Sunday, January 3, 2010
BYSTANDER OR SIDEKICK?
I'm not sure which she is. Since female characters in comics have no agency, the blonde in the picture can't possibly be the star.
Is she an innocent bystander about to get mugged?
Or a sidekick who's going to be skragged to provide the real hero with a motive for vengeance?
I'm thinking it must be the latter. I'm surprised that the cover doesn't feature the male hero about to heroically pounce on the malefactors from above, just to emphasize, you know, that he's the real star, and the blonde's just the sidekick.