Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Famous Sidekicks week continues with Speedy, sidekick to Green Arrow. The original Speedy, Roy Harper, has had a rough life, what with overcoming drug addiction and being underappreciated by his peers and all. And lately he's had even worse in Cry for Justice. First he gets his arm ripped off, and then his little daughter Lian gets killed! Sheesh! And the current Speedy, Mia Dearden, was a former child prostitute and now she's HIV positive! Seems like anyone who takes on the Speedy mantle is just cursed. Come to think of it, that seems to be the case with a lot of superheroes nowadays. Why is it creators feel the need to put all their characters through such hell? I mean, it's one thing to challenge them, but then there's just being masochistic towards them! Sheesh!
Sorry, got off on a rant there. Anywho, more Sidekicks to come this week. Tune in to see who will be next.