#6. Hulkling and Wiccan
From Young Avengers and Avengers: The Children’s Crusade by Allan Heinberg and Jim Cheung. Published by Marvel.
It may surprise some that Marvel’s highest entry in this list did not go to Northstar or the X-Men, but to a gay teen couple who have been around for less than ten years — and who shared their first on-panel kiss only this year. Something about the sweetness of the love between Hulkling and Wiccan, aka Billy and Teddy, has struck a strong chord with readers looking for a little romance to melt their hearts. After dealing with time travellers, alien invasions and mad mutants, their story stands out as an It Gets Better for the superhero set.