Batman, Catwoman, and the Marriage Plot in Comics


#TIA – The comic books finally give in to the same old histrionics that occupy — and entrap — the rest of us. They end up at the altar.

“Standing up for truth, justice, and the American way is apparently hell on relationships.

Superheroes, comics tell readers, make sacrifices in the name of the mission. And often that means no time for love—that if you have attachments, they’ll only become targets for your enemies. Peter Parker’s first girlfriend famously got snatched up by the Green Goblin and wound up dead, a cautionary tale for anyone who puts on a mask and thinks they have time to date.”

Read more at the Atlantic