Friendship Day is around the corner and it is that time of year when friends all over the world meet each other and celebrate the awesomeness of their relationship. It is the day when friends get an opportunity to rekindle their old bonds.
Even superheroes are not untouched by the value of friendship. Though they are powerful enough to save the world, every superhero needs a support system once in a while, and sharing their feelings with someone they can trust helps them get stronger and more determined.
As the world is set to celebrate Friendship Day 2016 on Aug. 7, here are some of the most amazing superhero bromances that have rocked comic books as well movies.
When the Dark Knight and Man of Steel met first, the initial vibe was hardly friendly as both of them detested each other's way of solving the problem.
However, as circumstances had it, they son found themselves getting involved in several cases together and before Batman came out with the idea of assembling all the superheroes under Justice League, they had already become good friends and developed a mutual understanding regarding the unexpected situations that they often face.
Superhero movie buffs are already familiar with the amazing duo of Captain America and Falcon. The characters have been brought to life by Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie in Marvel Cinematic Universe's (MCU) movies and undoubtedly, they are fan favourites.
Cap and Falcon had their first adventure together when Sam Wilson, who dons the costume of Falcon, escaped from Red Skull's imprisonment and teamed up with Cap to organise a resistance. Soon, Falcon became more than just a supporting character and started to appear in more Captain America comic books.
The Flash-Green Lantern
After Barry Allen met a tragic end in "Crisis on Infinite Earths" storyline, his nephew, Wally West, donned the costume of the Flash. When the new Justice League was formed, he became friends with the newly-appointed Green Lantern, Kyle Rayner.
As both of them were of same age and significantly younger than most of the other superheroes of the League, including Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, they developed a bond and their friendship helped the League accomplish several missions afterwards.
Perhaps the most odd superhero friends of all times, Cable and Deadpool became best buddies when Marvel decided to pair up both of them after a failed attempt to revive their solo titles. The idea worked and Cable-Deadpool comic books became best sellers.
The story of their friendship is witty. Cable was on a solo mission to put an end to all the evil in the world. With some unexpected twists of events, he got stuck with Deadpool and though initially unsure, he soon found out that the Merc with a Mouth was actually assisting him on his mission.
Green Arrow-Green Lantern
In the comic books of the '60s, Green Arrow a.k.a. Oliver Queen lost his fortune and became a voice of progress. That was when he befriended Green Lantern a.k.a. Hal Jordan. The duo embarked on several missions, dealing with socio-political issues like racism and drug abuse. While Green Arrow voiced encouragement for radical changes in society, Green Lantern emphasised upon action within the social system.