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.

Let's hope this posts properly on the FIRST try this week...

Challenging the villain to a chess match is also allowable.

12 responses to “Hero Handbook IV”

  • Clay Campbell on November 23, 2017 at 9:19 AM

    I love that he has the key hanging from his belt within reach.

  • Domoviye on November 23, 2017 at 12:03 PM

    Too bad she’s not qualified to grab it. However if she had a clever pet of some kind that could steal the key, then it would be all good.

  • Xero on November 24, 2017 at 10:02 AM

    Maybe but her idea sounds more fun for everyone

  • Ragingagnostic on November 24, 2017 at 5:03 PM

    That’s right! We haven’t seen Mr. Ferret in a while!

  • Storel on November 25, 2017 at 1:38 AM

    So how do they determine whether you, as a sidekick, are “qualified” for a particular escape? Do they have qualification exams for different kinds of escapes, with levels for different degrees of difficulty? Lock-picking alone should have at least 10 different difficulty levels, from the easiest level 1 (“SpongeBob”) to level 9 (“Houdini”) and level 10 (“Batman”).

    I’d love to see the study guide…

  • Storel on November 25, 2017 at 1:52 AM

    Of course, sidekicks wouldn’t be allowed to qualify at levels higher than, say, 3 or 4, with the rest of the qualification levels being reserved for heroes only.

  • David Johnston on November 28, 2017 at 4:31 PM

    If you are being guarded by common thugs, then you outrank them and are allowed to escape and beat them up. Henchmen you can escape provided that it doesn’t involve trying to fight (so seducing your way clear or just sneaking out but surrender if they spot you since they can’t kill you unless you attack them. Carded villains? You’re expected to not do anything that might provoke them into killing you. Just behave yourself and wait for rescue.

  • Ed Rhodes on November 29, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    What I’ve learned about Houdini, it would drive him crazy that there was someone considered even just one grade better than him!

  • Storel on November 29, 2017 at 4:56 PM

    Well, Batman is at least one grade better than anybody at almost anything. But he’s a special case, because he’s fictitious. I’m sure Houdini wouldn’t be too upset at having a fictional character ranked above him — at least it’s not a real person!

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  • Mischa Avros on November 26, 2017 at 11:43 PM

    I wonder if the sidekick program got it’s materials on this from the Jo Grant school of Escape Artistry.

  • T*renn on November 28, 2017 at 12:47 AM

    “I love this plan! I’m excited to be a part of it”
    –Peter Venkman

  • Robert McKinney on December 4, 2017 at 5:10 PM

    I think this is my new favorite page. 🙂

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