Sidekick #2

3.00
Mediocre
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September 11, 2013
2 out of 5
I’m seeing an overly mature superhero story that’s being hammered by realism just for the sake of shock.
3 out of 5 stars
Mandrake continues the series’ art with darker images and gritty backdrops. The art adds to the weight of the story, pulling the reader into this world. There were some issues with facial expressions in some panels. There was one panel of just Flyboy where his face looked oddly proportioned and off kilter. This happened several times in some panels where characters faces wouldn’t really mesh well with the story, but Mandrake made up for this in the memory montage that meshed incredibly well with the plot.
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.
8 out of 10
Tom Mandrake kills it on art again, blending scenes in splash pages and keeping things feeling tarnished by not showing them in complete clarity. He does some great close-up work and character design here as this series continues to be highly recommended.