Every major Marvel superhero has the honor of having the aid of some famous Marvel sidekicks. But did you know these Marvel sidekicks also existed in the comic books?
Alpha – Spider-Man
Spider-Man has been mostly a solo atc. He does not like being part of bigger teams because he thinks he works better when he does not have to watch anyone’s back. But Spider-Man did end up getting a sidekick in 2012. In Amazing Spider-Man #692, we are introduced to Andrew Maguire (yeah, we see what you did there Marvel). He was Peter’s pretty average classmate until he was caught up in the midst of an experiment gone wrong. Andrew became the world’s first Alpha-Level hero. So Spider-Man took Andrew under his wing and one of the world’s most unique Marvel sidekicks – Alpha was born.
Lockheed – Kitty Pryde
Not all Marvel sidekicks are human or even humanoid. Take Kitty pryde for example. Her sidekick is literally a dragon. The X-Men’s Shadowcat came across Lockheed while on a mission. She then adopted the little guy as a pet and the two now scram off to missions together. Lockheed has become somewhat of a fan favorite amongst Marvel sidekicks because of his curiously boisterous personality and the ability to convey anything just via his body language. He can also spit a ball of fire to protect Kitty in times of danger.
Hydra Bob – Deadpool
The man known as Hydra Bob was just an average dude who joined Hydra to satisfy his nagging wife. all Hydra Bob was looking for was a full-time job so that his better half would stop grilling him. But fate had other plans. Bob was terrible at his job and always kept running away at the very first sign of danger. After finally giving into Slade Wilson’s demands and helping him and Cable escape, Hydra Bob became the reluctant sidekick of Deadpool. Hydra Bob has no superpowers and is literally the most useless of all Marvel sidekicks. But we still love him.
H.E.R.B.I.E – Fantastic Four
Humanoid Experimental Robot B-Type Integrated Electronics or H.E.R.B.I.E for short was created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee as a kid-friendly character to the Fantastic Four franchise. H.E.R.B.I.E quickly became a fan-favorite. A villain known as Master Xar uploaded his consciousness into H.E.R.B.I.E and tried killing the Fantastic Four. H.E.R.B.I.E would then sacrifice himself to save his family. The Fantastic Four respected his death and created other H.E.R.B.I.E versions in his image to honor his legacy.
Jack Flag – Captain America
All of us remember that infamous Captain America Hail Hydra moment in Marvel’s Secret Empire. When that reveal came, Captain America pushed a guy out of the plane to make a point. And that was Jack Harrison, a 90s marvel sidekick who used to operate the Captain America computer hotline back in the day. After hitting the gym and learning martial arts, Jack harrison became Jack Flag and he served Cap until he plummeted to his death during Secret Empire.
Toro – The Human Torch
No we are not talking about the Fantastic Four version. Before Marvel’s First Family encroached upon that name, there was already a Marvel android superhero who went by that title. In the 1940s, he was a very popular superhero. and he also got one of the most unique Marvel sidekicks. Toro was the son of a couple who worked directly under the creator of the Original Human Torch android. After Toro’s parents were killed in a train accident, the Human Torch took Toro under his wing and trained him to hone his powers.