This Valentine’s Day I asked the Vertigo editors to pick a few couples from both classic and current Vertigo titles that defy our expectations of coupledom. I hope you enjoy this unique twist on the holiday we love to not love.
Let’s start off with Will Dennis’ picks:
DASH & CAROL RED CROW from SCALPED
I wouldn’t call them happy but they had a pretty good run. It’s hard when you are each other’s heroin...and you’re using heroin at the same time. I don’t think Hallmark makes a card for that.
MATTY & ZEE from DMZ
Again another couple that’s off again/on again is probably not a model for Valentine’s Day romance. Still, when you live in a bombed out war-zone and each day could be your last, it’s nice to have a FWB.
SHELLEY BOND & JOHN CONSTANTINE
I never really saw them together since he’s a bit of a cad and sort of stuck in the Seventies. oh wait...now that I say that, it makes total sense. I really wish them the best in their new marriage and I look forward to more covers featuring Shelly. ya know, like iZOMBIE, DONOR, NEW YORK FIVE, CINDERELLA, etc, etc
In response Shelly Bond says, “That guy needs a reality show.” Here are her picks:
SNOW WHITE & BIGBY WOLF from FABLES
She’s likely to be wearing a demure business suit.
“Isn’t it Romantic?” By Rodgers and Hart
See where it all began in FABLES Vol. 3: STORYBOOK LOVE
JOHN CONSTANTINE & EPIPHANY GREAVES from HELLBLAZER
She’s a 23-year-old smoking hot alchemist/gangster’s daughter
He’s a 58-year-old chain-smoking, pint guzzling, detective of the dark arts who’s still missing a thumb
“Heroes” by Bowie
See them get hitched in HELLBLAZER #275
GWEN & ? from iZOMBIE
Monster Hunter, Mummy Guy or Mutt/Were-terrier?
One gorgeous blue-haired, violet skinned brain eater, so little time...left...that she can remember...
Get into it from the grave site in iZOMBIE: DEAD TO THE WORLD, out next month!)
“Love is the Drug” by Roxy Music
FIG KEELE & HARRY THE HOUSE from HOUSE OF MYSTERY
An architecture student, Fig drew the plans for her dream house. Then she brought him to life as Harry the handsome bartender. It was all good, until it wasn’t as Harry was taken away.
“Take the L out of Lover (and it’s Over)” by The Motels
Enter the House via the latest trade UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
Last, but not least, Karen Berger gives her picks:
SWAMP THING and ABBY from SWAMP THING
He went to Hell and back for her—how could she not fall for the guy?
JESSE CUSTER and TULIP O'HARE from PREACHER
The most dangerous couple in comics survived treachery, separation, death, and resurrection—if that’s not true love, then what is?
YORICK and 355 from Y: THE LAST MAN
Turns out the woman of his dreams was by his side the whole time—his bodyguard—you gotta love it!
BRAS and ANA from DAYTRIPPER
A romance of a lifetime unfolds over a lifetime in this time-bending tale, DAYTRIPPER—a one way ticket to an incredible love and life story just out now in trade paperback.