First Dates – A Comic Book Special?


So Channel 4 just got our attention.

The new show is part of Channel 4’s “Mating Season”. This kind of thing does make me a little dubious. It does look as if they have a certain theme in mind, for one episode at least, of a show in which you see singles going on first dates – and then you can apply to meet up with them as well.

@TitanBooks Sci-Fi fans! Wonderful people! If you’re #single, new C4 series #FirstDates wants to hear from you RT?

@freepresscomics Any #single comic book fans out there? New C4 series #FirstDates wants to hear from you! RT?

@PWComicsWorld Any #single comic lovers out there? New C4 series #FirstDates needs you! RT?

@NEO_Magazine #Manga fans – are you #single & looking for love? Get in touch with new C4 series RT?

@mangauniversity #Manga fans – are you #single and looking for love? Get in touch w/ RT?

@SelfMadeHero #Manga & graphic novel fans – #single & looking for love? Get in touch w/ new C4 series #FirstDates RT?

@MangaUK #Manga fans! Are you #single & looking for love? New interactive C4 series #FirstDates could help

I’m just a little afraid of a “John likes comics. But does he also like girls? And what will they think of his soup-stained Fantastic Four T-shirt he insists on wearing to their first date?” voiceover, when the show’s researchers have persuaded John that’s the one item of clothing he must wear and have spilled the soup on him themselves…












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