Sidekick, Volume 1

Sidekick, Volume 1

by J. Michael Straczynski
     
 

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  • What happens when a hero's sidekick is abandoned by tragedy, mocked by the media, scorned by enemies and heroes alike...when his entire world is turned upside-down? Drawn by Julia Moonglow into investigating the death of the Red
    Cowl, Flyboy will discover things that will shatter his life completely as he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and terrible,
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  • What happens when a hero's sidekick is abandoned by tragedy, mocked by the media, scorned by enemies and heroes alike...when his entire world is turned upside-down? Drawn by Julia Moonglow into investigating the death of the Red
    Cowl, Flyboy will discover things that will shatter his life completely as he uncovers a conspiracy of murder and terrible, life-changing secrets. Who was the
    Red Cowl, really, and what scared him so badly that he had to stage his own death in order to escape it?
  • The debut volume of Sidekick contains the first six issues of this saga of grief, madness, and murder.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
06/02/2014
It’s not easy being a sidekick. Often the targets of kidnapping, invariably shorter than their senior partners, and seldom given recognition, sidekicks enjoy careers less glamorous than that of Sideshow Bob; they’ve got more in common with Sideshow Mel. Straczynski’s (The Amazing Spider-Man) new story explores what happens when the life of such a character falls apart. When the Red Cowl is brutally assassinated, Barry Chase, aka “Flyboy,” loses the mentor who took him in after the terrible murder of his own parents. Rather than assuming the Red Cowl’s role, however, Flyboy is maligned, ignored, and disrespected as he tries and fails to erase the stigma that goes with being a sidekick. Straczynski deftly balances action and character development with a bit of sex and violence thrown in. Artist Mandrake (Grimjack) does a fine job of capturing Flyboy’s gradual transformation. Together, they’ve produced a nice variation on a genre trope, best for those invested in the basic superhero mythos. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607068617
Publisher:
Image Comics
Publication date:
05/13/2014
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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