Hot Nerd Crush: Bruce Wayne and Kitty PrydeTuesday, April 13th, 2010
If you’re into comics at all and neither one of these two do anything for you…You may be dead. Okay, maybe having crushes on clearly fictional people is a cry for help, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work for you! I mean, you’ve taken it too far if you’re sleeping with your comics, but who hasn’t done that from time to time. I mean other than me. I’d never do that. Ever. One is a mutant who can move through solid objects, and the other is a man who can kick anyone’s ass. Presenting Hot Nerd Crush: Bruce Wayne and Kitty Pryde after the jump.
Katherine Pryde is a dangerous woman. Wolverine himself once said that he didn’t want to spar her because he didn’t feel like bleeding. She’s an accomplished martial artist, ridiculously smart, hot, and totally willing to make it with organic steel men. If that’s not a dreamgirl, I don’t know what is?! She comes from Xavier’s fabled “New Mutants” class, but went on to head up her own team in England, called Excalibre. I don’t know why it was called that, but it was. She formed a hot and heavy relationship with Piotr Rasputin, or Colossus. Dude’s made of metal. I don’t blame her. She was recently fabulously showcased in the Joss Whedon-penned Astonishing X-Men, where it’s clear that Joss has had the hots for Ms. Pryde for some time. In the last Whedon issue, he turns her into a powerhouse that has to be seen to be believed. I don’t often drop jaw at comic books, but that one certainly made me. (John Cassaday certainly had his hand in that, too.) I enjoyed Ellen Page’s take on the character as well, what with her making The Juggernaut look like a bitch and all.
Bruce Wayne is Batman. (Oh shit…sorry for the spoiler) Do you really need to say anymore. He’s the powerless superhero that the entirety of the DC Universe is terrified of. He punched a New God in the face for chrissakes!!! Take THAT, Darkseid! I used to get phonecalls late at night when I was in the Air Force from people on shift who were arguing over who could take Batman in a fight! The fact that he’s scary as shit and supersmart does little to mask that he’s a bit crazy. You don’t just dress up like a bat and beat the shit out of people just because your parents were killed by a mugger. Then again, this happened in Gotham City, where it would appear EVERYONE has a costume in their closet. In the animated World’s Finest Superman/Batman movie, on Batman’s first meeting with Superman, he just tossed him around for a bit. The response from Superman (after knocking the wind out of Batman) was “I knew you were crazy, but I didn’t think you were stupid.” It’s Batman’s unyielding sense of duty to his fallen parents that defines him as a superhero and keeps him standing when others would simply lay over. I’m not the biggest Batman fan out there, mostly because I don’t care for the comics (except Hush! Do yourself a favor, find it, and read it!) but I love the character, who once beat up Superman simply because he anticipated how the Kryptonian would fight. He used the fact that Superman is a good person at heart against him, because Batman isn’t a good person at heart. That’s how you get to be a Hot Nerd Mancrush around here!