Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

We have decided to move to an every other week schedule from now until the end of the year. We’ve been struggling to get back to once a week on time comics with everything that’s been going on, between one or both of us on overtime, the season for our nonprofit ramping up, and general brain fatigue.  Because, you know, 2020.

There will be a comic this coming Wednesday (9/30) and then every other week after that, with filler during November as per usual.

Because this arc was not depressing enough.

Thanks for your patience; a comic for you.

16 responses to “Anniversary IV”

  • Sario on June 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM

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

  • Xero on June 29, 2017 at 10:31 AM

    Upset, shes gonna beat that puta like a kettle drum durring carnival

  • Fromage on June 28, 2017 at 7:46 PM

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

  • Black Rose on June 28, 2017 at 11:02 PM

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

  • Xero on June 29, 2017 at 10:32 AM

    Because she is a text book sociopath

  • The Aussie Bloke on June 29, 2017 at 12:18 AM

    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 on June 29, 2017 at 2:45 AM

    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.

  • Twitch on June 29, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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

  • SolCannibal on June 29, 2017 at 3:25 PM

    She has a lot of leverage for him to do it so easily, unfortunately.

  • Tris on June 30, 2017 at 1:31 AM

    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 on June 30, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    She is forcing him. Blackmailing him into sex.

  • alexander hollins on July 2, 2017 at 4:15 PM

    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.

  • Rob on June 30, 2017 at 8:14 AM

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

  • Lord Iridescent on July 2, 2017 at 10:15 PM

    Oh yes please

  • Gilly on July 7, 2017 at 2:04 AM

    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.

  • Aeshdan on July 20, 2017 at 6:06 PM

    @alexanderhollins

    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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