Seattle Cartoonist Puts Sidekicks in Spotlight

Cartoonist Jon Morris’ new book assembles a motley crew of unfortunately named hero helpers
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This article appears in print in the November 2018 issue. Click here to subscribe.

Batman’s Robin, The Green Hornet’s Kato—eventually, all sidekicks have their day. And whether they want it or not, their day has arrived with Seattle cartoonist Jon Morris’ recently released The League of Regrettable Sidekicks (Quirk Books, $24.95). 

This is the third installment of his “regrettable” comic book series, which began in 2015 with a look at superheroes from comic book history (such as Doctor Hormone and Squirrel Girl) and in 2017 turned to supervillains (remember Robbing Hood?). In Sidekicks, follow along with Dandy, Fatman, Blargo and Gaggy as they face foes with their superhero pals—and wonder how these characters could have ever been lost to time.

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