Superhero Weddings Part II: Good Gifts & Bad Guests

June, with its promise of warmth and sunshine, is a popular month for weddings. It’s a time for beautiful outfits and romantic décor infused with excitement and nervous anticipation. And for superhero couples, it’s often the time for villains to start a fight, impersonate the betrothed, and other irritating shenanigans. Even though this is a tradition unto itself, superheroes let love win and continue to marry. Here, we share some memorable superhero weddings (with more to come).

 

Mister Fantastic & Invisible Girl

Reed Richards and Sue Storm, a couple who was in love before their first appearance in comics, took their trip to the altar in Fantastic Four Annual #3 (October 1965). The all-star guest list included Marvel’s super-teams with the X-Men and Avengers joining the Fantastic Four, along with a mess of villains, including Doctor Doom. It set the bar for future superhero weddings replete with romance, tons of guest stars, and a villain who tries to ruin the big day.

 

Elasti-Girl & Mento

Doom Patrol #104 (June 1966) presents the wedding of Elasti-Girl and Mento, but not before some cases of mistaken identity. After Elasti-Girl finally decides to marry Mento, both of them and the Doom Patrol are attacked by the Brotherhood of Evil. Because the shapeshifter Madame Rouge was impersonating the parties involved to sow discord, the Chief must intervene to stop Mento and the Doom Patrol from a war with each other. Once they defeat the villains, Elasti-Girl and Mento exchange vows with the Justice League and Teen Titans as guests.


Atom & Jean Loring

Justice League of America #157 (August 1978) saw the wedding of Ray Palmer/the Atom and Jean Loring. When they got engaged, Ray still hadn’t told Jean that he was the Atom, and chose to reveal his superpowers on the day before the wedding. Both processed the situation with their friends and Jean decided to go through with the wedding. It was not one to last, ending in divorce and the shocking murder of Sue Dibny at Jean’s hands.


Superman & Lois Lane

Perhaps the most famous comic book couple, the Man of Steel and the World’s Most Famous Reporter were married in Superman: The Wedding Album (December 1996). It took a long time for Clark Kent and Lois Lane to get married, considering how long they had been together in comics. Unlike most superhero wedding issues, this one was focused completely on the wedding without an attack by Superman’s gallery of villains.


Meggan & Captain Britain

When Meggan and Captain Britain got married in Excalibur #125 (October 1998), it was a bittersweet occasion. The final issue in the series, it saw the end of the team with Nightcrawler, Colossus, and Shadowcat returning to the X-Men. Still, Captain Britain and Meggan solidified their union with friends in attendance, including Captain America, Spider-Man, and Psylocke.

 

Black Panther & Storm

Another pairing of Marvel’s powerful heroes came in Black Panther Vol. 4 #18 (September 2006) when T’Challa, the King of Wakanda, and Ororo, the weather manipulating Storm, exchanged vows. It happened during The Civil War storyline, so there was an unfortunate conflict between Captain America and Iron Man at the wedding. Still, it offered some hope in the midst of such turmoil, and excitement that two venerable heroes were jumping the broom.


Green Arrow & Black Canary

Green Arrow & Black Canary Wedding Special #1 (November 2007) presented the nuptials of Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance. While several comic book relationships are sweet and often chaste, Oliver Queen and Dinah Lance keep things sexy and challenge each other. The Archer and Pretty Bird finally took their on again/off again relationship to the next level, complete with villain attacks, a fake Ollie, and all the big star guests.


Hulkling & Wiccan

In the midst of intergalactic chaos, Teddy Altman/Hulkling and Billy Kaplan/Wiccan were wed in Empyre #4 (August 2020). The ceremony was revealed in a flashback that showed a hasty wedding before Hulkling had to leave to join the Alliance in space. Separated by threats on multiple fronts, Wiccan discovered that an imposter was in Hulkling’s place. Using their bond to teleport to Hulkling, Wiccan helped confront the imposter and later the pair would have a wedding in Empyre Aftermath: Avengers #1 (September 2020).

Don’t forget to check out our first round of superhero weddings.

Keep an eye on PREVIEWSworld.com's TwitterFacebookYouTube, or Instagram for more character profiles! And if you're interested in more stories superpowered weddins, head to your local comic shop and check out the following.

