The Incredibles were not the first pair of married superheroes to fight crime together. Who was the first married superhero couple to fight crime as a team?

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    My gut says Richard and Sue Reed, but I don't have the proof on hand. They weren't married at first, and I don't know the date of that issue's publication. Jun 9, 2012 at 16:58
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    Reed Richards and Sue Storm got married in 1965: ff1by1.com/annuals/3. That was my instinct too, but that doesn't mean it's right...
    – Micah
    Jun 9, 2012 at 17:34
  • Micky and Minnie Mouse? (c 1928)
    – WOPR
    Jun 10, 2012 at 5:00
  • Clarification on the question. Are you asking for a couple that was married in the comic and not part of a reboot or restart (a couple of comic book characters in reboots have life events changed drastically). Also I assume that question is reguarding true super heroes with super powers and the like and not a super hero and someone like Batman that is a super hero via gadets and smarts Jun 10, 2012 at 11:15
  • @OrionDarkwood I'm afraid I went with gadgets and smarts. Jun 10, 2012 at 15:36

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I'm going to say Hawkman and Hawkgirl. Sheira and Carter Hall were girlfriend/boyfriend during the 40s, and when Silver Age Hawkgirl was re-introduced in 1961, she was married to Hawkman.

Hawkgirl was one of the first costumed female superheroes, as it is, so it will be difficult to find any married superheroes to predate them.

  • They are the couple I had in mind. Nice job! Jun 10, 2012 at 15:19

Married Superheroes

The earliest superhero married couple from the Golden Age were The Flash & Joan Garrick, but no known issue has shown it. Wikipedia reports it had to be between 1940 and 1951's House of Un-American Activities Committee, where The Flash was told to tell his true identity and was shown to be recently married.

Likewise, Hawkman & Hawkgirl were married in a Thangarian Ceremony sometime between 1961 and 1964, when they joined the Justice League of America.

Besides these that are unknown, there have been many Superheroes who tied the knot:

  • The Elongated Man & Sue Dibney in Flash # 112 (Apr-May 1960)
  • Ray Palmer, The Atom & Jean Loring (Engaged in Showcase # 34, Married ?)
  • The Fantastic Four's Reed & Sue Richards in Fantastic Four Annual # 3 (1965)
  • The Flash, Barry Allen & Iris West in Flash # 165 (1966)
  • Yellowjacket & The Wasp in Avengers # 60 (1969)
  • The Vision & The Scarlet Witch in Giant-Size Avengers # 4 (1975)
  • Mister Miracle and Big Barda in Mister Miracle # 15 (1977)
  • Lightning Lad & Saturn Girl in All-New Collector's Edition C-55 (1978)
  • Black Bolt & Medusa in Fantastic Four Annual # 12 (1978)
  • The Karate Kid & Princess Projecta in LOSH (1983)
  • Hawkeye & Mockingbird in Hawkeye # 4 (1983)
  • Ka-Zar & Shanna in Kazar the Savage # 29 (1984)
  • Bruce Banner & Betty Talbot in Incredible Hulk # 319 (1986)
  • Peter Parker & Mary Jane Watson in Amazing Spider-Man Annual # 21 (1987)
  • Johnny Storm & Alicia Masters in Fantastic Four # 300 (1987)
  • Scott Summers and Jean Gray in X-Men # 30 (1994)
  • Clark Kent & Lois Lane in Superman Wedding Album (1996)
  • Rick Jones & Marlo in The Incredible Hulk # 418 (1997)
  • The Black Panther & Storm in Black Panther # 18 (2005)

and the very 1st gay marriage in comics:

  • Midnighter & Apollo in Transfer of Power Graphic Novel (2002)

followed ten years later by

  • Northstar and Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men # 51 (2012)

The 1st "official" marriage I could find in comic books was Joe Palooka & Anne Howe in 1949.

  • How does The Vision(a Robot) can have sex with scarlet witch? Mar 28, 2016 at 13:40
  • @AlessandroSanfilippo: Very well, thank you. More seriously, one can assume something between "A wizard did it" and "Fully functional and anatomically correct".
    – FuzzyBoots
    Mar 28, 2016 at 14:28
  • Joan Garrick is not actually a superhero, correct?
    – Paul
    Mar 28, 2016 at 19:02
  • Amusingly Superman and Lois Lane married in the late 1940s, in the newspaper strip. This was hastily written out of history. Lois Lane may not have fought crime as a superheroine. She is a crusading journalist who fought crime in print.
    – a4android
    Nov 7, 2019 at 7:44

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