Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Blog Chain: Literary Love

It's blog chain time again! This Valentine's themed chain was started by Shaun who asked:

Who is your favorite literary couple and why?

Okay, first of all, sorry this post is late. I started to write it yesterday, but then the mail came bringing with it my credit card bill, mortgage bill, and power bill. Needless to say, I lost that loving feeling. But today's anew day! So, without further ado, my favorite literary couple:

Jean Grey and Wolverine. <3

Okay, so maybe I'm cheating a little. But comic book characters can be considered literary, right? Right???

Even though Jean ended up marrying d-bag Scott, the sexual tension between Jean and Logan has remained strong over the last fifty years.

And their relationship has been pushed to the limits time and time again. Because of Jean's omega level powers, she alone can house the Phoenix Force - an entity that travels the galaxy destroying what doesn't work. So, with all the damage humans have inflicted on the earth due to wars and pollution, you can kind of imagine how the Phoenix feels about humans. But, luckily, Logan is always ready to stop Jean when she's on the verge of losing control and wiping out humanity. Unfortunately, this means killing her.

And again.

To be fair, that last panel is not Logan killing Jean to stop the Phoenix Force, but to keep her from suffering as their space ship hurtles into the sun. And because he cannot kill himself, this is what happens to Logan:

But I digress.

There's something horribly tragic, and yet romantic about a love that cannot be. And, while Jean's (currently) still dead, I can't help but wait, hope, and wish for her and Logan's happy ending.

On that note, I'll leave you with this:

If you want more X-Men, be sure to check out Marvel's website. If you feel like there's too much history to catch up on, don't worry! I got you covered. Just watch this and you're up to date.

For more literary love, check out Kate's post from yesterday and Eric's post tomorrow today!

So, how about you? Who are your favorite literary loves?


  1. I'm partial to Storm myself, but Jean Gray is certainly compelling. And yes, tragic love that can never be is also compelling.


    Jean Gray and Wolverine are my absolute FAVORITE! Woohoo!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I think that comics are definitely literary. My bestie would definitely agree with you that Jean and Logan are tragic and awesoe. Great answer :)

  4. Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. Sure, sure, the purists will say they didn't love each other. But they could have, given the chance. Ignition, combustion, lingering flames--the chemistry was in place. They just lacked time and opportunity.

  5. I agree with Shaun that comics are literary.
    And I love Jean and Logan. Romeo and Juliet with superhuman powers. That's nothing but awesome.

  6. LOL Cole, you are so awesome. Only you could turn a V-day post into an homage for comic book characters!

    Wooohooo! All Hail Cole! All Hail Cole!

  7. Comics are totally literary.

    I approve of your choice! But frankly I think the tragic love affair between Wolverine and ME is worthier of note. Mostly it's tragic because it hasn't happened yet.

  8. Oh, I love me some X-Men! My fave couple though is Rogue and Gambit - maybe not the same levels of totally tragic, but still pretty great.

  9. Nice!! And can I just say I started to tear up when you described him killing her. I love Wolverine too.

  10. Whether or not comics count as literary is moot because you hit the nail on the head with this tragic duo. ;)