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 think most of us know what it's like to have a job to do and not actually be allowed to do it well.

Thanks to the kid at the coffee shop that suggested the fountain gag.

15 responses to “Interim XI”

  • Maxilu on May 4, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    Sidekick Girl and Shield need to start a support group.

    Or, you know, have video game tournaments while on patrol. Whichever m

  • Twitch on May 4, 2016 at 8:17 PM

    Silly punk, you wait until fall when they drain the fountain to get coins.

  • Black Rose on May 4, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Val is hoping Mack will be back soon?!?!?

  • Lukkai on May 5, 2016 at 12:17 AM

    I did notice the gradual disappearance of Mr. Bat over these panels.

    And he seems to have some social skills.

  • Spliced on May 5, 2016 at 12:59 AM

    MONTAGE!

    (montage!)

  • The passing critic on May 5, 2016 at 4:54 AM

    If anything this shows that Vals gotten way too used to carrying illumina in her career.For a competent hero street level crime like this should be a snap(as is shown).Still maybe Val will get the chance to do something when a superpowered criminal turns up,Assuming that theyre tough enough not to get Saitama’d by Shiver that is or at least has minions for her to play with n.n.

    Yknow Val should really convince Illumina to apply for her getting partner status(Though this would involve Val doing the paperwork for illumina-preferably with crayon and a ton of misspellings so noone gets suspicious about who filled in the forms X3).

  • Mujaki on May 5, 2016 at 5:43 AM

    That is some SERIOUS damage to the fountain. Freezing the pipes like that?

  • Alexis on May 5, 2016 at 5:55 AM

    But really, is it just me or are they doing just really boring tasks? I mean, Shiver is taking on small crimes, of course Val isn’t needed there. I get the feeling either the city is experiencing a low in villains, or Shiver is just taking very small crimes to solve and not trying to do anything special.

  • David on May 8, 2016 at 2:51 PM

    I think most heroes who habitually work with sidekicks would delegate minor criminals like the ATM bandit to their sidekick while they continue patrolling for actually threatening situations.

  • Tango on May 6, 2016 at 8:35 AM

    Oh crap, I just thought of something. If Mr. Hero is this competent, and judging by his first meeting with Val he doesn’t seem to switch off, what happens when he finds out that his sidekick’s boyfriend is a henchman?

  • Matt S on May 6, 2016 at 9:06 PM

    Archive binge complete!

    Aw hell, I’m caught up now. 🙁

  • livvy on May 7, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    Welcome, Matt, to the hell that is waiting.

  • Ragingagnostic on May 9, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    I don’t get it. He didn’t want to help when a woman started screaming because he figured the police would get it. Now he’s involving himself in a petty misdemeanor? He must be soooooo bored. It certainly seems Val is. I’m also still wondering what he did or whom he annoyed to get him busted down to patrolling the beat in a small town.

  • AlpineBob on May 15, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    It was the car alarm he was ignoring. The woman’s cry for HELP did get him involved.
    But, yeah, these are misdemeanor size crimes – broken windows and coin theft aren’t something you see a lot of supers diving to deal with…

  • Lukkai on May 9, 2016 at 8:33 PM

    He seems to be having fun though. At least to some degree.

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