Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

Yeah, Erika was the one who got picked on for being too smart, and reading books and things.  But the super popular kids were top of the class.  No one ever said it made sense.

So you know what takes FOREVER? A comic with tons of words that you want to make sense.

23 responses to “HeroCon XI”

  • Kraziekat on October 4, 2017 at 4:19 PM

    Mack’s advice score 10/10

  • Black Rose on October 4, 2017 at 6:50 PM

    That’s alot to take in…!

  • Ed Rhodes on October 4, 2017 at 7:04 PM

    … and this was the “airhead” who was comic relief at the beginning of this strip.

    Way to go, Mack!

  • Ed Rhodes on October 4, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    And, apparently, Mack does not watch “Star Trek!”

  • Kiatana on October 4, 2017 at 7:29 PM

    Aww this made me tear up.

  • Ed Rhodes on October 4, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Also, apparently, Mack does not watch “Star Trek!”

  • SentaiSoldier on October 4, 2017 at 9:28 PM

    This. This is what being a Hero is all about. Helping people when they need it most, whether it’s by battling bad guys or giving words of encouragement to those who need them. Well done, Illumina, your light shines ever brighter.

  • Patrick Riley on October 5, 2017 at 12:15 AM

    Nice talk there, Mack.
    Hit all the right points.

  • Foradain on October 5, 2017 at 2:09 AM

    10 out of 10 for character development!

  • The passing Critic on October 5, 2017 at 5:42 AM

    Mack might be as sharp as a bowling ball but shes gained my respect on this one =).

  • Chris on October 5, 2017 at 10:37 AM

    Mack’s got a different kind of smarts. She’s not book smart, but she’s good at understanding and communicating with people. She’s got an empathetic wisdom, and you can see it right here. She’d probably have been a very good counselor if she hadn’t gone into the hero biz.

  • Twitch on October 5, 2017 at 11:14 PM

    An I.Q. score is not the sum of a person’s life experience.

  • Kaian on October 5, 2017 at 9:33 PM

    Please add one gold star to Mack’s hero card.
    She is worth it.

  • SolCannibal on October 6, 2017 at 3:56 PM

    Ilumina used sympathetic identification.

    It’s super effective.

  • Storel on October 7, 2017 at 9:46 PM

    Well done, Mack!

  • Storel on October 7, 2017 at 9:49 PM

    By the way, are all the regular commenters aware that you can vote for Sidekick Girl at I suspect not, because I’ve voted for SG eight times so far this month and it’s only got nine votes total… 8-(

    Here’s the voting link:

  • Gilly on October 8, 2017 at 12:23 AM

    What happened to Mac’s new costume? Sidekick Girl is in hers.

    Back on the Streets I

  • Storel on October 9, 2017 at 9:20 PM

    She hasn’t been wearing the new costume all that long — maybe she figures more attendees at the HeroCon would remember (and be expecting) the old one?

    Although the con would be a great way to introduce a lot of folks at once to the new costume, so yeah, I dunno… Maybe the new one was in the laundry?

  • Mattomatteo on October 9, 2017 at 7:11 AM

    One of the best pages of this comic.
    You are the best. 😉

  • Abaddon on October 9, 2017 at 8:40 AM

    Good advice never goes wrong!

    As for the voting… is blocked at our work and don’t look at e-comics at home….too busy killing things in MMO^^. That’s why I don’t vote, but I promise to try to remember to do so.

  • Mischa Avros on October 10, 2017 at 10:33 AM

    Further evidence that Mac is maturing, as she is able to look back and recognize her mistakes.

    And actually, come to think of it, she’s never been one to blame others for her shortcomings. A point in her favor from the beginning, and probably a necessary step to be able to make the strides she has.

  • Tomy Ironmane on November 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM

    Is she smart? Who knows? Is she a good person? Definitely. Every little bit of her. And that means she tries to be better than she was yesterday. This moment was going to happen eventually. Somehow, with some person… And it makes me happy to see it.

    It kinda makes me wish I could internalize it. I still can’t get the voice of my father out of my head telling me “you’re not good enough” and “no one will ever love you as you are.”

  • Greywolf1963 on October 15, 2020 at 12:35 PM

    I think the best part of the advice here is that there are different ways of learning a different that just because you don’t “get it” via a certain teaching form, it doesn’t mean you are dumb. Thank you for showing that MacKenzie is anything but dumb. You guys (creators of all this) are amazing and lovely people. You are, in your own ways, as much heroes as the characters you’ve created here. Thank you.

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