sex in the sky above Paige's mom, which is somewhat offputting while still managing to be rather impressive when you stop for a moment to think about how that's even possible.
Colossus & Shadowcat
Piotr Rasputin and Kitty Pryde started flirting while the latter was still a teenager, but eventually, flirtation turned into a romantic relationship. Their relationship began when she was only 13, and he was 19, but eventually, Colossus returned her affection, having waited until she was older. They were together for a long time, but ultimately, they parted ways when Kitty left Piotr at the altar.
Luke Cage & Jessica Jones
Luke Cage has been involved with Jessica Jones for a long time in the comics, but it was after her stint as a superhero, and during her time working as a private eye that they ended up beginning something. They married and had a child together, and their bond is strong. There doesn't seem to be anything that can tear these two apart, but the Civil War seemed to try and make it happen for a little while.
Human Torch & Lyja
Johnny Storm has been with a lot, A LOT of women over the years, but his biggest relationship may have been his most harmful. Following the "Secret World" event, Lyja, who is a Skrull, seduced Johnny as Alicia Masters, and then she later fell in love with him for real. They married, which caused a huge rift to form between Ben Grimm and Johnny. Eventually, she's found out and believed killed, but every once in a while, she comes back, and the two get close before something inevitably tears them apart.
Hal Jordan & Star Sapphire
Hal Jordan has had a long-term relationship with Carol Ferris for years, pretty much since either character was created in the earliest days of the Silver Age of Comics. Carol wasn't a superhero, but when she took on the power of the purple spectrum to become Star Sapphire, her status in the DC Universe changed, and the on-again/off-again couple became closer for a time.