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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.

Not just postit notes anymore!

She seems a little unclear on the concept, doesn’t she?  Like, villains and heroes do battle all the time.  People get hurt.  The fact that yes, it HURT that he thwipped the mace out of her hand?  Not a revelation, yannow?

14 responses to “She’s a Real Gem V”

  • Sidekickgirl on March 4, 2015 at 4:52 AM

    Twitch: Check you berry email. The rest of you: go to hero school, so that you can get all the cool swag that twitch is getting.

  • Cyggles on March 4, 2015 at 11:12 AM

    My only question is where she pulled that out of.

    On second thought, I’d rather not know.

  • Hitokiri Akins on March 4, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    My guess? Under the corset.

    What, you thought I’d come up with something vulgar? 🙂

  • Mujaki on March 5, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    So it’s a utility corset? =)

  • Coriolis on March 4, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Something tells me she usually evades/escapes or is met by overwhelming odds and surrenders quickly, that she hasn’t ever been in a pitched battle. Illumina got rated as a hero on looks and heredity alone; Sparkle has the looks at least (under the shallow and biased system), so if she got rated as a Sidekick, her powers must be _really_ wimpy. Her going to pepper spray as a first resort evidences that.

    In her former attachment as Illumina’s sidekick, Sparkle would have been called on to pick up the slack, which would not suit her (apparently) low-level Power, not to mention go against her (apparently lazy) grain. I don’t doubt that villians got away from that pairing. Sparkle probably did Illumina a favor by doing a face-heel turn.

  • Prince Charon on March 9, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    In general, certainly Illumina was better off without her, but leaving her at the exact moment that she did (while Illumina was bleeding and apparently in the field) was terrible timing. Petty she may be, but the main characters are quite justified in their hostility.

  • Skipper on March 4, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Welp, I imagine that Sparkle is in for a reality check on how dark the world can be.

  • Twitch on March 4, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Shake-up Mace? Man, she must have either bought the really cheap stuff or not have ever used this before.

    Modern pepper spray doesn’t separate, hence it doesn’t need to be mixed like hairspray. The classic Mace recipe is also weak versus the new capscaicin blends. This means more burning and no ‘shick-shick’ warning.

  • SolCannibal on March 6, 2015 at 1:09 PM

    Sparkle, your self-centered shalown foolishness knows no bounds…
    A MINIMUM of sense would have told how in over her head she was.
    Seriously, only thing separating her from being laughable small fry
    failures is the petty personal antagonization of the main characters.
    Time for a reality check.

  • Jordan on March 7, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Even Illumina has more sense than this moron.

  • The Auld Grump on March 10, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Ugh… this strip is black and blue and read all over….

    Sorry… I had to say it. 😛

  • Sidekickgirl on March 10, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    So if this is meant to say “…and RED all over,” that’s all fine and dandy, cuz that’s the saying. And her red lips really ARE the only colors other than black and blue on this page (except her skin.) BUT…if it truly is supposed to say “…and READ all over,” that is EVEN BETTER, because it is black and blue…and you read it over…and…and…PUNTASTIC!

  • The Auld Grump on March 11, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    No, definitely read….

  • The Auld Grump on March 11, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    The old joke is ‘a newspaper’ – black and white and read all over – the pun is less apparent when spoken.

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