Comic Book Review: Side-Kicked by Russell Brettholtz

 What does it mean to be a hero?

The sidekicks are fed up. They save lives and the heroes take the credit. Their heroes don’t appreciate them. Their activities go unnoticed. The media ignores them. So they go on strike. 

This story works surprisingly well. I was unsure about the premise – the story could have been handled poorly – but it was really well-executed. 

And while you have some familiar powers, there are some new, creative ones, too. 

Like all good stories, the characters learn things, but this book doesn’t hit you over the head with its messages. 

I hope there’s a sequel. 

Recommended for a different take on the superhero story. 

Thanks to NetGalley and Magnetic Press for a copy in return for an honest review.


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