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.

Look Val's big shiny eyes!

Comic for you.

No responses to “Family VIII”

  • Jonathan on March 27, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    They are in no way hung up on this…

  • Syncline on March 27, 2013 at 9:17 PM

    If you haven’t lost your own kid, you have absolutely no idea how deep the pain goes, how hard it is to avoid thinking about it anytime your family is together for anything, good or bad.
    But yeah, they are oblivious to how much it hurts Mac.
    They are blinded by their own pain. This is precisely why families that lose children often break up or divorce.

  • Hitokiri Akins on March 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM

    I don’t agree, because of what happened to my own family. My parents lost a son before my brother and I were born, and they didn’t get divorced until 12 years later.

    Then again, my older brother died in infancy, so I don’t know if that’s a factor.

  • Casa on March 31, 2013 at 11:52 PM

    Because modern families are weak. Back in the day it wasn’t that uncommon to have a dozen or so children, but only four or five might make it to adult hood.

    Oh how things have changed in a century.

  • sidekickgirl on April 1, 2013 at 11:46 AM

    Ok, that’s just harsh. first to assume that parents didn’t suffer grief when they lost their children back then, and second to say that not being so accustomed to losing children now makes people weak? Uncool.

  • David Johnston on April 2, 2013 at 4:31 PM

    The message didn’t say they didn’t suffer grief, just that families didn’t break up because of that grief as easily as they do now. Of course divorce is easier now.

  • Dark Rose on March 27, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Looks like a difficult topic for Mack?

  • xero on March 29, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    hard to compete with a sibling that is forever perfect in your parents eyes

  • Teldon on March 28, 2013 at 1:27 PM

    Que outburst/insight from Mac or a surprise reveal that the brother never died in 3….2….1….

  • Jonathan on March 28, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    “Sir! It seems we are on collision course with a plot twist!”
    “Very well then , Ramming speed!”
    “But Sir, the Backstory damage could rip the lore in tw…”
    “DO IT!”
    “… Aye Sir”

  • Super Poopy Diaper Girl on March 28, 2013 at 6:26 PM

    Losing a child is not the topic a new mother wants to dwell on.

    The mother and father wishing their lost son could be there to enjoy the moment is not a bad thing.
    But not seeing the surviving daughter’s pain is.

    Instead of silence, a hug would be nice, and mom and dad saying, “We’re so glad we have you, Mackenzie” and Mack saying “I miss him too.”

    But where is the drama in that?

  • xero on March 29, 2013 at 3:50 AM

    yes but the problem becomes when you are so busy morning the lost child that you neglect the still living one

  • Cafeeine on April 1, 2013 at 9:55 PM

    Changing the subject,
    Everyone seem to be wearing formal super-hero attire, but Valerie seems to be in work clothes. How come? No formal sidekick gear?

  • sidekickgirl on April 2, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    She’s wearing a little black dress. You just can’t tell cuz the top is simple and it’s waist up so the skirt isn’t showing.

  • Cafeeine on April 2, 2013 at 12:53 AM

    Ah. gotcha. Thx.

  • Ed Rhodes on April 2, 2013 at 9:14 AM

    OK, maybe she’s supposed to be wearing a “little black dress.” But in the first panel you see what looks to me like her normal red “A” shirt top.

  • David Johnston on April 2, 2013 at 4:32 PM

    She’s not wearing a little black dress because that colour is not black. Of course Illumina is also wearing a dress in her costume colours.

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