Ten Ways To Know If You’re Traveling With A Comic Book Geek…

As a bellman I often encounter couples who are traveling together for the first time. I recently met a young lady who was dismayed to discover her new beau was a connoisseur of all things super-heroic.

She should have been on the lookout for the following signs:

  1. He wears Spider-Man Underoos – and not in adult sizes.
  2. At dinner he asks you to cut his food, because that’s what the last woman he traveled with did for him.
  3. His ringtone is the theme song from the 1960s Batman TV series.
  4. You discover Superman “no tears” shampoo in his bathroom.
  5. He insists on calling you “Lois” or Mary Jane”.
  6. You notice his eyes have trouble adjusting to anything but the dim light of his parents’ basement.
  7. He calls his room the “Fortress of Solitude”.
  8. Before being intimate he requests you refer to his “little friend” as Iron Man.
  9. He has a bumper sticker that reads, “My Other Car Is A Batmobile”.
  10. He dresses up as Batman, presents you with a Catwoman costume and asks if you want to see his “batarang”.


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About The Hook

Husband. Father. Bellman. Author of The Bellman Chronicles. Reader of comic books and observer and chronicler of the human condition. And to my wife's eternal dismay, a mere mortal and non-vampire. I'm often told I look like your uncle, cousin, etc. If I wore a hat, I'd hang it on a hat rack in my home in Niagara Falls, Canada. You can call me The Hook, everyone else does.
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34 Responses to Ten Ways To Know If You’re Traveling With A Comic Book Geek…

  1. Maybe people who say things like “I’m batman” or “To the bat cave” at random times should just all travel together.

  2. Ray's Mom says:

    Oh, what a life you live! How to keep from laughing at inappropriate times would be another title to consider…how you control your emotions (anger, laughter, shock) is just amazing.

  3. susielindau says:

    Hilarious! I love “The fortress of doom…”

  4. And his flashlight with that weird bat decal on it? Funny as always, Hook!

  5. The Guat says:

    Ha! I love your comic book humor. Superman “no tears” shampoo and the ringtone from the 1960s Batman ha! Hilarious. I’ll be on the lookout. 🙂

  6. Nope, haven’t got one of those…! But, he does love wearing ‘red socks’….

  7. leah says:

    Shudders at the thought of him saying number 8 while staying in number 6. Creepy. Great for another side splitting laugh.

  8. renxkyoko says:

    LOL ! ! 10 ways to know if your boyfriend is an anime addict
    10 ways to know if GF is a manga addict

    Just check me out and you’ll know. LOL

  9. mairedubhtx says:

    Those were truly scary.

  10. TBM says:

    I always wanted Underoos when I was little. Never got them. Still in therapy over that one.

  11. You are hilarious! I needed this laugh this morning! 🙂

  12. Very funny. 🙂 Thanks for the smiles!

  13. Tim Rueb says:

    You forgot one: “Get’s caught singing the theme song to ‘Spider-Pig'”. 8)

    Great post.

  14. Caroline says:

    hahah ‘no tears’ shampoo–too funny. All seem to be pretty telling signs!!

  15. Fiona says:

    TOO FUNNY!!!!

  16. MissFourEyes says:

    Wait, so you’re saying that if he hands me a Catwoman costume and asks if I want to see his “batarang” it’s a bad sign?

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