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Sidekicks: The Transfer Student

3.4  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Terry Highland isn't like other kids. Or is she? Sure, Terry is the daughter of an ex-superhero sidekick and, yeah, she has powers of her own, too, but when you're a new student at a school like Shuster Academy that's hardly out of the ordinary! Terry has a pyromaniac firestarter in homeroom, a werewolf in Geometry, killer robots in gym -- and that's just before lunch! ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 2nd 2003 by Oni Press (first published June 15th 2002)
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Oct 16, 2016 Jenn rated it it was ok
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Meh. Needed to be fleshed out. A lot. Was super confusing most of the time.
Jan 02, 2012 Aaron rated it it was ok
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I both liked and disliked this graphic novel at the same time. This book collects the three issues of the Sidekicks: The Transfer Student series, as well as the one-shot "Substitute" story and a small story originall published in a comics anthology. I liked the art, I liked a lot of the characters, and while the premise isn't exactly original (a high school to train individuals with super powers), it was a good take on the subject.

What I don't like about this book is that it feels like it is jus
This is a nice setup for a series, but as far as I can tell, there was no continuation, which is really too bad.
The story takes place in a special school for teens, halfway between Hogwarts and the Xavier academy. Teens are required to learn to use their powers, but not to do so casually, and one of the subplots is about three of the teens secretly using their powers as vigilantes. Another is about the central character overcoming her fears, quite justified after a badly-run "danger room" scenar
May 01, 2011 Kristen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Great superhero graphic novel. I love the illustrations - so like Runaways. I'm hoping I can find some more of these sometime, because I'm falling back in love with superhero stories.
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Jul 05, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it really liked it
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A fun look at a superhero high. Unfortunately, it's also yet another series apparently abandoned by Torres.
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Comic book writer whose credits include the Eisner Award nominated Alison Dare, the YALSA listed Days Like This and Lola: A Ghost Story, as well as Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Love as a Foreign Language and Teen Titans Go, which garnered him a Shuster Award.
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