Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Real Super Power Couple: Changeling and Terra
Okay, let's take a break from the wholesome goodness of Cindy Lee Crunch-- the new cereal from Post that's part of your complete breakfast-- for a walk on the wild side.
A few weeks ago, in another example of that company's typical deft touch with public relations, the DC Comics website posted an adorable list of their top 10 "Super Power Couples." As you can see from the comments attached to it comic fans are in nearly complete agreement with the choice for top couple. Celebrating love and all that. It's what we do best online. Unfortunately, what everyone seems to be overlooking in their rush to praise is this list is flawed. There's a serious omission that calls into question its integrity as an objective document. Tim Beedle, the lucky cat who compiled it, left out the most important DC love match of them all: Changeling and Tara "Terra" Markov.
The young ones. Darling, they're the young ones. And the young ones shouldn't be afraid to live, love while the flame is strong. For he's a chronic sexual harasser and she's a manipulative psychopath. They're not Joanie Cunningham and Chachi Arcola, that's for sure. More like Benny Hill meets Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme. Yet all the world loves a lover, or so I'm told by songs and drunks. So in that spirit, let's take a look back at romance. Let's take a look back at love. Let's take a look back at a relationship so perverse Caligula himself looked up from the bowels of Hell and barfed on his toga.