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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.

The preponderance of characters with the nickname Ro is largely coincidental.

Isauro has lived with Mark since shortly after arriving in Metro City.  His housing and cover job were arranged by the Villain Agency, though they don’t know that Mark knows about his situation.  In fact, Isauro doesn’t know how Mark knows all the things he knows.  When asked why he would allow him to live in the rectory (not to mention work in a school) knowing what he does, Mark would only smile in a maddeningly patient way and say that Isauro needed a home, and a job, and he had a home and a job to offer.

They became friends right away, and quickly grew very close.  For Isauro, who went from orphanage to prison to military to villainy, Mark is the closest thing to a family he has ever had.

6 responses to “Family Week: Isauro and Mark”

  • Syncline on June 28, 2013 at 11:16 PM

    Mark’s Vatican Special Forces training explains
    1) why Mark knows so much about Isauro’s life and
    2) how Mark wups Coldfire at video games.

  • sidekickgirl on June 29, 2013 at 6:05 PM

    Protip: The simplest explanation for something is often the most reasonable. So while the comic doesn’t say anything about Mark being better than Isauro at video games, if he is, it’s probably got more to do with the fact that Mark has been playing console games since he was a kid, and Isauro had never touched one before coming to the states.

  • Syncline on July 1, 2013 at 1:25 AM

    Please tell me everyone isn’t buying into my occasional leg-pulling.

    Also, yes; I kinda assumed Mark had a childhood lead on the gaming practice. Everyone knows the Vatican Special Forces train in VR, no real advantage for Mark’s console gaming skills there….

  • sidekickgirl on July 2, 2013 at 11:07 AM

    Your other “leg-pullings” have included even more outlandish theories that you have gone to great lengths to defend, even to the point of arguing with other posters. You need to remember that on the internet, people don’t know you, and that sarcasm is more difficult to convey. If you’re finding that people are consistently not taking your posts as you intend, it’d be more effective to consider how you can express yourself more clearly, not to wonder what’s wrong with everyone else that they don’t get your jokes.

  • Hakkyou no Tenshi on July 1, 2013 at 10:52 AM

    Does this mean that Mark is the hero in the Priest’s outfit we saw WAY back at the conference?

  • sidekickgirl on July 2, 2013 at 10:56 AM

    Not any more or less than it did before. Technically it’s never come up either way. It is a widely-supported reader speculation that Mark is a hero, and future plotlines will either reveal that as true, reveal it as false…or maybe never reveal it at all.

    Edited to add: Mwa ha ha!

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