Interracial couples in comics is not a new phenomenon. There is a rich history of interracial couples in comics and that’s pretty damn awesome. We are going to take a look at just six of the most prominent and important interracial couples in comics history.
Danny Rand & Misty Knight
Though the first popularized interracial kiss in comic book history belongs to Carmilla Frost and M’Shulla Scott in the sci-fi comic series Killraven, it was Misty Knight and Iron Fist who made a splash in the world of superheroes as being the first prominent interracial superhero couple. Though they’ve had a rocky history — including a false pregnancy that tore the two apart — they’ve still maintained a mutual respect and powerful love for each other throughout the years.
Northstar & Kyle Jinadu
Northstar a.k.a. Jean-Paul Beaubier was a trailblazing character for many reasons. He was one of the first openly gay superheroes in American comic books, and the first openly gay character to come out in a comic book that was published by Marvel Comics. His eventual husband, Kyle Jinadu, was something of a background character when he was first introduced. But, the two continued to see each other and their romance blossomed. Eventually, they ended up being the first gay couple to get married in mainstream comics.
Tyrone Johnson & Tandy Bowen
Introduced in the early 1980s, the superhero team of Cloak & Dagger was a revolutionary step forward for interracial couples in comics. After finding success in the pages of The Spectacular Spider-Man, the superpowered duo headlined their own mini-series and eventually got their own bi-monthly series. Their continued popularity has even gotten them their own television show. Thanks to their unique abilities and their dependably strong romantic relationship, Cloak and Dagger stand as one of the most steadfast pairings in comic book history.
Wally West & Linda Park
One of the greatest relationships in the DC canon is between Wally West and Linda Park. Linda is a news reporter for Keystone City and she doesn’t get along with Wally as the Flash at first. But, over time, the two became inseparable and even married. They’ve been through countless threats and cosmic events — including an event where Linda lost all of her memories — but their love has persisted throughout many different iterations. Though the current version of this couple is separated, it might not be long before they rekindle their epic love.
Kate Kane & Renee Montoya
Not all relationships work out. That’s the case with Kate Kane and Renee Montoya. Kate was a wealthy socialite and Renee was a working-class cop. They met and fell deeply in love, but Renee’s status as a lesbian was something she kept hidden away from her family. Add to this Kate’s double life as Batwoman and Renee’s eventual adaptation of the Question persona, and the two just became too intense for one another. Still, their love burned bright. And the flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.
Luke Cage & Jessica Jones
If you had to list the greatest couples in the entire history of Marvel, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones would be way up at the top. They are two incredibly strong superheroes who also have to balance a regular family life. They’ve been married for over ten years and have gained even more popularity thanks to their portrayals in the Netflix shows Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. Even though they’ve had a lot of ups and down, they remain loyal and committed to each other. That’s what we love to see.