Sidekick #1 phantom variant cover,
VERY FINE/NEAR MINT
BONUS REVIEW by Shanna Wallace
(W) J. Michael Straczynski
(A) Tom Mandrake, Brian Miller
(CA) Brian Miller, Tom Mandrake
WITNESS A MODERN HERO'S FALL FROM GRACE! The Cowl and Flyboy: renowned superhero and sidekick despite dopey names. They were famous, popular, and happy until the Cowl's assassination. Now, no one takes Flyboy seriously. Follow his trajectory from barely tolerated hero to figure of ridicule, and witness his slow descent into madness, darkness and crime.
Date Available: 08/07/2013
I originally was psyched to read this because I mistook it for Paul Jenkin’s Sidekick – a hilarious romp that I would LOVE to revisit. However, I was equally pleased upon reading this INSANELY AMAZING BOOK!! Straczynski always pulls out all the stops, challenging current trends, pushing the bar ever higher.
Think Irredeemable meets Life and Times of Savior 28, dark and brooding with more twists than you know what to do with! Meet Red Cowl and his Sidekick, Flyboy, witness in the first few pages their glory days! Then turn the page to reveal “adult” Flyboy – a waste of flesh at his very lowest point. And this is just the very beginning. By the third page I’m hooked. By the end I’m reeling.
Those of you looking for the next big deconstructed superhero book, this is your lucky day.
THIS IS SO FLIPPING GOOD!!!
I give it 10 out of 10 Grahams