Having a sibling can be a great thing, a person to grow up with, a person to share experiences with, and someone to talk to about your parents. We love our siblings and wanted to celebrate life with them by giving a look at some of the best siblings in comic books and graphic novels. While they may not always get along, that doesn’t’ mean they don’t love each other on some level.
Art by John Romita Jr.
Magik and Colossus: X-Men
Two of the more powerful X-Men, Magik (Illyana Rasputin) and her brother Colossus (Piotr Rasputin) have been on many adventures together. They don’t always see eye to eye, but when Illyan was kidnapped by the evil Reverend William Stryker in the graphic novel God Loves, Man Kills, Colossus was right in the middle of the fight to get his little sister back. They are a tight knit pair and almost nothing in the world could tear them apart.
Art by Emil Ferris
Karen and Diego Reyes: My Favorite Thing is Monsters
Karen Reyes and her older brother Diego a.k.a. Deeze live a bit of a tough life in Chicago. Deeze is a sort of a ne’er-do-well and Karen is struggling with her sexuality. The two go through many difficult times in this book, but in the end, the one thing they can really depend on is each other. Their love for one another helps both of them through their daily challenges.
Art from the movie starring Jason Momoa and Patrick Wilson
Aquaman and Ocean Master: Aquaman
Arthur Curry a.k.a Aquaman gets a lot of flak in media and with the rest of the Justice League about talking to fish and being sort of a useless character, but the garbage he has to put up with doesn’t stop there. A bit of teasing is one thing from his friends, but his half-brother Orm Marius the Ocean Master is even worse, he basically wants Arthur dead. There is nothing harder than a sibling rivalry, and these two are always at it over the throne of Atlantis. Talk about a terrible relationship.
Art by Gabriel Rodriguez
Tyler, Kinsey and Bode Locke: Locke and Key
The Locke kids are really close to each other, even more so after the gruesome murder of their father and a move to a haunted Victorian home in Massachusetts. Beset on all sides by monsters and daemons, the Locke’s need each other more than anything to save not only themselves but perhaps even the world. The lengths they will go to in order to keep everyone else safe are shocking, especially considering that Tyler is the oldest of the three and is just a senior in High School.
Art by Marvel Comics
Thor and Loki: Thor
Yes, indeed, Loki is adopted, but that doesn’t make this pair any less siblings. While the two have a multitude of other siblings in Marvel Comics, it is their strained relationship which is the most interesting. Is Loki friend or foe? It is hard to know. What is easy to tell though is that like younger siblings, Loki loves frustrating his older brother, Thor with a series of pranks, both big and small.
Art by Frank Quitely
The Endless: The Sandman
While the comic series The Sandman follows the titular character Morpheus a.k.a. Dream, through a series of adventures, it is his family which is the focus of things overall. The first ever siblings in the universe are the living incarnations of Destiny, Death, Dream, Desire, Destruction Despair, and Delirium. Having been around as long as they have, they can be a bit distant at times. Still, when push comes to shove, they can each hold each other’s sigils and call out their sibling’s name for help.