Sidekick Girl

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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.

It's pretty hard when someone tells you you're not the protagonist of your own story.

she’s like an uber complicated transdimensional alarm clock!

13 responses to “Another World XXVI”

  • Bartimaeus on October 9, 2013 at 3:49 AM

    The terms ‘royally pissed’ would apply here, methinks.

  • Zodo on October 9, 2013 at 4:13 AM

    This explains the name on the monument. The Dark was never a sidekick, so ‘Sidekick Girl’ in this world was someone else.

  • Syncline on October 9, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    “…clearly… a sidekick.” Way to give yourself a pep talk, Dark Val.
    You’d think a little gratitude would be in order but this isn’t how they play around here, sarcasm appears to be the order of the day. “Good job.”

    Also love how every other Val out there in the multiverse is an “other you” and not a “we” or “us”.

    Got a massive ego there, bitch-ray Val.

  • Spliced on October 10, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    Val looks crushed, and it’s no wonder why.

    When you think about the first comics, her doing so much hard work and getting zero credit for it, and her flashback to college and being turned down strictly on looks… to go through so much that she’s gone through, the now-stress of being brought across space and time, and for it all to hit all over again she’s “just a sidekick”…

    It’s a good thing nothing can kill her, because I think this would do the trick.

  • Dark Rose on October 10, 2013 at 7:36 AM

    Right now Val looks dejected!

  • Syncline on October 10, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    The comic is Val’s.

    She’s gonna get her chance to shine eventually. It wouldn’t be worth reading the comic if she was on top and winning all the time. SK is fun to read because she seems so ordinary… and because being grounded, being ‘real’, having common sense… that’s really a sort of superpower for Val.
    It’s a strength for her to be human being, not a weakness.

    We have seen it before during the body switching episode. Val thinks things through, and with fresh eyes she often sees things that other people missed- opportunities, uses of powers.

    In a lot of simple ways Val demonstrates the key skills of a combat team leader: she is unimpressed by who is the best at anything (just get it done), she’s focused and task oriented, she keeps a clear head in a tight spot, and she has the ability to function and get through distractions and even tremendous damage.

    Even if she wasn’t indestructible, she would be a treasure in a fight.

  • Hitokiri Akins on October 10, 2013 at 4:14 PM

    It’s funny that I asked this very same question three days ago. Although I do feel for her in the last couple of panels. Although this is yet another motivator that she’s more than “just a sidekick.”

  • Super Poopy Diaper Girl on October 10, 2013 at 5:57 PM

    I don’t get the Dark Val.
    Aren’t the Heros always going on about how important the Sidekicks are and how the hero couldn’t do his or her job without them?

    Is Dark Val missing something or???
    Could our heros be insincere when they mention sidekicks.

  • ParanoidSpy on October 10, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Since there’s a Sidekick Girl on the memorial and Val is…clearly…not Sidekick Girl in this universe, I have have a theory that Sidekick Girl was Val’s Sidekick who was killed, forever turning Dark!Val off the idea of the necessity of sidekicks.

  • Prince Charon on October 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Perhaps the woman we know as Illumina was Dark-Val’s sidekick.

  • ParanoidSpy on October 14, 2013 at 8:52 PM

    Ooh, I would like that.

  • Dix on October 14, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    Am I the only one who suspects that the light is illumina, and that it says sidekick girl on the memorial because that is who was in the cryo coffin?

  • BrogueTheRogue on July 20, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Not sure why everyone is bummed about character deaths here. It’s been established that this is an alternate reality future.

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