Twelve Cheesy Pick-Up Lines for Comics Nerds

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

Brenna Clarke Gray

Staff Writer

Part muppet and part college faculty member, Brenna Clarke Gray holds a PhD in Canadian Literature while simultaneously holding two cats named Chaucer and Swift. It's a juggling act. Raised in small-town Ontario, Brenna has since been transported by school to the Atlantic provinces and by work to the Vancouver area, where she now lives with her stylish cyclist/webgeek husband and the aforementioned cats. When not posing by day as a forserious academic, she can be found painting her nails and watching Degrassi (through the critical lens of awesomeness). She posts about graphic narratives at Graphixia, and occasionally she remembers to update her own blog, Not That Kind of Doctor. Blog: Not That Kind of Doctor Twitter: @brennacgray

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From Avengers by Roger Stern, Al Milgrom

  1. You’ve never seen a pull-list as long as mine.
  2. Does your back story involve interstellar travel? Cuz you look like you fell from heaven.
  3. You must be related to the Flash, because you’ve been running through my mind all day.
  • If I was Catwoman, the first thing I would steal is your heart.
  • If you were mine, I’d keep you in mint condition.
  • Did you just survive a tangle with Johnny Storm? Cuz you’re super hot.
  • I better call Professor X. He’s obviously missing one of the good guys.
  • I heard Daredevil went blind after looking at you for too long.
  • Oh yeah, I have to keep my comics in a long box.
  • I bet your origin story is extraterrestrial, because that butt is out of this world.
  • Why don’t you come home with me and check out my Batman sheets?
  • I am Groot.
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    From The Amazing Spider-Man #42 by Stan Lee and John Romita