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.

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28 responses to “Back on the Streets IV”

  • Skythorn on March 15, 2017 at 1:55 AM

    Im stoked at the confidence and audacity Illuminatia is showing. As far as you can get from being a bubblehead as you can get I think.

  • OtherAnonymous on March 15, 2017 at 2:17 AM

    EEEE! Laser Mack. I do believe I’m in love.

    (Also, Skythorn, it’s “Illumina”, not “Illuminatia”)

  • Kenshin Ryuu on March 15, 2017 at 2:22 AM

    I’m suddenly reminded of Harry Dresden doing a very good intimidation move when he needs to get answers quickly: create a fireball in his hand that’s basically a mini sun and move it close to someone’s face so they feel like they’re going to burn up.

  • Pygmy D. H. on March 15, 2017 at 3:06 AM

    Right about now that guy Mack has is probably really wishing he’d wake up from this nightmare.

  • T'Renn on March 17, 2017 at 2:52 AM

    Pygmy D.H., I expect he’s also wishing he’d worn his brown pants today.

  • CptNerd on March 15, 2017 at 4:47 AM

    Sure hope there wasn’t anything airborne above Illumina when she ignited the finger-laser…

  • Mujaki on March 15, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Light only stops when it hits something.
    Space is VERY big.
    So yes, there WAS something above her when she ignited the finger-laser.
    It just might be a few centuries before it reaches the destination.

  • GJT0530 on March 15, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    True, but it would also scatter/spread more and more over distance until it’s not “concentrated” enough to matter. I think it’s fair to assume even superpower based lasers aren’t 100% perfectly aligned to the point they are perpetual. Plus the atmosphere would misalign them even if they started that way so that even if it made it to space mostly “intact” it would still already be out of alignment enough to scatter before hitting an object in space.

  • Xero on March 15, 2017 at 1:24 PM

    I would hope she throttled the intensity

  • CptNerd on March 22, 2017 at 2:04 AM

    I was thinking maybe aircraft, birds, the random flying super…

  • Joe on March 15, 2017 at 7:20 AM

    I was a little curious when she came back and she was wearing black. The only other time I could think of any black on her costume was the Dark Illumina cover that was posted a while ago. She seems a little too calm about all of this and I wonder if she is turning evil. And, part of me kind of hopes for it, it would make a great story.

  • Kittiesofevil on March 15, 2017 at 11:47 AM

    I hope they don’t do a “dark” storyline. It’s too cliche. More often than not when a female character gets a powerboost they seem to go evil. I like the idea of her figuring out that she’s actually strong and not just a secondary hero like her parents told her she was.

  • Ragingagnostic on March 15, 2017 at 11:54 AM

    “Hold verrrrrry still. I lose three assistants while learning this trick.” >:D

  • Black Rose on March 15, 2017 at 12:21 PM

    Mack can now shoot laser beams from her fingertips???

  • Black Rose on March 15, 2017 at 12:24 PM

    Mack and shoot laser beams from her fingertips???

  • Xero on March 15, 2017 at 1:23 PM

    *sniff sniff* anyone else smell amonia?

  • Aavar on March 15, 2017 at 4:55 PM

    Mack can glow so she can probably shoot laser beams from any part of her body(although she probably needs lots of practise to do that).

  • Ragingagnostic on March 16, 2017 at 2:50 PM

    Or maybe “What do you think of my new costume?” http://sidekickgirl.net/dr-wright-vi/

  • Katy on March 15, 2017 at 9:35 PM

    “You had a tick on your cheek. Best way to get rid of one is to burn it off.” *pause* “Now, d you want to talk about rethinking your life choices?”

  • billydaking on March 16, 2017 at 12:16 AM

    Panel 3: Somewhere, a freshly fried pigeon falls into a homeless person’s lap.

  • OtherAnonymous on March 16, 2017 at 5:48 AM

    At least we know she’s not going to give him a haircut.

  • The passing critic on March 17, 2017 at 12:51 AM

    Uh Illumina….Your sidekick just recently got a guy fired over stuff like this….No seriously im not joking even if shes bluffing this is entering police brutality territory

  • Mike on March 17, 2017 at 1:20 AM

    I mean it’s not as bad as hurting him but threatening someone with deadly force (or what they think is deadly force) when you already have them captured crosses a line.

  • Tris on March 17, 2017 at 1:54 AM

    I agree, she is intimidating him after having him restrained already. For what purpose? You could say she is trying to get a new status in town and be known for being tough, but thats really not what Illumina is about at all? She may have been not really smart, but she was mostly kind. I’m a bit worried which path she is going down and if her friends will encourage her instead of “Woah, slow down, this is not needed”.

  • Nightmask on March 17, 2017 at 3:57 AM

    @The passing critic No Sidekick Girl’s temp hero partner got himself fired and surely imprisoned for a laundry list of criminal acts on his part whereas Illumina’s actions so far are so far standard hero intimidation as she establishes her street cred.

  • Mischa Avros on March 18, 2017 at 12:53 PM

    Actually, that guy is not immoblized, he’s just temporarily restrained at the moment. Catching him in her telekinesis is a good tactical move, but it’s hardly the end of the fight. It may be a fight the guy has no chance of winning, but that doesn’t mean she could just walk away right now and leave him as is. Finishing moves are a thing for a reason.

  • Mischa Avros on March 18, 2017 at 12:57 PM

    The fight isn’t over until he’s still restrained even after she leaves, whether that be in a lazer cage, tied up by SG, or in the handcuffs of the cops that she was waiting to show up so she could hand him off to.

  • Storel on March 19, 2017 at 2:44 AM

    You go, girl!

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