Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

There WILL be a comic this week! It’s almost done. Guess who did a twelve hour day making packzi the other night! that’s right, it was me. Should be up tomorrow afternoon.

Laura’s been dealing with family emergency for the last weekish, so no regular comic next week. I’ll come up with some sort of ridiculous filler.

It's always so cool in your imagination.

Yes, we know Val’s hand wraps are gone. Laura forgot about them and I didn’t notice until after I was done coloring, and doing it over again would Take Time. Glitch in the Matrix. It’s fine. 😛

9 responses to “Containment V”

  • Ebonbolt on January 29, 2021 at 4:16 AM

    Gal in green must have reality-warped Val’s hand-wraps onto the next page; she doesn’t have control yet, so we’re not going to embarrass her by mentioning it.

  • Nealithi on January 29, 2021 at 4:39 AM

    I am curious if power blockers have always been around or if this is a placebo from Val?
    IE a wristband with a blinking light to make the woman think her powers are suppressed.

  • CheshireMadcat on January 29, 2021 at 8:14 PM

    I’m thinking they have been around, most likely used to suppress the powers of red cards in prison. Otherwise, how do you keep a teleporter from popping out for Starbucks?

  • Twitch, Lurking SideKick on February 1, 2021 at 10:46 AM

    Placebo power blockers?
    I DARE you to suggest that to the parents of Jack-Jack Par.

  • Nealithi on February 2, 2021 at 8:14 AM

    Now to also derail things. The comment about getting powers as an adult made me think of this comic.

    Are we sure it is worse getting them as an adult?

  • Opus the Poet on February 3, 2021 at 3:52 PM

    I think the worst thing is discovering you had superpowers all along, but not until you were an adult. I discovered I had super powers after the third truck hit me and was totaled out while I survived. I mean seriously I got hit twice in two years in the same crosswalk and the trucks had to be towed away while I just had minor scrapes and cuts, and the thought I might have had superpowers never crossed my mind until over 30 years later after I was hit flush by a truck going about 60 mph (100km/hr) and only had a few broken bones and some severe road rash. I should have been dead all three times, but because I have this weird condition I’m not dead. But now I have a bad limp when I walk. So, this universe super, not comic book super.

  • Rexhinalt on February 4, 2021 at 12:42 PM

    Marion Harmon thought about this in his “Wearing The Cape” book series. GPS-enabled tracking bracelet, which if tampered with or an untoward amount of physical displacement (flying, teleporting, superrunning, etc.) is detected, discharges an electrical shock “powerful enough to stun a horse” into the wearer.

  • Rexhinalt on February 4, 2021 at 12:50 PM

    Said bracelets (used by Sentinels, legally-authorized superpowered law enforcement) also are built with “Verne” supratech. Not as duplicable or hackable as, say, MCU Tony Stark’s supratech, think maybe more along the lines of Marvel printed-universe Mr. Fantastic supratech. I know there are gadgeteers in Sidekick-verse but not sure if any are quite on the “incomprehensible by mere mortals magic” level of tech.

  • Rexhinalt on February 4, 2021 at 12:53 PM

    Or in could be that she unwrapped off camera once she realized no actual fight was in the offing? That actual skin-to-skin contact via hands would be helpful if not necessary to calm this breakthrough down?

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