Superhero Girlfriends: Drop or Save?


ALTLove makes us do crazy things. You needn’t look any further than every superhero ever to discover that. The driving force behind every masked male crusader isn’t just to make his city streets safer or bring peace to the world by stopping an unrelenting villain, but to win over the girl. Often putting their lives – and the lives of countless others – in jeopardy, superheros will leap tall buildings, stock their lairs with cool gadgets and cars, and live life as mysterious, tortured souls all for their lady. (Okay, so not entirely different from real-life guys.) 

While some damsels in distress occasionally save the day, we looked back at which superhero girlfriends made a great match and which ones just weren’t worth the trouble. From The Amazing Spider-Man‘s (and fine, Spider-Man 3‘s) Gwen Stacy to Superman‘s Lois Lane, when it comes to superhero girlfriends do they: Drop or Save?


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Staff editor Aly Semigran is a New York City native who grew up in Philadelphia and spent the better part of her youth trying to figure out what the Philly Phanatic was (an anteater?), quoting 'The Simpsons,' and learning all about movies from her dad. After graduating from Temple University, where she studied journalism, she moved back to NYC and began her career as a freelance entertainment journalist. Her work has been published in Entertainment Weekly, Maxim, Philadelphia Weekly, Philadelphia City Paper,, and She is thrilled to be a part of the team and she is still quoting 'The Simpsons.' ('I'm Idaho!')