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.

“I love your new costumes!  But…but I love your classic costume, too…I just…I just love you!”

“I love you, too, citizen!”

15 responses to “HeroCon I”

  • Zodo on July 26, 2017 at 11:37 AM

    Props to Illumina’s young fan, for looking at her eyes while talking to her.

  • SolCannibal on July 26, 2017 at 6:19 PM

    The fear/shame of looking like a perv in front of his idol. Supposing he’s not gay that is, Ilumina is fabulous enough to be a gay diva/icon for certain.

    As an aside, i vote for Isauro cosplaying Tornado Boy.

  • Hitokiri Akins on July 26, 2017 at 11:39 AM

    That teenage boy has a LOT more restraint that I had at that point in my life, with Illumina’s costume in the final panel.

  • Black Rose on July 26, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    Fifteen bucks for Val’s autograph???

    Hopefully there should be references and parodies here…

  • Kraziekat on July 26, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    I’d pay $15.

  • Kraziekat on July 26, 2017 at 5:36 PM

    Also, the little girl dressed up as Illumina is adorable.

  • HeatherJean on July 26, 2017 at 11:38 PM

    Are you sure it’s a girl?

  • Kraziekat on July 27, 2017 at 9:51 PM

    Not really, but most boys are culturally pressured against pink, and with the pig tails, a girl is generally a safe bet.

  • E. Bernhard Warg on July 28, 2017 at 4:01 AM

    What? No autographs?

  • Alex Boston on July 28, 2017 at 6:37 PM

    I would have thought Sidekick Girl would get more respect/fans. I mean, she is not just any sidekick, but the number one kickass sidekick. At least the criminals know enough to take her seriously.

  • OtherAnonymous on July 29, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Illumina is the media darling; indeed, under the Agencies it seems like that’s the very definition of “hero” as a category. You have to be model-pretty, photogenic, and larger than life. Actual heroics seems to have little to do with it.

    Not too far off from a real-world society that calls those good at sports “heroes” and makes them millionaire celebrities.

  • David Johnston on August 3, 2017 at 12:20 PM

    There’s a big difference between what the media and the public know and what the people in the trade know.

  • Mischa Avros on July 30, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    The boy may be looking at her face, but I’m not sure about the girl behind him.

  • Katy on July 30, 2017 at 10:47 PM

    Oh, yeas, please. Isauro should come as Tornado Boy and bug him to get his photo with him.
    Poor Val. She just doesn’t get any love. At least the superhero community knows that she is pretty awesome. She’s like their secret weapon.
    I hope we see some Val costumes. Boys and girls would rock her outfit and she could sign their bats. 😀

  • Mischa Avros on August 2, 2017 at 1:39 AM

    I’m surprised Illumina isn’t selling souvenir flashlights.

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