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`Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' Star Gets Hooked On Comics

Actor <B>Johnny Simmons</B> (third from left), shown here with his <I>Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World</I> cast, recently started his own hefty collection
of comic books.

Actor Johnny Simmons (third from left), shown here with his Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World cast, recently started his own hefty collection of comic books.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010 1:24 GMT

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Starring in a comic book movie sure has a way of making someone appreciate the geeky genre.

Just ask Johnny Simmons, known for his role opposite Megan Fox in Jennifer’s Body, who plays dopey comic book character Young Neil in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, in theaters August 13.

Simmons admits he “really didn’t appreciate comic books” before starting work on the film, but he’s since seen the light.

He says Scott Pilgrim introduced him to the wonders of comics, and influenced him to start his own collection.

Thanks to on-set connections, he was able to get in good with the powers over at Dark Horse comics who hooked him up with “nearly their entire catalog.”

While he’s starting to appreciate the artwork in all comics, Simmons says that, naturally, the Scott Pilgrim series is still his favorite.

He can relate to the “seven crazy exes” in the plotline, too, given that he’s dated a few crazies of his own.

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