Sidekick #2

Sidekick #2

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Tom Mandrake Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 1
7.3Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

The Moonglow Twins were two of the Red Cowl and Flyboy's greatest enemies.  Now that the Red Cowl is dead, one of them has returned with a vengeance. But whose vengeance, and why, and what is the reason for her sudden interest in Flyboy?  Is Flyboy about to find a reason to live and repair his life, or is he about to hurtle down into even greater depths of madness and depravity?  It's a monthly book, what the heck do you think is going to happen?  The fun is in seeing just how far he spirals downward and what's waiting for him when he hits bottom....

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 15, 2013

    Not for kids. Not for the squeamish. But for those who wished for a real “What if?” You should always be careful what you ask for. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 11, 2013

    Sidekick #2 is a moving testament to both the good and bad angels that plague our nature. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Sep 11, 2013

    With Ten Grand and now Sidekick under his belt, it seems that JMS can do no wrong. Will he achieve the hat trick with the upcoming Protectors Inc? I’m optimistic. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Culture Mass - Stephen Wilds Sep 13, 2013

    Flyboy still sucks, and things arent looking much better as his role as a pawn is more defined and new players are introduced. Nothing seems to be going right for Barry, and Im okay with that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - ThemightyDarmick Sep 11, 2013

    The short and skinny is that I am still just as interested in this series as I was in issue #1, great story, great setting gets a little weak with the art. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Sep 12, 2013

    Flyboy gets a glimmer of hope from an unlikely source but it only leads to further problems as this great series from writer J. Michael Straczynski drags its protagonist further down in the second issue Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    The Galactus Agenda - J.R. Johnson Sep 12, 2013

    The second issue of Sidekick is still interesting, but it still retraces a lot of what we know, filling up pages that could speed up the plot in a more enticing direction for readers with old news and clichs. Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    IGN - J.R. Johnson Sep 12, 2013

    The second issue of Sidekick is still moderately interesting, but it still retraces a lot of what we know and can easily infer, filling up pages that could be used to speed up the plot in a more enticing direction for readers with old news and cliches. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ricardo Guajardo Sep 11, 2013

    Will I give the comic another chance? Sure, but it's more of a cautious tone as as we head to the third issue, we still haven't gotten many answers to the motivations of certain characters other than the emotional beat down of the star character of the book. JMS has done a great job in other books such as Ten Grand but Sidekick is another comic entirely, given the success of the writer I have to see where the payoff is despite my reservations for now. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Connor Relyea Sep 12, 2013

    Straczynski is setting up this book for some good things to come, and we can only imagine how far Flyboy will go to regain his treasured past. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Sep 12, 2013

    If you liked the first issue then I have no doubt that you'll like this issue, but for me it didn't offer anything new or challenging for the superhero genre. It may turn out that I'm wrong and that there is something incredible brewing with this series, but as of right now I'm not seeing it. I'm seeing an overly mature superhero story that's being hammered by realism just for the sake of shock. Read Full Review

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