Webcomic / Minor Acts Of Heroism

Minor Acts of Heroism is a webcomic written and illustrated by Adriana Ferguson and Kristen Van Dam since May of 2010.

The first chapter focuses on the introduction of the two main characters: Simon, the foul-mouthed stepson of Dr. Bradley Thorne, and Sergio, the ward of Julius Catargiu, the "old fashioned" friend of the aforementioned doctor. The two boys find some common ground when Simon sees Sergio's room and finds out that he's a fan of Everywhere Kid, a superhero with the power of teleportation. As the boys explore Julius's mansion, they discover an underground water passageway that leads to an enormous door that, when opened, unleashes a monster that threatens to drown Sergio. This leaves Simon, Bradley and Julius no choice but to reveal their superhero identities: Everywhere Kid, Everywhere, and The Gentleman.

The comic is ongoing, updated often (but with no set schedule), and in full color.


This webcomic provides examples of:

  • Friendly Neighborhood Vampire: Julius.
  • Frozen Fashion Sense: Julius, considering he's a vampire that's a hundred some-odd years old.
  • Gilligan Cut:
    Bradley: If anyone can make him [Sergio] less shy by example, it's Simon. I just hope he's not being rude...
    Simon: *to Sergio* So, what's up with the Dracula house and the mortuary clothes? Is this for me 'cause, like, Bradley didn't say nothing about dressing up. I don't high tea or whatever you people do in horror movie mansions.
  • Goth: Jet.
  • Guyliner: Why is Jet wearing makeup?
  • Hell Hound: The most adorable hellhound EVER!
  • Hot-Blooded: Simon.
  • I'm Standing Right Here: Simon and Nilus can hear you, Sergio.
  • Insistent Terminology: A mild example in Simon pointing out that Bradley is his stepfather, not biological father. This doesn't explain why they look blood-related and both have powers of teleportation.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Simon doesn't have a filter on his mouth but he means well.
  • Keet: Simon is this, but a little less colorful and a little more crass.
  • Kid-anova: Simon, who seems to flirt with both Sergio and Nilus.
  • Lampshade Hanging: Nilus turns out to have magic that lets her disguise herself as a normal human, albeit one with purple eyes. Simon's response: "Wow. that's extremely convenient."
  • Little Miss Badass: Don't mess with Nilus, okay?
  • Luminescent Blush: Pick any page of Sergio interacting with either Nilus or Simon. But mostly the latter.
  • Magma Man: The Magnatist, for all the good it does him.
  • Making a Splash: Nilus can control water. She is shown pulling it around herself to create a sort of water monster. Atlantus can also do this, so presumably it's an Atlantean thing.
  • Man in White: The Everywheres and Quinton.
  • Monochromatic Eyes: Happens when the characters put on masks (ex. the Everywheres and The Gentleman). Justified in the case of the Everywheres, since it seems that their masks actually do cover their eyes. Nilus's eyes are monochromatic black, with a purple sheen to them. Strangely enough, the only other Atlantean introduced in the story doesn't have Monochromatic Eyes, so it can be gathered that Nilus's eyes are unusual, even among Atlanteans.
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