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  • DO IT!

  • Dean

    C’mon Alison, that T-shirt would pull your entire outfit together!

  • Jared Rosenberg

    Seems somebody has made an impression. Way to go shirt-man!

  • Kid Chaos

    Call him, Alison; you know you want to. 😍

    • rpenner

      “The unwritten social rule is you wait three days before calling a stranger who left their number written on an undergarment.”
      “But what if it’s really cute?”
      “Three days.”

  • Abel Undercity

    “OK, ready!

    “But cute boxers, though…


    That said, for coffee in Philly, the Cosi on 4th and Walnut is supposed to be nice, and a stone’s throw away from Independence Hall. Though personally I prefer Amalgam Comics in Kensington.

  • ZBass

    Has fought giant killer robots, is scared to phone a boy.

    Yup, sounds like a teenager.

    • KatherineMW

      I think she’s 20 now. Still applies, though.

  • MrSing

    The shirt is just hanging there… MENACINGLY!

  • bryan rasmussen

    His superpower is underwear.

  • Dean

    In my head, Brad sounds like Stephen Fry now.

    • Pol Subanajouy

      Can’t unhear! Don’t ~want~ to unhear!

    • Arthur Frayn

      I like your idea, but to me Brad sounds more like Abe Sapien from the Hellboy movies.

  • Haven

    “some kind of underwear gentleman”? I can only imagine what the game of telephone will have turned this into by the time it reaches the tabloids…

    • MrSokar

      Allison swooping into burning buildings to steal guys’ underwear.

  • Darkoneko Hellsing

    just call him alreadyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

    (yeah, I know. Easier said than done)

  • Jaroke

    *Insert Shia LaBeouf here*

    • Tylikcat


      Okay, now I’m scared.

    • Pol Subanajouy

      *Insert Steve Rogers claiming to get that reference here*

  • Dartangn

    Allison, the longer you stayed all pent up like this, the greater the chance we have the worlds first super-strength related smooching fatality.

  • JohnTomato

    Embarrassed but determined!

    Someone is getting hurt, lucky, or both.

  • ∫Clémens×ds

    I love how literary prosaic Brad is. This is the grammatical fluidity you should aim for in your essays, Alison. Although I wonder, I too sometimes see my speech blossom in a litany of figures to emphasize passive aggressive heightened hypocrisy, even for explicit comedic effect. I mean, “what a pleasant and delightful surprise”? That’s what all your grandparents tell you every time you finally pick up the phone and talk to them for once, isn’t it?

    (Also, today will be another test of “let’s see if I’m the only one to speak about the fact that her jacket is way too short”)

    • MrSing

      You can’t fight crime if your jacket isn’t cute.

      • Tylikcat

        Perhaps it is time for me to tell you about the low-speed car chase. (Where I was not only not wearing a jacket, but trying hard to keep my shirt logo unseen…)

        • MrSokar

          Yeah probably is time.

          • Tylikcat

            That kind of is most of it. Getting into my car after class, wearing my wushu uniform shirt*, I saw a couple of young men breaking into first one, and then a second car across the street. (Until I saw the second, I didn’t totally realize what was going on.) Car break-ins were a real problem in the area, and we’d been hit a few times that year**… Anyhow, so I got into my car, and called the police, detailing the situation as I watched them break into a third car. And then, while I’m still on my phone, and the police are on the way, they gather up their spoils and start heading out.

            So the police ask if I can keep them in sight. Now, in retrospect, it seems like the obvious thing to do would have been to tail them on foot, though honestly, if I hadn’t just come from work, it’s fairly likely I didn’t have any other clothes with me. (Water bottle, training shoes, sword bag, covered with sweat. You have no idea how nostalgic this makes me…) Anyhow, for whatever reason, possibly at police suggestion, I followed them in my car. The police were going to be right there.

            …for twenty minutes I looped around Seattle’s Chinatown, calling directions to the police car, while trying to be less than totally obvious. “Okay, they’re heading South on 6th…. Now, they’re turning West on Weller….” Twenty minutes might not sound like that long, but for a 6×6 block area? In a car? Oh, yeah. (Also, I was starving. I spent a while thinking that if I had been following them on foot I bet I could have nabbed a smoothie…)

            Finally, they found them. It helped that they had everything they’d taken from the cars on their person. I was asked to casually drive by and confirm they had the right guys.

            …if I’d had a jacket. Hell, if I’d had a button up shirt I could have thrown over my uniform tee, the ridiculousness would have gone down by an order of magnitude.

            * And this is the important thing, because kids as young as five wore that shirt, so I didn’t want it getting bad associations.
            ** Hilariously, when the broke into my ex-husband’s extremely messy car, they not only left all his computer equipment, but all of his weapons. I imagine that excavation. “…and here’s… a third sword. …And a short staff. And… a chain whip. Holy crap, do you think that’s him coming up the street?” He lost a roll of quarters. I never lost anything, but I never left anything of value in my car. Of course, I also drove a soft-top jeep through a lot of this.

          • MrSing

            Actually a pretty interesting story. Thanks for sharing!

          • MrSokar

            Thank you. And yeah 20 minutes seems like a really long time to be circling around in an awkward and stressful situation.

    • Pol Subanajouy

      Wait, what do you wonder? Your speech pattern or the reception?

  • Daniel Vogelsong

    The shirt… it calls to us… precious…

  • Natsumeg

    Yes, Allison. If you don’t look at it you won’t think of him.

