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Marvel’s Most Dynamite Duos

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When the new, ongoing STARBRAND AND NIGHTMASK series hits on December 16, readers will be on the ground-floor of the birth of Marvel’s newest super-duo as two young men with incredible powers learn how to cope with the wide world around them and each other.

And even better, they’ll join a long list of titanic Marvel twosomes…

Spider-Man & The Human Torch

Spider-Man & The Human Torch

Spider-Man & The Human Torch

The web-slinger and the Fantastic Four’s resident hothead first met in AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #1, and they, well, they didn’t exactly hit it off, but Spidey and Johnny went on to become one of the greatest hot-and-cold running team-ups ever. They jab and joust, but deep down they’re the best of friends and would swiftly sacrifice themselves for each other if necessary.

Captain America & The Falcon

Captain America & The Falcon

Captain America & The Falcon

Steve Rogers discovered Sam Wilson on an island in CAPTAIN AMERICA #117 and soon after offered to train him in the ways of a hero. A friendship followed, and when Sam proved himself as the high-flying Falcon, Cap took him on as his crime-fighting partner. Recently, when Steve no longer could wield the famous shield, he knew only one man could fill the role: Sam Wilson.

Power Man & Iron Fist

Power Man & Iron Fist

Power Man & Iron Fist

They clashed violently in POWER MAN #48, but solved their differences quickly to form one of the greatest super hero duos ever. It’s hard to imagine a time when Danny Rand and Luke Cage didn’t battle at each other’s side. To this day, Iron Fist stands ready to come to Luke’s aid at a moment’s notice, and vice versa, making them an unstoppable force of freedom and friendship.

Black Widow & Daredevil

Black Widow & Daredevil

Black Widow & Daredevil

Natasha Romanoff rescued the Man Without Fear from certain doom in DAREDEVIL #81, and the two formed an almost-immediate bond thereafter. After a time, the two went their separate ways due to the pressures of the super heroic life, but Matt and the Widow still trust in each other with confidences, advice, and a strong shoulder to lean on in times of need.

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger

Tandy Bowen and Tyrone Johnson’s relationship extends far past the physical plane into a symbiotic connection on a super-normal level, as first seen in PETER PARKER, THE SPECTACULAR SPIDER-MAN #64. Dagger’s light balances Cloak’s darkness, creating a team ready to take on all manner of street-level crime and violence, as well as even greater menaces.

Doctor Doom & Namor

Doctor Doom & Namor

Doctor Doom & Namor

Who says only super heroes form friendships? Okay, admittedly, it’s a stretch to call Doom and Namor friends, but after their first run-in in FANTASTIC FOUR #6, they managed to tolerate each other enough to become the greatest super villain team of all. Does respect exist between the Monarch of the Sea and the Monarch of Latveria? Who knows for sure? You gonna ask them?

Cyclops & Jean Grey

Cyclops & Jean Grey

Cyclops & Jean Grey

From the moment Scott Summers laid eyes on Jean Grey in UNCANNY X-MEN #1, one of the most terrific and tragic team-ups began, resulting in a love story for the ages. Cyclops and Jean found a home in the ranks of the X-Men, but from there grew into a force to be reckoned with on their own.

Hawkeye & Hawkeye

Hawkeye & Hawkeye

Hawkeye & Hawkeye

Kate Bishop took on the mantle of Hawkeye after the seeming death of Clint Barton and quickly made it her own. Once she met the returned, original Hawkeye in FALLEN SON: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN AMERICA #3, an enmity might’ve formed over the codename, but Clint saw promise in Kate and allowed her to grow into the part.