History FanPreferredCouple / ComicBooks

20th Jul '17 11:56:18 PM Anicomicgeek
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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} has zigzagged all over with FanPreferredCouple status. When the ComicBook/New52 launched, for the first time in the history of the characters, ComicBook/LoisLane and Superman was the Fan Preferred Couple, as he hooked up with ComicBook/WonderWoman instead of his classic love interest. Wonder Woman and Superman have long had staunch supporters and had been a couple in various Main/{{Elseworlds}} stories. However, in order to appease fans of the traditional pairing, DC brought back the original Superman and Lois into the New 52 Universe for ComicBook/DCRebirth. Now there will be two Supermen: One with an established relationship to Lois Lane, and another (New 52) sharing a history with Wonder Woman. How the two will coexist in the same universe remains to be seen.

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* ComicBook/{{Superman}} has zigzagged all over with FanPreferredCouple status. When the ComicBook/New52 launched, for the first time in the history of the characters, ComicBook/LoisLane and Superman was the Fan Preferred Couple, as he hooked up with ComicBook/WonderWoman instead of his classic love interest. Wonder Woman and Superman have long had staunch supporters and had been a couple in various Main/{{Elseworlds}} stories. However, in order to appease fans of the traditional pairing, DC brought back the original Superman and Lois into the New 52 Universe for ComicBook/DCRebirth. Now there will be two Supermen: One with an established relationship ComicBook/DCRebirth, which [[spoiler:saw the seeming death of ''New 52'' Superman and Lois, only for ''ComicBook/SupermanReborn'' to reveal that they were still alive, that Superman and Lois Lane, were split into their pre-''Flashpoint'' and another (New 52) sharing a ''New 52'' selves, and upon the halves of both Clark and Lois remerging, and history with Wonder Woman. How being altered closer to the two will coexist in pre-''Flashpoint'' one (including the same universe remains to be seen. Superman/Wonder Woman being {{Retgone}}d.]]
4th Jun '17 12:27:25 PM darkemyst
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** Almost all fans love [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] [[Characters/{{Robin}} Grayson]] and [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Barbara]] [[Characters/{{Batgirl}} Gordon]] together ([[BettyAndVeronica excepting]] the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Dick/Starfire]] [[ShipToShipCombat fanbase]], that is). They've gone back and forth between being canon or not, but usually the two are incredibly close. While both had new love interests for a long while in the New 52 there was always tons of ShipTease whenever the two interacted, and it seemed the writers for everything the two appeared in very much wanted the two together but just weren't allowed or something. The only love interest who got even a slight degree of support was Helena Bertinelli, who ''was'' in a relationship with Dick Pre-Flashpoint, and even ''then'' it was considered nice for a ''temporary'' romance, and as part of the FishOutOfWater nature of Dick's series.

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** Almost all fans love [[ComicBook/{{Nightwing}} Dick]] [[Characters/{{Robin}} [[Characters/{{Nightwing}} Grayson]] and [[ComicBook/BirdsOfPrey Barbara]] [[Characters/{{Batgirl}} Gordon]] together ([[BettyAndVeronica excepting]] the [[ComicBook/TeenTitans Dick/Starfire]] [[ShipToShipCombat fanbase]], that is). They've gone back and forth between being canon or not, but usually the two are incredibly close. While both had new love interests for a long while in the New 52 there was always tons of ShipTease whenever the two interacted, and it seemed the writers for everything the two appeared in very much wanted the two together but just weren't allowed or something. The only love interest who got even a slight degree of support was Helena Bertinelli, who ''was'' in a relationship with Dick Pre-Flashpoint, and even ''then'' it was considered nice for a ''temporary'' romance, and as part of the FishOutOfWater nature of Dick's series.
4th Apr '17 2:02:08 PM EDP
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* Due his relationship with Daisy being rather rocky at best, ComicBook/DonaldDuck has a preferred pairing in Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]). She's still popular enough to have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj6BZJFtsw a song dedicated to her]].

