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Friday, September 21, 2007

There's a thought!

MildredMilton reviewed the Wedding Special here (Unlike me, there seems to be no grapefruit-wise ambiguity for her, so if you liked the comic be warned) and she had a line there that really made me giggle:

Cut to people getting the invitations. Reactions are evenly split between, "It'll never work," "Finally," and "Seriously?" I like that J'onn says, "I knew from the moment they met." I would actually pay for issues of Martian Manhunter if J'onn ran a dating service.

Dude. I'd totally read that book. :-) I'm not a huge fan of Martian Manhunter outside of JLA type group scenarios (and even then I like him more as psychic network/combat heavy hitter than as the center of the story) but dude, that'd be so entertaining.

A superhero matchmaking service! All the disasterous dates in one place. It'd be fantastic!

Seriously there are SO many single superheroes out there, why not? The couples don't even have to be remotely well matched, could just pull the names out of a hat and then see where that goes! (Hey, I can't see getting any weirder a romantic coupling than Power Girl and Hawkman.)

Think about all the eligable bachelor types out there without dates? Okay, Terrific's finally hooked up with Sasha, but that seems to have been put on indefinite hold, so why not get him someone new? He's handsome, rich, and without half as many issues as Bruce Wayne. Dr. Mid-nite? Sure he can't spell and goes around with a freaking owl, but that's hardly an impediment in the long term.

...heh. I suddenly had the thought that Dr. Mid-Nite and Oracle would make a really interesting couple. Solely on the basis of him having a bird of prey on his shoulder. Nah, it'd never work, he dated Dinah after all and it's always awkward dating your best friend's ex...

Okay, it probably wouldn't suit J'onn's character, but still, someone ought to run a superhero dating service! It'd be funny! (Maybe Olivia Reynolds? We haven't really seen her since the toy storyline in Warrior, but I bet she could branch out. Isn't she involved with Ice Maiden anyway? If there's nothing else many sickeningly happy romantic couples love to do, it's match-make everyone else!)

And who knows, we might end up with some workable romantic couples when it's all through! (Though it's much more fun to make the bad matches: Captain Boomerang and Huntress?)

Since the wedding kind of fizzled as a chick flick sort of event (the ending's kind of a downer, ya know), it might be fun to focus something else on romantic comedy. Or not. Still, it'd amuse the heck out of me. :-)

And hey, since gratuitous crossovers are the norm anyway, we might as well have some fun with them. :-)


  • At September 21, 2007 9:40 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    A superhero dating service would have been a perfect fit for a new Max Lord start up, but nooooooo....

  • At September 21, 2007 9:40 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    A Superhero dating service would indeed be a hoot. Frankly I think that it would be a nice six-part mini-series...something like "Crises in Dating!" It has the word "Crises" in the title! Can't Miss!

    Also...if you end up dating a Green Lantern, be prepared to have your name bandied about the entire Corps afterwards...just like in English 101.

  • At September 21, 2007 10:12 AM, Blogger Rob S. said…

    Why does Pietr need to spell? He's a doctor -- no one can read his handwriting anyway!

  • At September 21, 2007 10:15 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I can see Misfit from BoP trying to do something like this to secure dates for her teammates.

  • At September 21, 2007 10:20 AM, Blogger Unknown said…

    Nah, it would be called "Courtship to Disaster", and due to an accident involving Booster Gold's irresponsible libido and Rip Hunter's time machine - it would be followed shortly by the "Crisis of Infinite Births."

  • At September 21, 2007 10:55 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    Hee hee!

  • At September 21, 2007 12:23 PM, Blogger Stone Mason said…

    Batman should do this.

    Its never going to happen but seriously, just imagine how much THOUGHT he would put into it.

    I'm sure there's a programme in the Batputer he could use.

  • At September 21, 2007 12:52 PM, Blogger Rob S. said…

    Its never going to happen but seriously, just imagine how much THOUGHT he would put into it.

    Damn, that IS amusing.

    "Blast it, Alfred! No one wants to date Gunfire!"

  • At September 21, 2007 2:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yeah, but if Batman started a dating service, how long would it take for a supervillain to swipe his "black book", so to speak?

  • At September 21, 2007 3:00 PM, Blogger Zaratustra said…

    Eh, everyone knows superhero couples don't last, it's the superhero-normal couples that do.

  • At September 21, 2007 5:30 PM, Blogger CalvinPitt said…

    And who could you find that would be desperate enough to get date Kyle Rayner? Or Tim Drake, who seems to have just a general Death Aura around, rather than a significant other specific one like Kyle.

    Wonder Girl would be wise to put serious distance between herself and Robin, methinks.

  • At September 21, 2007 7:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Z, you gotta remember Reed and Sue, despite continual pressure, are doing well after over forty years.

    One superhero couple that lasted at least.

  • At September 21, 2007 8:36 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Nah, J'onn needs to become a marriage counselor. Just think how much trouble he could have prevented if he'd had a nice heart-to-heart with Jean Loring back in the day.


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