  • Sendaz

    Life is too shirt to miss out on opportunities like this.

    • Dean

      Best typo ever. Or best pun. 🙂

  • Carla

    Do it, Al! Make the call.

  • Lostman

    Oh god Alison this just sad…

  • joe

    teeeeeeeeeeeeheeeeeeeeeeeeee! augh the stress is real.

  • spriteless

    Oh man at this rate you’ll never call him Allison. WTH.

  • Oh Allison, just call him already!
    (“Underwear gentleman” XD)

  • Tylikcat

    I’m kind of surprised how happy I was to just totally forget about Max.

  • OH COME ON! just call him.

  • Do eeeeet. Call the underwear gentleman.

  • ProofNegative

    “Some kind of Underwear Gentleman”, Ha! I think Brad’s real power is that he can use his eloquence to make anything sound good!

  • Iarei

    Allison’s already stupendous set of super powers gets kicked up a notch with the addition of her latest and greatest superpower : Game Face!

  • `Underwear gentleman` supposed to be some euphemism for a tights wearing superhero?

    PS, I know who they’re talking about ~ just wondering if this is going to turn into a misunderstanding comedy …

  • Underwear gentleman? A dude she saved wearing only his skivvies.

  • fookiesan

    I love the art all the time, but I have to comment particularly on the first panel today. That reflection on the laptop screen effect is just impeccable! Reading something from a screen is a common enough thing in comics, but rarely does the artist give it that extra effort–and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it done better. Thank you, Molly, for bringing the story to life with such commitment and grace.

  • Emmy

    I think Brad might be my second-favorite character now. I love the way he expresses himself.

    • Jason Rivest

      Remind me of X-Men’s Hank McCoy!

  • Markus

    Allison no mater how hard you act tsundere at the t shirt it’s not going to call him for you.

  • Lauren Tipps

    NOOO. WHAT IS IT? I NEED TO KNOW. Also, I feel ya, Alison!

  • MisterTeatime

    I’m going to bookmark this page so I can show it to comic creators who don’t want to use thought bubbles, because THIS IS HOW YOU DO THAT.
    (Yes, it _is_ hard to convey “this character is having this thought or emotion but not acting on it” without directly portraying what’s going through their mind. It _is_ going to take a lot of extra work if you commit to that limitation. But you shouldn’t just claim you couldn’t have done it and use that as an excuse for not trying.)

  • MisterTeatime

    Glad to see Hector’s relationship with Brad has recovered from the breakup of the Guardians as well as his relationship with Alison has.
    Looking forward to more of Brad and his big project, and of Alison hanging out with more people from her mask-and-cape days in a non-mask setting.
    Always up for Alison blushing. I won’t mind if she puts off calling that guy forever, as long as I get to see her blush about it.

    • Jeremy

      I agree about Brad and Hector – I like seeing them all have actual friendship with each other.

  • lizasweetling

    Underwear gentileman.
    oh my god.

  • bryan rasmussen

    His superpower is his underwear.

  • chaosvii

    Look, I’m not a superhero, my name is Max, not UnderwearGentle-man.

  • Joshthulhu

    I’d be delighted if we find out that he’s in fact a professional Underwear Gentleman.

  • Pol Subanajouy

    Not sure if the look in the last panel is one of, “I’m definitely going to call him!” or “I’m DEFINITELY going to call him TOMORROW…maybe!”

  • feli

    “Underwear Gentleman”. That’s gonna be Max’ new sidekick name. Cause he needs one, since he’ll be dating a superhero (I hope).

  • Jeremy

    Just because you’re strong enough to move mountains, that doesn’t mean you don’t get butterflies in your stomach when trying to ask out someone on a date…

    • Pol Subanajouy

      That could be on a love letter or a greeting card, yo.

  • Johan

    Underwear gentleman XD That is endlessly funny, I don’t know why ^^

  • Bruce Greenwood

    The League of Extraordinary Undergarments! Featuring Underwear Gentleman, the Battling Boxer, and Wonderbra; they fight the good fight against their villainous arch-nemeses, the Commando and Budgie-Smuggler.

    • Kid Chaos

      Don’t forget Captain Underpants(tm). 😎

    • Flimflamberge

      Don’t forget Speedo, Lord of Atlantis.

    • Hawthorne

      Remember when Battling Boxer fought in World War II at the Eastern Y-Front?

  • CALL HIM DANGIT. He gave you his SHIRT what more do you want Al?! Gaaaaaaah.

    • Kid Chaos

      Literally the shirt off his back; you owe him a freaking call! 😍

      • Tylikcat

        Okay, that argument creeps me the fuck out.

        “Hey, that was a grand gestures, and kind of charming, and what the hell,” <= This I'll take. Owing? Seriously?

        • Kid Chaos

          It’s only common courtesy. 😜

          • Tylikcat

            You are totally trolling.

  • Kaunisenkeli

    Allison? Are you avoiding dating and ghosting on a person for purely arbitrary reasons? If so, stop it! That’s my schtick!

  • MrSokar

    Is, is Brad’s name a reference to Ren and Stimpy?!

  • Zmm

    Man that guy is so evil

  • Jeremy

    What’s the etiquette about asking your date if she’ll take you for a joy-flight around the city? First date? Third?

  • Danygalw

    …Alison doesn’t have pupils.