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Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

Hope everybody is staying in, and staying safe.  It’s a good time for an archive binge!

Because this arc was not depressing enough.

Thanks for your patience; a comic for you.

16 responses to “Anniversary IV”

  1. Sario says:

    Well, this had to happen eventually, but it still sucks. Val is going to be so upset.

  2. Fromage says:

    I’m really hoping for a bat to Esperanza’s face coming soon at this point.

  3. Black Rose says:

    Why does Esperanza always go to bat for Isauro???

  4. The Aussie Bloke says:

    One of these days, he’s going to find out she’s bailing him out, arrange with the cops to wear a wire and get her on record admitting to what she did to him.

    • Ebonbolt says:

      Probably right after he figures out that she arranged for the warrant to try to ruin his date.

      I’m guessing, of course, but I can totally see it. Manipulative, wants him totally under her thumb, self-indulgent. Completely within what we know of her character.

  5. Twitch says:

    … self defense lessons aren’t just for gals.
    Make a scene and RUN! The police station’s not that far.

  6. Tris says:

    So I have a question… does she force him to do this, or is he going along with this? Because either is she sexually assaulting him (even raping him if she forces him into Sex) or he is doing this by his own will and cheating on SG. It’s a fucking grim story line, to be honest.

    • OtherAnonymous says:

      She is forcing him. Blackmailing him into sex.

    • Uhh, nope. blackmailing him into sex like this, doing a “favor” and insisting on some carnal delights in turn? It doesnt matter if he “consents” , this is not a situation where he CAN truly consent. (I mean, if he was down for banging her, he could consent, but agreeing because of the pressure is no true consent.) She’s raping him, plain and simple.

  7. Rob says:

    Sweet, Val’s already going to get to break in her anniversary brass knuckles!

  8. Gilly says:

    I am glad to see I am not the first one to comment on how this is either prostitution, rape, or some combination of the two with indebted servitude.

  9. Aeshdan says:


    Yes, this is definitely rape. Or at least extorting sex by threat of death, which is for all intents and purposes the same thing. Problem is:

    1. He has no good way of proving it. It’s his word against hers.

    2. Even if he could prove it, Esper might get off with just a slap on the wrist (though the Henchman’s Union is supposed to have a very good sexual harassment policy, so there’s a good chance he could nail her with proper proof).

    3. Even if he can prove it, and even if Esper got expelled and sent to jail, Isauro would still almost certainly lose his visa, be extradited to Mexico, and be executed for treason.

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