Poll Position: Girlfriends

We have a pretty simple question this week, which this young lady would like to influence:

And that question is:


Just to clarify, those ladies are Lois Lane (Superman); Lana Lang (also Superman); Mary Jane Watson (Spider-Man); Jean Gray (Ms. Marvel, Phoenix, dates either Wolverine or Cyclops depending); Betty Ross (Bruce Banner / Hulk); Carol Ferris (Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, she's also the super villain Star Sapphire); and Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow, dates Iron Man off and on, and Daredevil I think, and maybe Cap?).

Rather than me prejudicing the responses with a long drawn-out discussion, this week I thought I'd leave that to you guys. So have at it in the comments, run through the choices and give the strengths and weaknesses of each, and why you'd choose the one you did. I look forward to seeing how this shakes out, so to speak!

25 Responses to Poll Position: Girlfriends

  1. carew12 says:

    Natasha all the way. Yum
    Why pick Jean Grey, the crazy b?”ch will die once a year. :/

  2. Skiriki says:

    We’re also going to get a poll about which super-guy boyfriend us gals would date, right? 😀 (Fortunately I can vote in this poll too.)

    Ummm… hard choice. I think either Mary Jane Watson or Natasha Romanoff, simply because those two seem like the least craziest choices. Some drama! is okay, but drama! all the way through gets tiresome…

  3. TopHat says:

    Well, MJ is the one who’se most like a normal person. She’s not some psycho assasin, or secret agent, or cosmic deity who dies on a daily basis, or a complete ditz.

    MJ all the way.

  4. Nick Hentschel says:

    Which Lana Lang are we talking about: comics, or TV? If you mean Kristin Kreuk, then you might as well close the poll right now…..

  5. Joshua says:

    Gang, this is Earth-2 Joshua here– the hotter, smarter, and all-around better version; I’m here because the other me is married and he needed a “voice” to answer this poll (Modesty becomes you– Earth-1). Anyway, since this is about which comics chick we’d bone on a regular basis, I’m going with Carol Ferris. Why? Because when she becomes the Star Sapphire you’re getting a little cosmic flavor there, a nice bit of intergalactic skank on the side (He’s such a ladies man, isn’t he?– Earth-1). It’s all about the love for them and I got plenty of love to go around. Now, who would I advise the fellas to stay away from? Betty Ross. Well, the Betty Ross of the Ultimates universe. Read Ultimates #5 and you’ll see why that lady comes with some rather unpleasant baggage.

  6. Danny Beaty says:

    I just want five minutes of “quiet time” with that picture of Elektra.

  7. Danny Beaty says:

    This just in: Danny Beaty goes straight to Hell! Film at eleven.

  8. Jason says:

    To me, this depends on whether or not I myself have super powers. I mean, if I’m the average joe (which I am) I’d stay away from those with super powers, or high end russian int. training. Yeah, it’d be fun for a bit to see my girl kick the crud out of people, but eventually she’ll make an enemy who’ll figure out I’m dating her. No, not doing the whole damsel in distress routine on an per issue basis. So with that in mind, MJ all the way.

    On the other hand, the reverse also holds true if I do have super powers. It’d be nice to pretend to be an average joe every once in a while and forget about the stress of saving the world (again). But eventually one of my enemies will figure out who I’m dating and kidnap her (every other issue), or just strait out kill her. Bummer. Yet I don’t want someone I’ll end up competing with on who has saved the world more often. So super powered girl friend is out too. So, I’ll settle for the happy middle, girl with kick ass fighting skills who can stop most troubles on her own, but occasionally I get to save. Black widow. (Can’t wait to see the live action version next month)

  9. Patrick says:

    Ummm… did anyone else notice that Elektra is the banner for this poll, but she is not one choices?

  10. dementedtheclown says:

    No SUPER GIRL!?!? Shes too fine xD

  11. Kaldath says:

    @Patrick: I was thinking the same thing. Jeff wants to Keep Electra to himself it seems !!!

  12. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Patrick: Oops.

  13. AmyElf says:

    Seeing as I prefer the guys (being female and all), I’d have to say that this is a tough choice if I only had to look at these choices for a male friend of mine. Therefore I may have to pick Mary Jane Watson from Spider-man. PS, Jeff, can us girls still give our answers for the guys we would like to date as boyfriends?

  14. What? No Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon, That 70s Show). Now that’s just… sigh.

  15. William A. Peterson says:

    Yes, Carol Ferris is Star Sapphire, whom, during “Darkest Night” seems to be less a Villain, and now a Lantern whose Gem is powered by ‘Love’, rather than ‘Will’…
    Add in the fact that she’s filthy rich, being the owner of an Aircraft company that can make Solar-powered Fighter Jets, and I think we have a Winner!

  16. Patrick says:

    How can you not fall in love with a sassy red head that calls you “tiger?”

  17. Gero says:

    I’m amazed Gray is tied for second. Are there really that many people who’d want a girlfriend who could read their minds whenever she wanted?

  18. Jeff Hebert says:

    I’m with you, Gero — no mind-reading mate for me. I can’t imagine the horror that would ensue.

  19. TopHat says:

    She won’t have time to read your mind considering she’ll be dead 98% of the time.

  20. Matt says:

    @Gero: I’m also with you, and another reason is that at the very frequent chance she would become the Pheonix, she would obliterate us.

  21. Joshua says:

    “You want me to do WHAT?! You are NOT putting that THERE!”

    And that’s the last thing you’ll hear before your mind is zapped and you come to in a mall, holding her bags and purse. Oh and check your left back pocket, I believe you’ll find your wallet and/or credit card(s) missing. That’s what you get for dating a telepath. God help you if at any time during your mall “punishment” you check out any of the hot young thangs– you’ll live to regret that.

  22. Timespike says:

    Let’s see: MJ is a)hot, b) smart, c)sweet, and d)sane. We have a winner!

  23. Aaron says:

    You put Jean Grey down as Ms. Marvel….She as Marvel Girl, not Ms. Marvel…The Lovely Carol Danvers was Ms. Marvel

  24. Jeff Hebert says:

    @Aaron: Good catch, thanks, my apologies for the error.

  25. Val says:

    *hifive carew12*

    I agree with Skiriki. Mary Jane grew up with that nutbag father, either she’s ready to ditch the drama, or at least she’ll be use to getting slapped once in a while to put her back in line. *laughs*

    But yeah, While Jean Grey might be awesome, could you ever lie to her? look at another woman? She’s got real issues.

    The REAL question is, do we have to put up with there ex’s? Anyone, especially if you date someone with kids, knows what a pain ex’s can be. SO, That’ll throw most of them out. I’d hate to have to deal with Logan or Cyclops, but not near as bad as dealing with Superman. 🙂

    Spiderman still has a little wuss/good boy side to him.

    So Again I still to Mary Jane.