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* Due his relationship with Daisy being rather rocky at best, ComicBook/DonaldDuck has a preferred pairing in few of these, the most notable beingthe one with Reginella, queen of the planet Pacificus first encountered in the 1972 story "Donald Duck in the Underwater Adventure", Adventure". She's considered a preferred option due her sweet nature, her tragic character,, character, and being the one who actually has a chance (and would have already won ''four times'' [[StarCrossedLovers had something not always forced their separation]]). She's separation]]), and is still popular enough to have [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsj6BZJFtsw a song dedicated to her]].her]] and receive new stories once every few years.
22nd Mar '17 8:14:05 AM Acomicfan1
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Mary Jane's relationship with Peter has been mostly written out of the books, and different love interests have been brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper) However Mary Jane is still popular with many fans and from the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Mary Jane's relationship with Peter has been mostly written out of the books, and different love interests have been brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper) However Cooper). However, Mary Jane is still popular with many fans and from the very start of their relationship, many fans have preferred Peter to be with MJ.
22nd Mar '17 8:11:50 AM Acomicfan1
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with the fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe ComicBook/BlackCat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular Mary Jane's relationship with the fans, and she's Peter has been mostly written out of the books before to books, and different love interests have a more "appropriate" love interest been brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, Cooper) However Mary Jane is still popular with the exception of maybe ComicBook/BlackCat, these love interests are as dull as a rock many fans and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From from the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...



** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Renew Your Vows]]''.)
20th Mar '17 10:46:07 PM helterskelter
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple for a section of the Spider-Man fandom.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with the fan fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe ComicBook/BlackCat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans preferred couple Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...
** If you know where to look, Peter and MJ are still very much together (the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip,
for a section of example).
** Back when Gwen was still alive and Peter Parkers's official love interest, Mary Jane Watson's unexpectedly huge popularity with
the Spider-Man fandom. readers was a serious problem for Stan Lee and John Romita. They tried a lot of things to tone MJ down and make Gwen more "exciting," which in some respects only lampshaded their problem as it made Gwen more and more resemble MJ, most notably by changing her original hairstyle into a variant of Mary Jane's. The way Stan Lee wrote about it later, the matter was not helped by the fact that he himself found Gwen less interesting than MJ...
** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Renew Your Vows]]''.)
20th Mar '17 4:21:07 PM Acomicfan1
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple of the Spider-Man fandom.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple for a section of the Spider-Man fandom.
18th Mar '17 6:48:31 PM helterskelter
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple for a section of the Spider-Man fandom.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple for a section of the Spider-Man fandom.
18th Mar '17 10:10:30 AM Acomicfan1
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple for a large section of the Spider-Man fandom.

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane Watson is the fan preferred couple for a large section of the Spider-Man fandom.
18th Feb '17 9:53:34 AM Acomicfan1
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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with the fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe ComicBook/BlackCat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in the way...
** If you know where to look, Peter and MJ are still very much together (the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, for example).
** Back when Gwen was still alive and Peter Parkers's official love interest, Mary Jane Watson's unexpectedly huge popularity with the readers was a serious problem for Stan Lee and John Romita. They tried a lot of things to tone MJ down and make Gwen more "exciting," which in some respects only lampshaded their problem as it made Gwen more and more resemble MJ, most notably by changing her original hairstyle into a variant of Mary Jane's. The way Stan Lee wrote about it later, the matter was not helped by the fact that he himself found Gwen less interesting than MJ...
** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Renew Your Vows]]''.)

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* ComicBook/SpiderMan[=/=]Mary Jane. Yes, you read that right. You have Creator/JoeQuesada to thank. MJ actually has more of a history of this reaction: she was--and still is--very popular with Jane Watson is the fans, and she's been written out of the books before to have a more "appropriate" love interest brought in to be Peter's romantic partner (like Deb Whitman, or the more recent Carlie Cooper). Problem is, with the exception of maybe ComicBook/BlackCat, these love interests are as dull as a rock and don't hold a candle to MJ's character. From the very start of their relationship, fans fan preferred Peter with MJ. If only those silly creators didn't get in couple for a large section of the way...
** If you know where to look, Peter and MJ are still very much together (the ''ComicStrip/SpiderMan'' newspaper strip, for example).
** Back when Gwen was still alive and Peter Parkers's official love interest, Mary Jane Watson's unexpectedly huge popularity with the readers was a serious problem for Stan Lee and John Romita. They tried a lot of things to tone MJ down and make Gwen more "exciting," which in some respects only lampshaded their problem as it made Gwen more and more resemble MJ, most notably by changing her original hairstyle into a variant of Mary Jane's. The way Stan Lee wrote about it later, the matter was not helped by the fact that he himself found Gwen less interesting than MJ...
** Gwen is pretty much the only one of Peter's love interests who's even been popular enough to even merit ''comparison'' to MJ, and she's been dead for decades, and she was still always a distant second from pretty much the instant MJ was introduced. She's ''still'' second place after all this time, well behind MJ but way ahead of every single MJ replacement that Marvel has tried to trot out. Yet the people in charge ''still don't get the message'' about who Spidey fans want him paired with. ([[TrollingCreator Or they do, and keep them apart just so they can tease the fans about it with miniseries like]] ''[[ComicBook/SecretWars2015 Renew Your Vows]]''.)
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