10 Best Hero Weddings In Marvel Comics | Popgen Tech
The Marvel Comics universe is full of love. Heroes date humans, aliens, other heroes, and sometimes villains. Many of Marvel’s heroes have had brief relationships with multiple partners over the years. However, some lucky heroes find their soulmate and make a lifelong commitment. If a few are very lucky, they get an entire special wedding issue dedicated to them.
Weddings are popular events. Most people enjoy celebrating love and commitment. For comic creators, weddings present an opportunity to bring together many different characters in an unusual situation where anything can happen. Whether the heroes are battling gatecrashing villains or contemplating their romance, a hero wedding is sure to be spectacular, eventful, and dramatic.
10/10 Storm And Black Panther Hurt All Other Weddings
The wedding of T’Challa, the Black Panther, to Ororo, Storm of the X-Men, was a huge event in the Marvel Comics universe. In the comics, American TV stations cover the event. The world’s greatest hero is on the guest list. Marvel even hired Shawn Dudley, a professional designer, to create Storm’s outfit for the occasion.
The wedding was a huge and spectacular event, even featuring a visit from the panther god during the ceremony. Unfortunately, its timing couldn’t be worse, as the heroes are in the middle of their Civil War, and some heroes leave early because they can’t stop fighting. The ceremony went well though, and Black Panther and Storm were happy, at least for a while.
9/10 The Thing And Alicia Masters’s Relationship Rocks
Ben Grimm, better known as The Thing, married his long-time girlfriend Alicia Masters in giant size Fantastic Four (2018) #5 by Dan Slott, Aaron Kuder, Marte Gracia, Erick Arciniega, Michael Allred, Laura Allred, and Adam Hughes. The special issue featured three stories showing Bagay learning to dance, attending his bachelor party, and finally getting married.
The stories told in the Fantastic Four wedding issue are mostly charming and uplifting, which is exactly how most people want a wedding to feel. Doctor Doom almost derailed the wedding, but luckily, Reed Richards prepared a time bubble that allowed Ben and Alicia to focus on each other before saving the world.
8/10 Wasp Marries Yellowjacket Stung For Some Avengers
Janet Van Dyne, aka the Wasp, is a nice person. Her Avengers teammates are shocked to receive an invitation to her surprise wedding to Yellowjacket, a mysterious hero who has recently appeared. The Avengers even thought that he might have killed Janet’s ex, Hank Pym.
Despite her teammates’ reservations, Janet went ahead with the lavish wedding. At the reception, the Ringmaster and his Circus of Evil attack the heroes and nearly kill Wasp. To save him, Yellowjacket transforms into Goliath and reveals himself to be the missing Hank Pym after all. Despite the chaos, the heroes had fun.
7/10 Spider-Man And Mary Jane Watson together
Mary Jane Watson is Spider-Man’s most iconic romantic partner. Fans are incredibly excited about their marriage to Amazing Spider-Man Annual (1963) #1 by David Michelinie, James Shooter, Paul Ryan, Vince Colletta, and Bob Sharen. Marvel even held a live-action version of the event at Shea Stadium to promote the comic.
Peter and MJ have always had a strong relationship, which is good for them, but not so great for comic sales. Marvel later decides that marriage has aged Peter too much, and he sacrifices his marriage to save his Aunt’s life in a deal with Mephisto. The issue itself almost foreshadows their doom, as it mostly consists of both characters having doubts about marriage before going through with it.
6/10 Deadpool And Shiklah’s Wedding Breaks The Fourth Wall
Marvel artists have a habit of creating covers for wedding issues that feature a large cast of characters attending the wedding. Deadpool Comics are known for their parodies of other comics, so naturally the creators wanted to do something amazing for the very special Deadpool wedding issue. The result is a new record for the number of characters featured on a comic book cover.
Rain threatened the outdoor ceremony between the Merc with a Mouth and Shiklah, Queen of the Underworld, but luckily Thor was there to clear the skies. Nightcrawler performs the ceremony, and Wade happily embraces his bride. The marriage didn’t last long, but at least the marriage was one for the record books.
5/10 Northstar And Kyle’s Love Lasted
An X-Man’s wedding is definitely a big event, and the hearthrob Northstar’s wedding to her fiancé Kyle Jinadu was no exception. The ceremony was held in Central Park, and was attended by heroes from across the galaxy. Iceman provided delicate arches for the venue, while Storm sprinkled white petals over the ceremony with her powers.
The issue begins with Northstar remembering a time when she and Kyle both had doubts about getting married. His life as a hero is dangerous, and puts Kyle in danger as well. In the end, however, Northstar’s sister Aurora helps him focus and reflect on his love for his partner, which he demonstrates through his improvised vows.
4/10 Jean Gray And Cyclops’ Wedding Was A Blast
By the time Jean Gray and Cyclops got married, fans had been waiting for the event for a long time. The couple have been together for the better part of three decades, and have overcome challenges such as Jean being possessed by the Phoenix Force, and Scott having a child with his clone.
For this event, the issue chose not to focus on the villain attacks that often plague other superhero weddings. Instead, it focuses on the characters and their feelings around the event. Wolverine decides not to attend, due to his feelings for Jean, while Rachel Summers is overjoyed to finally see her parents get married. Ultimately, it’s a grand, joyful occasion for the couple and their guests.
3/10 Jessica Jones And Luke Cage Are A Power Couple
Jessica Jones and Luke Cage are two of the most prickly heroes of the Marvel Comics universe, but they found true love in each other. The bride was not a role Jones felt suited for, which was explored to some extent in the latest Jessica Jones mystery, The Variants. However, she went ahead with her fear, to marry the man she loved.
As expected by this couple, the ceremony was simple and humble, with only a few family and friends. The most notable detail is that it was performed by Stan Lee. Luke Cage, although featured in a suit on the cover, is wearing a turtleneck and gold chain. Jessica Jones wore a simple but elegant wedding dress and even applied lipstick for the occasion.
2/10 Sue Storm And Reed Richards Have A Great Marriage
Sue Storm and Reed Richards were one of the first superhero couples in Marvel Comics. Naa Fantastic Four Annual (1963) #3, by the legendary Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the happy couple publicly announce their impending marriage, leading Doctor Doom to send all of Marvel’s villains to attack the ceremony.
The issue itself is mostly fights between the villains who crash the wedding and the heroes who attend. Sue, despite being one of the most powerful members of the team, is relegated to a damsel in distress role while the male heroes save the day. Finally, on the last page, readers are treated to several panels that actually show the couple getting married.
1/10 Scarlet Witch, Vision, Mantis, and Swordsman Have a Turbulent Marriage
One of the most surreal weddings to take place in the Marvel Comics universe is undoubtedly the double wedding featured in Giant Size Avengers #4 by Steve Englehart, Don Heck, John Tartaglione, and Petra Goldberg. This issue featured the marriage of both Scarlet Witch to Vision, as well as Mantis to her partner. Quite a bit.
One of the strangest aspects of this wedding was Mantis’ groom. Although she looks like Mantis Swordsman’s old lover, she is in fact a tree-alien that animates Swordsman’s corpse. Kang the Conqueror also tried to kidnap Mantis in the middle of the ceremony. Despite these shenanigans, the marriage continued for both unusual couples.
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