Ahhh, love. What would we ever do without it? In the realm of comics, there have been a lot of incredible queer couples. Some good, some bad, but all of them are just fantastic. It’s incredibly important to have yourself reflected into comics. Diversity in all areas of comics are needed and creators in mainstream and indie comics have been doing an incredible job in creating fantastic characters that you can relate to.
Representation for any and all love is important. So… I’d like to share with you guys some of my personal favorite queer couples in comics. Who knows, I might give you guys more in the future. *wink wink* *nudge nudge* *giggle*
Important note: Click on the picture for comic edit credits and links. Their incredible creators and they deserve credit for their work!
Wiccan & Hulkling (Young Avengers, Marvel)
Wiccan and Hulkling migrated into our hearts within their run in Young Avengers and haven’t stopped making us smile. The story between the Wiccan, the human mutant and son of Scarlet Witch and Hulkling, a Kree/Skrull hybrid, captured the wonderful side of being super cute and in love, while battling a lot of different obstacles in the process.
Alysia Yeoh & Jo (Batgirl)
Names: Alysia Yeoh & Jo
Created by: Gail Simone
Comics to Read: Batgirl V.1
Alysia and Jo. I can talk forever how cute these two are, but I will spare you a full article about it. In the new Batgirl of Burnside comics by Fletcher, Stewart and Tarr, Alysia gets married to her girlfriend Jo, but a little bit of complication gets in the way when Jo is caught up in some illegal activities with villain, Velvet Tiger. After that though, the two share a BEAUTIFUL pastel ceremony and are pronounced spouses for life. It’s a lovely and important piece of comic history as well because it’s the first trans wedding to ever hit comics.
Daisy Wooton & Ingrid Oesterle (Giant Days, Boom!)
Names: Daisy Wooton and Ingred Oesterle
Created by: John Allison
Series: Giant Days
Comics to Read: Giant Days V.1
This ongoing series features three ladies — Susan Ptolemy, Esther de Groot and Daisy Wooton — in their attempt to find love, life and stability in their college adventures at the University of Sheffield. In the love department, Daisy continues to figure herself out. She liked Nadia first, but when Ingrid storms into her life, there’s something about her that she’s just drawn to.
Molly & Mal (Lumberjanes, Boom!)
Names: Molly and Mal
Created by: Grace Ellis (W) and Shannon Watters (W)
Comics to Read: Lumberjanes. All of it. Why aren’t you reading it now?! GO.
Lumberjanes. The ongoing comic of your summer camp fantasies. Lumberjanes features the adventures surrounding hardcore lady types — Jo, April, Molly, Mal and Ripley, five girls with different personalities, but brought together by a love of adventures, girl power and super strange stuff that happens around them. Molly, the archer with a racoon hat and Mal, the punk cutie, have a mutual crush on each other and are often seen together holding hands, but has since then shared a kiss in panel.
Names: Princess Amira and Sadie
Created by: Katie O’ Neill
Series: Princess Princess Ever After
Comics to Read: Princess Princess Ever After
If you haven’t heard about Princess Princess Ever After, please correct all of your mistakes and read it immediately. This comic centres around Princess Amira and Princess Sadie, two very different princesses, but man, are they the BEST team around. Princess Amira doesn’t necessarily want to fall into the “princess” standards of what’s meant for her. Princess Sadie needs to conquer her fears and take her rightful place. Again, two very different princesses, but one very sweet ending.
Apollo & Midnighter (Midnighter, DC)
A couple who literally has fought through hell and back for each other. Midnighter and Apollo are/were members of the superhero team, The Authority. Midnighter uses his enhanced abilities to basically be the Anti-Batman and kill people cause… why not. Apollo is a “sun king” and most known for being one of the first out characters in comics. The fantastic relationship between the men are… just too lovely to ignore. The recent rebirth of their story pins Midnighter and Apollo in their relationship right after the Rebirth of Midnighters title. I can’t express to you how amazing their relationship is, you’ll have to read it yourself.
Tessa & Mali (Welcome Back, Boom!)
Names: Many different incarnations, we’re not gonna get into this.
Created by: Christopher Sebela (W)
Series: Welcome Back
Comics to Read: Welcome Back V.1
Okay, Welcome Back, where do I begin? Tessa and Mali have travelled through time with each other. Literally. Both of them are reincarnated assassins who legit love, fight and kill each other every chance they get. They don’t know why they keep this up, but they keep going and in this reincarnation, they find out that it’s much better to be on the run together and in love than anything else.
Alison & Lisa (Sunstone, Top Cow Productions & Image Comics)
Names: Allison “Ally” Carter & Lisa Williams
Created by: Stjepan Šejić
Comics to Read: Sunstone V.1
Want a fantastic take on queer BDSM culture? Turn immediately to Sunstone and don’t look back. Sunstone continues to be both a fantastic look into the world of BDSM and a love story that is so realistic that makes you crave a love like theirs. Lisa and Allison both come to the scene looking for the opposite of what each other wants. Lisa looks for someone to dominate her while Ally looks for someone to submit to her. Both ladies discover new things about themselves, their sexualities and what they like, but jealousy, complications and real life interlock causing a bit of friction, but still a whole lot of fun.
Inanna & Baal (Wicked and Divine, Image)
Names: Baal (formally, Valentine Campbell) and Inanna (formally, Zahid)
Created by: Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie
Series: The Wicked + The Divine
Comics to Read: The Wicked + The Divine V.1
The comic couple we wish we could see more of. The Wicked + The Divine has many amazing couples, but Inanna and Baal’s story is one that will probably last forever. Before the tragedy, Inanna and Baal had a relationship that turned south when Baal cheated on him with Luci. The two kept strong feelings for each other, but it was almost too late for them to actually share another relationship. I don’t wanna spoil it, but it’s really sad….
Jory & Hunter (The Backstagers, Boom!)
Names: Jory and Hunter
Created by: James Tynion IV and Rian Sygh
Series: The Backstagers
Comics to Read: The Backstagers #1-7
If you love theater life, you’re gonna love The Backstagers. Jory transferred to an all-boys school and in his efforts to make an effort to mix and mingle, he joins theater club. However, life isn’t as intriguing onstage, but backstage it’s where it’s at. Jory is joined by The Backstagers, the stage crew of the theater department. He wonders headfirst into their strange, but magical world and doesn’t think about looking back. Every character in The Backstagers is lovely, but Jory and Hunter’s relationship has to be the loveliest thing ever. It’s a slow build that really guarantees the payoff and just fills your heart with joy as much as the comic does.