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    Yes, yes, I'm replying to a 2 year old post. I'm old and senile (and the internet is forever!), I can do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by ed2962 View Post
    I think it's because in a lot of fiction the marriage is the end of the story. In some romantic comedies, sitcoms, fairy tales...the guy finally gets the girl so the story is over. Plus, like you say, in cape comics, marriage means you're old and setting down. You can't just go running off at the drop of a hat to have an adventure.
    I do wish there were more successful adventuring couples, out there. The old Hart to Hart TV show comes to mind, or the married-adventurers that were Ralph and Sue Dibney, or Reed and Sue Richards, or Mr. Miracle and Big Barda, or the Hawk-peeps, back in the day.

    Most of the power couples in comic books have either been sidelined (Reed and Sue), split up (by death or divorce, Vision and Wanda, Ralph and Sue Dibney, Clint and Bobbi, Scott and Jean (or Scott and Emma), Hank and Janet, Dick and Kory, etc.) or otherwise are no longer relevant. (And I do prefer 'power couples' to a situation where a super-person and a non-super-person are together, as it's more fun, I think, to see them on-panel together, and neither of them having to be sidelined while the other is out adventuring, as is sometimes the case with a Lois or Mary-Jane or Kyle Jinadu or whomever is the non-powered-half of the couple. I prefer stories where Mary-Jane or Lois have some sort of powers, or at least action-adventurer-y reasons to be in the thick of it next to their super-spouse, even if some of them do hold their own and aren't 'built-in hostages.')

    Gah, and now I have the horror that is Terry Long (non-powered husband to Wonder Girl/Donna Troy, of the Teen Titans) stuck in my head. There aren't a lot of characters that I can say that I'm glad they're dead, but he's one of them.

    There are a few, like Black Bolt and Medusa, or Aquaman and Mera, that seem to be making it work, and books like Renew Your Vows and Super-Sons suggests that there might finally be a bit of a turning point going on, where the big 2 are willing to experiment with (AU versions of, at least) big-name heroes in long-term marriages and / or committed relationships.

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    I absolutely loved the golden and silver age Hawks, husband and wife crime fighting duo ... Miss that relationship and those adventures. I miss Arthur and Mera, Ollie and Dinah, Scott and Barda. I miss them all.

    I'm old school and a bit old fashioned. Sue me.
    "...and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold." -Matthew 24:12

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Star View Post
    It shouldn't get to the point that people are made afraid to say that there are benefits to having both parents fully involved in the love and care of their offspring. It seems to me that we can't call anything good without it being offensive to someone somewhere. We literally can not argue that it's good for both parents to care for their children. I wish I could have had both my father and my mother there for me full time. I saw my mom occasionally and I only remember seeing my dad once or maybe even twice while I was growing up. I can help but think having them both raise me the way I'm trying to raise my children would have been ideal. I can't not say that because someone else is offended by it.
    You weren't arguing that it was good. Nobody could disagree with that. You were arguing that it was inherently better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mojotastic View Post
    Wut, where did this come from?
    America (the country, not the comic).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike-X View Post
    You weren't arguing that it was good. Nobody could disagree with that. You were arguing that it was inherently better.

    The post you're responding to here is a response to your comment that people might be offended by my question.

    My argument has not changed. Earlier I asked a question.
    You said you disagreed with my opinion. For the sake of context, I'll put the question here: Taking everything I said into consideration, especially assuming the parents in question are loving and not destructive, why wouldn't a two parent situation be healthier than a single parent family situation?

    If you don't agree with my opinion that it's healthier (better) then that's that.

    If people are offended by (me) saying that I think it's better/good, I can't not say what I believe because of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sutekh View Post
    Yes, yes, I'm replying to a 2 year old post. I'm old and senile (and the internet is forever!), I can do that.



    I do wish there were more successful adventuring couples, out there. The old Hart to Hart TV show comes to mind, or the married-adventurers that were Ralph and Sue Dibney, or Reed and Sue Richards, or Mr. Miracle and Big Barda, or the Hawk-peeps, back in the day.

    Most of the power couples in comic books have either been sidelined (Reed and Sue), split up (by death or divorce, Vision and Wanda, Ralph and Sue Dibney, Clint and Bobbi, Scott and Jean (or Scott and Emma), Hank and Janet, Dick and Kory, etc.) or otherwise are no longer relevant. (And I do prefer 'power couples' to a situation where a super-person and a non-super-person are together, as it's more fun, I think, to see them on-panel together, and neither of them having to be sidelined while the other is out adventuring, as is sometimes the case with a Lois or Mary-Jane or Kyle Jinadu or whomever is the non-powered-half of the couple. I prefer stories where Mary-Jane or Lois have some sort of powers, or at least action-adventurer-y reasons to be in the thick of it next to their super-spouse, even if some of them do hold their own and aren't 'built-in hostages.')

    Gah, and now I have the horror that is Terry Long (non-powered husband to Wonder Girl/Donna Troy, of the Teen Titans) stuck in my head. There aren't a lot of characters that I can say that I'm glad they're dead, but he's one of them.

    There are a few, like Black Bolt and Medusa, or Aquaman and Mera, that seem to be making it work, and books like Renew Your Vows and Super-Sons suggests that there might finally be a bit of a turning point going on, where the big 2 are willing to experiment with (AU versions of, at least) big-name heroes in long-term marriages and / or committed relationships.
    Yeah, I hope we take a turn this way.
    "But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you... And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them which love you, what thank have ye?..."

    FAVES: A-ko (Project A-ko), Rogue, Cassandra Cain, Supergirl (New 52), Power Girl (Kara Zor-El), She-Hulk, Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl, Jessica Cruz, Silk, Cassandra Lang

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