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    Sidekick

    Concept » Sidekick appears in 1985 issues.

    A sidekick is a superhero partnered with another in a lesser capacity. Used for comedy, to relate to readers, but also to move plot, and in some cases to become an integral part of the mythos.

    Short summary describing this concept.

    Sidekick last edited by Belmonte3 on 11/12/22 04:09AM View full history

    Overview

    The Dynamic Duo
    The Dynamic Duo

    Sidekicks are usually young heroes who are partnered with an adult hero. They may also serve as the comedy relief in a story as well. Some notable sidekicks are Bucky Barnes, Robin,and Speedy. Many sidekicks created new identities when they grew up like Bucky (into Winter Soldier see Bucky Barnes) and the first robin (now Batman). The super hero Stripesy was very famous for being the adult sidekick to the teenage Star-Spangled Kid. Sidekicks may not only take a new identity when leaving their mentor but may later replace their mentor and take his on his mantle. For example Bucky becoming Winter Soldier then later becoming Captain America and Dick Grayson becoming Batman.

    Sidekicks are also a way for young readers to relate to stories and feel as if they are working with or for the main hero. By tying young readers into relate-able sidekicks they are then tied into the main hero which allows more readership. As a marketable tool sidekicks have done very well for comics mainly in the forties and fifties. Since then their deaths and resurrections have been very marketable.

    Below is an alphabetical list of superheroes and their sidekick counterparts.

    SuperheroSidekickPublishers
    AquamanAqualad, Aquagirl I, Aquagirl II, Aquagirl III, Aquagirl IV, Aqualad II, Aqualass, TopoDC Comics
    BatmanRobin I, Robin II, Robin III, Robin IV, Robin V, Batgirl I, Batgirl II, Batgirl III, Batgirl IVDC Comics
    Black TerrorKid TerrorDynamite Entertainment
    Blue Beetle (Dan Garret)SparkyFox Comics, Dynamite Entertainment
    Blue DevilKid DevilDC Comics
    Booster GoldSkeets, GoldstarDC Comics
    Captain AmericaBuckyMarvel Comics
    Captain BattleCaptain Battle Jr.Dynamite Entertainment
    Captain MarvelMary Marvel, Captain Marvel Jr.DC Comics
    CatmanKittenDynamite Entertainment
    CatwomanCatgirlDC Comics
    Congo BillJanuDC Comics
    Doctor Mid-NiteHootyDC Comics
    Dynamic ManDynamic Woman, Dynamic BoyDynamite Entertainment
    FlameFlame GirlDynamite Entertainment
    FlashKid Flash I, Kid Flash IIDC Comics
    Green ArrowSpeedy I, Speedy IIDC Comics
    Green HornetKatoHolyoke Comics, Harvey Comic, Dell Comics, Now Comics, Dynamite Entertainment
    Green LanternDoiby DicklesDC Comics
    HawkmanBig RedDC Comics
    Human TorchToroMarvel Comics
    Lone RangerTontoDell Comics, Dynamite Entertainment
    SandmanWingDC Comics
    Slam BradleyShorty MorganDC Comics
    SpectreJ. Percival PoplaskiDC Comics
    Spider-girlScarlet SpiderMarvel Comics
    SpiritEbony WhiteNewspaper Comics, DC Comics
    Star-Spangled KidStripesyDC Comics
    SupermanSuperboy, Supergirl, KryptoDC Comics
    The TickArthurNew England Comics
    TomahawkDan HunterDC Comics
    Tommy TomorrowBrent WoodDC Comics
    VigilanteBilly Gunn, StuffDC Comics
    Wonder WomanWonder Girl I, Wonder Girl IIDC Comics
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