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Five For Friday #23 -- Sidekicks
posted April 1, 2005
 

Name Five Favorite Supporting Supporting Characters

Stripesy
Mr. Keeper
Gorgon
Marcie
Luther Ironheart

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Andrew Mansell

Rerun (Peanuts)
Willie Garvin (Modesty Blaise)
Judah the Hammer and Dave (Nexus)
Delirium (Sandman)
The Mist (Robinson's Starman)

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Craig Fischer

Flip Corkin (Terry and the Pirates)
Wyatt Wingfoot (Fantastic Four)
Claude Funston (Zippy the Pinhead)
Chester Brown and Seth (Peepshow)
Barbara Shelley (Promethea)

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Jim Kingman

Flower (Kamandi, The Last Boy on Earth). All of two issues, unfortunately, but still the set-up for one of the most tragic deaths in comics.
Chubby the Choona (Seaguy)
Kevin (Hercules Unbound)
Robin (Dark Knight Returns)
Snapper Carr (Justice League of America). Being the sidekick to the World's Greatest Super-Heroes has gotta count for something. Jarvis, anyone?)

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Christopher Duffy

Volstagg
Eugene the Jeep
Hannibal King
Gyro Gearloose's Helper
Karkas and the Reject (they count as one... please?)

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J. Jonah Jameson (Amazing Spider-Man)
My favorite supporting character, just because he serves as the most tenacious antagonist Spider-Man ever had, while also filling in as the closest thing Peter Parker had to a father figure.
Carrie Kelly (Dark Knight Returns and Dark Knight Strikes Again)
She perfectly played the role Robin was created to fill and served as a great contrast to Miller's morbid Batman.
Chubby Da Choona (Seaguy)
For his death alone, which is one of the most heartwrenching I've ever read in comics.
Rena Titanon (Love and Rockets)
I liked the role she played in Maggie's life. And I'm a big wrasslin' fan, so I always liked that aspect of her character, especially because Jamie played that aspect straight. "She used the ropes!"
Penny Century (Love and Rockets)
Just because I'm just shallow.

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Steve Block

Digby
The Red Dragon
Kitsune
Danny Grey
Susie Derkins

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Eric Reynolds

Mr. Smithers
Flakey Foont
Pogeybait
Stinky
Jordan Raphael

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