DC COMICS
The marriage of Clark Kent and Lois Lane was a special event nearly 60 years in the making! Now, a quarter century later, we look back and celebrate that historic moment in Superman & Lois Lane: The 25th Wedding Anniversary Deluxe Edition! This beautiful hardcover collects the landmark Superman: The Wedding Album, along with other relationship highlights, including the lead-up to the altar (Superman #118) and the honeymoon (Adventures of Superman #541, Action Comics #728, Superman: The Man of Steel #63), with new extras!
In Shops: Sep 15, 2021
SRP: $34.99

DC COMICS
(W) Gerry Conway, Steve Englehart (A) George Tuska, Arvell M. Jones (A/CA) Dick Dillin
In these 1970s tales, Dr. Light makes his dramatic return-and so does Snapper Carr, who's now turned traitor to the League! Ultraa, hero of Earth-Prime, joins the League in their battle with the Injustice Gang, while the Phantom Stranger assists the team against a family of ancient gods! Plus, the Atom and Jean Loring get married-but will the power of her mind destroy the Earth? Collects JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #147-157 and SUPER-TEAM FAMILY #11-14.
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $69.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #82

DC COMICS
(W) Tom King (A) David Finch, Jo?lle Jones, Mikel Janin, Danny Miki, Clay Mann
The historic wedding of Batman and Catwoman is commemorated in this must-have collector's item, featuring the historic wedding issue and the tales leading up to the big day, plus behind-the-scenes design sketches and variant covers.  Collects BATMAN #24, 44 and 50, plus the retailer variant covers from issue #50, wedding dress designs by Jo lle Jones, the script to issue #44 and more.
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $17.99
DC PREVIEWS Page #76

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Various (A) Various (CA) Scott Koblish
The day you never dreamed would come has finally arrived: Deadpool is getting married! But to whom?! Tune in to find out as Deadpool and his mysterious bride tie the knot! And to celebrate this magical occasion, we've rounded up every single writer who ever penned Wade's series to contribute new stories! But when Deadpool and his bride honeymoon in Japan, will married life agree with our mouthy merc? Or will he start doing the "take my wife, please" joke all the time? Plus: another Deadpool flashback tale, as Wade travels to the 1950s to save Nick Fury from the menace of - time-traveling Hitler! And Madcap teams up (sort of) with Deadpool to answer the burning question. "Whatever happened to the white caption boxes?" Featuring Thor, Daredevil, Luke Cage and more! Collecting DEADPOOL (2012) #26-28 and DEADPOOL ANNUAL (2013) #1.
In Shops: Jul 23, 2014
SRP: $15.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #95

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Fabian Nicieza (A/CA) Andy Kubert, Matt Ryan
Reprinting X-MEN (1991) #30
Rated T
In Shops: Dec 20, 2017
SRP: $1.00
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #93

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva, Javier Rodriguez (CA) Mark Brooks
THE BRIDE OF DOOM!
Part 1: "Betrothal"
The HUMAN TORCH's love life is changed forever when he must choose between his soulmate and his ex-wife...
And is Johnny Storm's first heartbreak, CRYSTAL, back in the book?! This is all too much! Fortunately, there is also a lot of punching, hitting and clobbering going on! All this and an ominous decree by DOCTOR DOOM! PLUS: A second tale in which Reed Richards duels Doctor Doom for the strangest prize imaginable!
Rated T
In Shops: May 12, 2021
SRP: $4.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #16

MARVEL COMICS
(W) Dan Slott (A) R. B. Silva (CA) Mark Brooks
THE BRIDE OF DOOM! Part 2: "Royal Wedding"
You are cordially commanded to Latveria for the greatest wedding ceremony in the history of the Marvel Universe...far greater than that lowly, uninspired and commonplace wedding of Reed Richards and whoever that woman was. These are the nuptials of our beloved leader, Victor Von Doom, and his most devoted and noble subject, Victorious. Attendance is mandatory. Special guest stars: PRINCE NAMOR and the BLACK PANTHER.
32 PGS./Rated T
In Shops: Jun 16, 2021
SRP: $3.99
MARVEL PREVIEWS Page #45

This article originally appeared in Gemstone Publishing’s e-newsletter Scoop.


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