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Posted by joeagentofhand1

Yes there is room for marriage in comics. Heck most of Spiderman's greatest stories came out of the time period when he and MJ were married.

Posted by Cgoodness

Yes, theres room for it in Anime and Manga so why not Western Comics

Posted by NightFang

Depends on the comic.

Edited by CaptainMarvel4Ever

I think people focus too much on marriage in super hero comics and need to just enjoy the comic. I get that drama is a part of it, but for the most part we read them for whacky stories full of crazy action and inspiring heroics as well as an examination of morality. For certain characters though (like Animal Man, Elongate Man, Sue and Reed) marriage is much more relevant to those characters stories and is a much more central aspect. Other then that though, it's a very minor detail in the grand scheme of the comic.

Over all I think Robinson had the best answer.

Posted by SpareHeadOne

All characters should go through their natural progression through life.

Edited by Devbob98

Invincible has done marriage really well

Posted by Orpheus_Knightfall

Spider-Tux, Spider-Tux.

Posted by Wardishy

Yes.

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Edited by LEGACY6364

Maybe.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

sure

Posted by animehunter

Most Most Definitely, especially when is comes to Spider-Man and Mary Jane

and as

Yes there is room for marriage in comics. Heck most of Spiderman's greatest stories came out of the time period when he and MJ were married.

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Posted by The_Comebacks

Yes I definitely think there is room in comics for marriage. Many characters such as Superman, Spiderman, and The Flashes have all been married and were able to make that a successful part of their history, in many ways it made them more interesting.

I completely disagree with DC's stance right now about not letting heroes getting married. If you encourage diversity in all other areas but then put a limit on displaying only certain kind of relationships (for example with DC, not allowing characters to be married) that comes off as kind of strict and hypocritical.

Posted by tensor

Yes.

Posted by Teerack

I think the only issue is the lack of writers confident enough to write a marriage in a super hero comic.

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Posted by StMichalofWilson

Yes, especially if the relationship is written well

Posted by Wowlock

Not everyone needs to be married but I don't understand the recent hatred towards marriages. DC's stupid remark of '' No marriage'' stance being one of the reason I barely care about ANY relationships they forced.

Personally, marriage is a big step to say '' yea we trust this direction and dynamic '' and keep a good standing with that decision instead of getting lazy with it. Worst thing it can happen to it ( aside from Mephisto TAKING YOUR MARRIAGE AWAY ) is to turn marriages into 'Celebrity weddings' where it lasts only for a month or so.

So yea, nowadays , I can't seem to find a relation I care about because I know none of those will give me satisfaction or enjoyment in the end. And the other half, they are the out-of-nowhere pairings that a writer decided to put for an arc where no build-up or past connection there to justify it. After that they claim '' it is the HIT couple ! '' ...yea no.

Suffice to say, I am more 'old-school' when it comes to relationships. Might be for worse but in the end, I like a solid foundation and a deeper connection than ''Oh he/she hot and they look good together in paper...lets couple them '' which doesn't give much to me in the story sense.

Posted by PhoenixoftheTides

Yes. But it depends on writers taking the marriages seriously. And this means putting mandates in place that makes sure that a marital status doesn't change every time a new creative team comes into play.

Storm and Black Panther's marriage ended up being a disaster, but it tracked with how her characters' relationships had occurred so we could move on. Even Phoenix and Cyclops' marriage falling apart was handled in a human and understandable way (before the death at the hands of a super villain part). Clark Kent and Lois Lane's marriage, however, has a lot more weight for the "Superman" character so it made sense that there would be fans annoyed with any change in this relationship.

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

ewwwwwwwwww marriage.

absolutely 100% not!!!

~MiB

Posted by Shazam78

There is but a lot of today's writer's don't know how to handle it well. I loved the fact that Storm and Black Panther got married. I accepted they met when they were younger(retcon). However after the Phoenix Five they were over. Seemed the shortest marriage I've ever seen Marvel do. Luke Cage got married it change his character I think it help define his character along with being a father.

