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.

Anyone notice that when Sparkle switched to a red card, all she did with her costume was add a corset?  She didn't even change her codename.  How lazy is that?

Page four of the bluest arc ever!

14 responses to “She’s a Real Gem IV”

  • Taiko on February 25, 2015 at 6:14 AM

    Well, that’s one way to ruin a villain – word of mouth. Excellent workaround~

  • Twitch on February 25, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    …clever. It makes up for the bait and switch nicely.

  • Coriolis on February 25, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Did she have the open boob window as a hero, or did she also add it (or should I say, subtract it) at her Face-Heel Turn to be “edgy”? Not that there’s anything wrong with that, just wondering.

  • Hitokiri Akins on February 25, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Well, since the alt text says that all she did was add a corset, I would say that yes, she did have the boob window when she was a sidekick.

  • Hitokiri Akins on February 25, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    And here’s proof of Sparkle’s sidekick era costume;

    Second Date V

    So the alt-text is right; the only thing she did to signify herself as a villain was add a corset.

  • David Johnston on February 27, 2015 at 9:03 PM

    Probably. After all, she was mean to his sister.

  • HAKKYOUNOTENSHI on February 26, 2015 at 4:51 AM

    Is it just me, or does that seem incredibly vindictive.

    So far he’s just been leaving the crooks places for people (cops/heros) to find, but in this case he actually called the cops.

    Is there some sort of vendetta here?

  • Lilli on February 27, 2015 at 3:03 AM

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I find myself _really_ kind of hoping he’s either Coldfire or tied to him and found out about her that way. That feels like the kind of thing that would be pretty awesome.

    Of course, the author/artist(s?) has done well so far, so don’t mind my speculation if you have something else in mind.

  • Princess Puffy Pants on February 27, 2015 at 4:49 AM

    Well, TECHNICALLY he is tied to him, cuz he did catch him once. That’s not much of a connection, though. Declan seems to be the popular suspect right now, but I think it’s just as likely to be a completely new person who will become a regular character after he is revealed. Likely a disillusioned sidekick.

  • Potatohead on February 26, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Second-to-last panel has a typo in it. Reputation has an extra ‘A’ in it as ‘reputatation’.

    Also, I like the Vigilante’s style.

  • Potatohead on February 26, 2015 at 5:32 AM

    er, “repuatation”. My typo reports have typos in them.

  • Skipper on February 26, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    My good sir…why do you have so many teeth?

    …does the corset add structural support?

  • Sewher on March 11, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Some corset can add additional support…. However, that one does not. ( that type add a visible waistline)

  • Tilly the Hun on October 24, 2017 at 12:11 PM

    I still can’t help but love this guy

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