Sidekick #8

Sidekick #8

Writer: J. Michael Straczynski Artist: Tom Mandrake Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
4.5User Rating

After years of doubt and guilt, Barry Chase finally has a mission: to kill the Red Cowl in retribution for the betrayal of a lifetime. But fi rst he has to find the Cowl, and that won’t be easy. So when he turns to Melody, the Cowl’s assistant, who he suspects may have been in on the whole thing, how far will he go to force her to tell what she knows...and what price is she prepared to pay to withhold that information?

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 6, 2014

    This book is like an out of control serpent–It twists constantly, leaving you gasping at each unexpected turn. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 3, 2014

    Sidekick #8 is without a doubt a rock solid yarn that continues to stride along courtesy of its already commendable foundations. It easily comes recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Sep 8, 2014

    Tom Mandrake produces some pleasing visuals throughout the book and does a great job of conveying the emotional state of the characters. Overall, this is another fun installment in a series that gets better with every outing. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Brendan Doig Sep 9, 2014

    A good entry in the series with great art throughout. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Tyler Howell Sep 8, 2014

    It could be that I'm missing some very important information that would further flesh out the Red Cowl, Sidekick, and Julia Moonglow as characters, and maybe this is the beginning of the climax that ongoing readers have been waiting for in this series. Maybe this series reads very well in the trade and when there is a little more space for development. If either of these things are the case and you have been enjoying Sidekick from the beginning, please feel free to comment on that; however, I was hoping for slightly more nuanced story-telling and characterization than what I received in Sidekick #8, so if you have not been reading it already, I would skip this issue. If the concept seems interesting or you just enjoy reading about terrible people being pretty terrible to each other, the digital version of the first issue is only 99 cents on Comixology and could be worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Gizmo Sep 5, 2014

    This used to be fun, but now it's trying to be all dark and bad ass and it's not fun anymore! It's just... hokey. On top of that, nothing much happens. Sidekick makes his super villain "debut to the world" by messing up a casino in Vegas. Yeah, because that is totally going to turn people's heads...

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