Great friendships in comic history!
I like seeing friendships (a.k.a. bromances) between comic book characters. I can't think of a better one than Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. (Michael Carter and Ted Kord, respectively.) Okay, I can't think of a better juvenile friendship between two superheroes.
There seems to be a lack of best-friendships in comics today. Maybe it's because so many characters have died off and no one knows anyone that well? I mean, looking at the new JLA roster--do any of these characters (besides the former Titans), have any history with each other? And I don't mean history as in, "Oh, we were on a team for a couple of years." I mean personal history. (Congorilla...really?)
Why the lack of friendships? Do fans just not want to see characters being that close to each other? Should our heroes be self-sufficient beings not needing the support of a fellow hero? Does it weird people out to see two guys in tights coming in physical contact with each other? Does it make heroes look weak? I offer you this example:
Help End Bromance Now!
I just don't get it. Heck, if I was a superhero, I'd need all the help I can get, and would just want to hang out and be cool with my fellow superheoes. And if you're friends, that makes your team stronger.
BTW, that very cute picture up top came from artist Jemma Salume. More of her work is viewable here. (There's a funny Guy Gardner one there as well!)