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Review – Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #4

Review – Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #4

Review – Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #4

Writer: Kyle Starks

Artist, Cover: Chris Schweizer

Colour Assistant: Liz Trice Schweizer

Publisher: Image Comics

Available: 8th September 2021

Issue #4

My friends, our screwball quintet are planning a heist! But will this team-up survive? Will they finally get their man?

What to expect: Idiotic plots! Kung Fu Action! Stuntman warfare! Bad ideas! Good ideas! Twists! Turns! Questionable detective work!

Have you read our review of issues 1-3? why the hell not? It’s right here.

Review – Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #4


Terry takes the lead (again) in this issue trying to get Tad, Allison, Paul and Miles to track down Richard the “final” of the six sidekicks. Richard is an infamous sidekick, starring in the much-beloved Frankenstein and Frankenstein detective buddy show. Behinds the scenes Keaton has slept with Richard’s wife and he boasted about it to his face. This lead to multiple death threats making him a key suspect.

Terry comes up with a classic 80s plan involving a mysterious Italian director, a limo, a fake 35mm film, fake ID and learning to pick a lock in an afternoon. as expected it all goes to shit and they end up with a pile of crap and Allison scaling a wall into the studio. Terry gets jumped by the stuntmen and Allison has an epic battle with various stunt crew while Paul and Miles hide in Richard’s trailer.

Starks is nuttier than a fruitcake and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. The blind leading the blind approach to detective work falls directly into vain actors thinking they are the parts they play.


Schweizer is in complete control here using every technique in the book to add value to panels, pages and the whole issue from Allison’s four-page border fight while the story continues in classic panels alongside it to the montage Terry creates for his plan. His depictions of idiots doing stupid things hits all the right notes with a mix of slapstick, pathos and schadenfreude to the issue. Just look at Allison parkouring up a wall wouldn’t look out of place in a Marvel or DC issue.

Review – Six Sidekicks of Trigger Keaton #4

Overall Thoughts

Forrest Gump once said, “stupid is as stupid does” and we’re seeing lots of stupid deeds being done by stupid people in this issue. Starks and Schweizer have created the collective noun for Sidekicks as a “Trigger of Sidekicks” and I’ll take on six stuntmen if you disagree.

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