Sidekick Girl

Saving the City: Sans-Spandex

You’ve probably noticed that updates have been a bit sporadic lately.  This is likely to continue for a while.  The combination of new work hours and our busy time of year means that while we’re still going to shoot for Wednesdays, it might wind up being Thursdays sometimes.  On the plus side, we’re going to try to avoid our yearly November break, because we’re crazy people, and we don’t want to pause this very important arc.  We might do a short break once it wraps up.We’ll keep you updated, and thanks for your patience.

Blue card vs Blue card.  travesty.

And he just keeps on talking!

We’re going to have the poll going for a few more days to get the last dregs of data, so if you haven’t voted yet, make your choice!

35 responses to “Interim XXVII”

  1. rem says:

    looks like someone is going to discover that unbroken jaws are a privilege not a right.

  2. J says:

    I think the evidence shows that you WILL be brought in by said sidekick.

    That’s gonna sting.

    The memory, I mean. I’m pretty sure the injuries will ache for the rest of his life.

  3. Ragnarok101 says:

    Ooh boy, he’s in for it now.

  4. Black Rose says:


    Now what would Agent Grey say to Shiver…???

    • CheshireMadcat says:

      “You have the right to remain Silent, everything you say…”

    • NightLillith says:

      “No, it was damage control. Val understands reasonable amounts of force. You do not. Under what circumstances does tagging justify death? Or having talons for hands? The absolute worst thing you did was disparage another member of the Agency in public. The circumstances of Illumina are not for me to discuss and you don’t need to know what they are. I’m actually surprised that Val held back as much as she did after you insulted Illumina.”
      *Ice-hole holds up a small whiteboard* <>
      “You are still alive, are you not?”
      “Putting aside that encasement in ice might not kill her, Val reasonably feared for the safety of the public after your rage event. You might have decided that anyone breaking the law, no matter how minor, deserved encasement in ice. That does seem to be your go-to method of problem resolution.”
      “Not go overboard with the ice. If you had asked Val, she would have come up with at least 3 ways for you to use your powers and not have such a high chance of killing your target.”
      “Partial encasement. Melee augmentation. Terrain control. Need I go on?”

      • NightLillith says:

        Crap. I’m not that familiar with the formatting used here. In order of the things;

        THIS is her holding back?
        This is her using reasonable force?
        How should I resolve problems?
        Name them

    • Ed Rhodes says:

      “You have the right to remain unconscious… anything you say, ain’t gonna be a lot!” Daniel Riggs, Lethal Weapon 4

  5. alexander hollins says:

    assigned tp me. small typo.

  6. Brad says:

    “Let me tell you how the next few minutes are going to go for you, son”

  7. The Aussie Bloke says:

    “Let me clear up some misconceptions. I was assigned to you for two reasons. 1: My hero received an unexpected and significant upgrade to her powers, which necessitated additional training. 2: Your history raised several red flags, so it was decided that your sidekick needed to be someone who could handle you if you went off the rails. Which you have. Now you can either come quietly, or I can break a few more bones.

    Please let me break a few more bones.”

  8. Roguewing says:

    Guy is getting EXACTLY what he deserves.
    He’s getting beat down, the same way he treats his perps: WITHOUT MERCY

    • Dex says:

      Nah it’s not she’s holding back its probably to avoid the unwarranted force claim he’s a bad hero but he knows the system well enough to make sure he’s safe and secure there so if she went all out he’d seem to have had a punishment disproportional to the crime

  9. Othromas says:

    She choked up on the bat so she didn’t kill or permanently maim him. Nice of her, and a good way to avoid the inevitable claim of excessive force.

    • Storel says:

      Ice makes crappy armor. Way too brittle, and it would probably have interfered with her freedom of motion. Getting rid of it was the right move.

  10. De-fish says:

    Personally I would have used the Ice as armor to shoulder-check him, but that might just be me.

    • Anarchyant says:

      I think pretty boy will be sucking dinner through a straw. I doubt he will have enough dental insurance to pay for a full set.

  11. T'Renn says:

    I wonder exactly how many teeth his (interrupted) dissing of Mack is going to cost him?

    Because while I feel sure Val doesn’t really care what he says about her, except to catalogue it for his upcoming hearing, but you do NOT. Mess. With. Val’s. Friends.

  12. Mujaki says:

    Awww, the spiky shoulder pauldron looked badass. That’s what the costume needed!

    Also, minor typo on the fifth line of the word balloon.
    “assigned tp me”

    • J says:

      Looked badass, yes, but frostbite is incredibly tacky in a superheroic costume.

      Besides, spiked shoulderpads do lend a certain post-apocalyptic, Mad Max-esque vibe to a series, and I don’t think Val wants that.

  13. The Aussie Bloke says:

    Smash him in the balls, Val. We don’t want this arsehole breeding.

  14. Caf says:

    I don’t think that would happen. Permanent blue balls.

  15. David Johnston says:

    I’m reminded of a passage from the novelization of “The Terminator” when the cops have Reese in interrogation. It went something like “there was only one tough guy in the room”

  16. MattoMatteo says:

    Worst. Possible. Error.

  17. JasonAW3 says:

    Boy, does HE have a stick up his are… Oh wait a minute… Not yet he doesn’t, butt he’s about to!

    Shame though… It’s a nice bat…

  18. Raron says:

    You… you can just about hear her in the last panel as she casually bitchslaps him with her bat. “You have the right to SHUT THE FUCK UP.”

  19. Adon says:

    You know, the scary thing is that while being a sidekick is seen as a lesser thing, Val makes sidekicks come across as not just respectable but essential. Aside from the absurdity that the agency makes of what qualifies for a hero, the fact of the matter is that Val has become the embodiment of the essential ‘non-com’. She’s the one who knows how to handle all the details that get overlooked. She’s the one who keeps them on focus and brings out the best of them. She is the one who was largely responsible for molding someone who was seen as a joke, an example of everything wrong with the agency into a capable hero in her own right. In short, she’s the one who makes sure that they do it RIGHT. So coming from Ice-hole, being called a career sidekick is a compliment. It means she’s one of the people who gets things *done*.

  20. xero says:

    Just when you think he cant say somthing that will piss her off more he opens his mouth and SUPRISE!

  21. Paul Lundgren says:

    Honestly, the only thing that I dislike about this story line is that the guy is TOO over-the-top. But then again, there are plenty of public figures in real life who have the same mindset, sadly.

  22. Christopher says:

    2 words.
    Bad. Ass.
    Go SG!

  23. Tilly the Hun says:

    Curse cut short done awesome

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