Posted by Mutant God

Yes anything can work really, sometimes its a big thing (Reed and Sue, Luke and Jessica) and sometimes its just a small character trait (Jameson and Marla, Multiple Man and Layla Miller, are Beast and Abigail Brand married?)

Posted by gtimothy997

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Posted by Rainja

@captainmarvel4ever: agree with your Opinion Bro.For me, i read comics to Enjoy, the art and action that i wont see anywhere else.

Edited by Rainja

@spareheadone: I agree with you but not neccesarily with your opinion relating to marriage. I would like to see characters age or move on from Roles. example i would like to one day see Bruce willingly pass on the mantle to someone worthy may it be a brand new character or a previously established one like Tim Drake. Or I would like to See Odin Step down and see Thor become the new all father or something.

Posted by Kervan21

It mostly depends on the character. But there shouldn't be a hard and fast rule from the publisher to now allow characters to get married. I also think that when creators want to break the marriage up, it's because they're simply not creative enough to figure out how to tell an interesting story with the married characters.

I'm still single, but the impression I get from my married friends is that good, healthy marriages take A LOT of work, lots of compromise, and lots of overcome conflicts together. It seems to me like married people experience more conflict in their lives than non-married people, but the results of dealing with the conflict in a beneficial way are more rewarding. So if resolving conflict is at the heart of marriage in real life, then why is it so hard to translate that into the fictional world? That's the one thing I don't get when creators say things like "when they get married you can't tell interesting stories anymore" (that's not what was expressed by the guys in the video, but I believe I've read Jim Lee or JMS say things like that, particularly in relation to Superman and Spider-man).

I prefer Superman with Lois, and I prefer Peter with MJ. I think Peter with MJ shows the most growth and development for that character.

I would say Batman should never get married, because he's too dedicated to his mission. Only Selina would be a viable option for him, because she gets why he has this need to put on a suit and go out and fight crime. She accepts that about him. But they would still run into that massive conflict of her morally gray ethics.

For me, it's always who the characters are in relationship to others that gets me to fall in love with them, and I think characters that are married benefit from that quite a bit. For AVENGERS: AOU, I feel like I instantly learned more about Hawkeye by seeing that he was married and had kids than I did before. I loved that Whedon and Marvel went that route with him.

Posted by Project_Worm

Just look at Animal Man. Guy's got wife and kids or... y'know kid...

And is one of the most interesting characters.

Posted by davidgrantlloyd

Only to certain extent

Posted by Omnicrono

Why wouldn't there be room for it?

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Posted by blackkitty

I think definitely yes, but when it comes time to end, all heroes need to make deals with the devil to instantly make it disappear and avoid that ackward ex relationship... (friggin spider-man)

Posted by MartianManhunterIsBetterThanCyborg

Depends on the writer. I think Luke Cage lost some personality after getting married to Jessica Jones.

Posted by LamarJackson

Notice, Luke Cage step more into the spotlight after he got married and became a family man. It inspired him to be an Avenger, to fight against the Superhero Resgistration Act, and his assembling a New Avengers team.

Posted by Knightsofdarkness2

Depends on the character but yes, there is room for marriage in comics.

Posted by sbyrstall

Yes, theres room for it in Anime and Manga so why not Western Comics

The difference is that anime and manga, for the most part, are character driven. Western comics are a lot about action, adventure, aka story driven. It seems that western comics always has to have that hero vs. villian. Then throw in events to mess things up.

Posted by Cgoodness

@cgoodness said:

Yes, theres room for it in Anime and Manga so why not Western Comics

The difference is that anime and manga, for the most part, are character driven. Western comics are a lot about action, adventure, aka story driven. It seems that western comics always has to have that hero vs. villian. Then throw in events to mess things up.

Guess thats true :/ but DBs story is basically the same and we still see family development

Posted by sbyrstall

Even the shounen mangas/animes have family/character development. It's not seen as often in western comics. I think the last time I saw it done well was John Byrne's "Fantastic Four" or Peter David's "Hulk".