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’ve got some final thoughts on this arc, but I need to sort them in my mind a bit.

24 responses to “Interim XXXI”

  • J on September 21, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    I guess you could say that she just put Shiver…

    (Hold on, lemme find some sunglasses…)

    On ice.

  • Nahar on September 21, 2016 at 6:34 PM


  • Usyra on September 21, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Not bad, but try this. “Looks like Shiver’s on a one-way trip-” (puts on shades) “to the cooler.”

  • xero on September 26, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Shiver is getting time
    To cool off

  • Random Spectator on September 21, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Part of me thinks that people like Val are assigned as sidekicks specifically as a way to deal with “heroes” like Shiver, because they’re interested in getting the job done right instead of in the fame of hero work. Without the sidekicks, the hero agency would probably crash and burn.

  • Sario on September 21, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    I think panel 2 is my favorite panel ever in the comic.

  • Pastangum on September 21, 2016 at 9:42 PM

    THAT… was a well-executed Rorschach Reversal. (Don’t bother looking for it on TV Tropes, I just came up with the phrase.) Kudos, Val.

  • CheshireMadcat on September 21, 2016 at 9:53 PM

    Val is looking like a hero in the last panel. Love it!

  • Black Rose on September 21, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    What’s next for Val,maybe a debriefing session with Agent Grey…..?!?!?

  • Zodo on September 22, 2016 at 2:15 AM

    You could say that Val knocked him…


    Out Cold.

  • The passing critic on September 22, 2016 at 4:47 AM

    Annnnnnnnd Im back,This was extremely cliche but admittedly satifying.Good thing that Shiver was literally so dumb he makes illumina look like Einstein.

  • Twitch on September 22, 2016 at 11:00 AM


  • Moleman on September 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    So Bad Ass.

  • Pun on September 22, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    Damn, I bet he’ll get a cold reception from the home office.

  • JasonAW3 on September 23, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Shiver just needs to chill…

  • Anarchyant on September 23, 2016 at 6:18 PM

    He thought he was giving her the cold shoulder but Val knew she had to….


    Freeze his assets.

  • hswoolve on September 24, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    -shakes head sadly-

    All these puns are just leaving me cold.

  • NightLillith on September 24, 2016 at 11:43 AM

    Potentially the last chance to call him Ice-hole

  • coriolis on September 25, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    As Judge Dredd would say, “it’s the Cube for you perp!”

  • The Other Mike on September 26, 2016 at 6:56 AM

    The Ice Cube, that is.

  • Prince Charon on September 26, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Huh. All the cool puns were taken before I got here (OK, not quite *all*). Nice job, Val. Looking forward to Mack’s return.

  • Paul Lundgren on September 27, 2016 at 1:48 PM

    The last time I saw this many ice puns was “Batman and Robin.”

  • Ameute on October 8, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    I guess it’s that time Shiver.

    *puts on Arnold voice*

    The Dinosaurs!

  • Greywolf1963 on October 4, 2016 at 2:28 AM

    Sidekick Girl is cool! Shiver is just out in the cold.

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