KEN LASHLEY, the awesome comic book artist behind such great Marvel comics as X-Calibre (Age of Apocalypse) and Spiderman: Team-Up featuring the X-men, recently made a cameo appearance as himself in SIDEKICK, a new, original superhero movie now shooting in Toronto, Canada. SIDEKICK is an indie production through and through, but it's got some pretty decent name talent involved and a great freakin' twist to boot. Here's the synopsis: Mild-mannered computer consultant Norman Neale has two great loves in this cruel world: Comic books and his office's effervescent main receptionist, Andrea Hicks. Norman spends his days dreaming of Andrea from the isolation of his cubicle and his nights dreaming of fighting crime from the solitude of his apartment. Then one fateful day, Norman discovers that a fellow co-worker, Victor Ventura, a swaggering, pretty-boy salesman, has slight telekinetic abilities beyond his understanding. After discussing his mind-blowing discovery with his only friend Chuck, a know-it-all comic book store owner, Norman comes to the outlandish conclusion that he should train Victor to become a real-life superhero by helping him refine and expand his extraordinary ability. Norman envisions an exciting new future for himself battling the city's criminal elements as Victor's faithful sidekick. But as Victor grows in power Norman is faced with the heartbreaking realization that not all people with extraordinary abilities are meant to be heroes. So what's the twist? Well...instead of being your typical origin of a superhero film, SIDEKICK is...get this...an origin of a supervillain film. Kinda like how Lex Luthor became Lex Luthor. Ken's cameo appearance is opposite DANIEL BALDWIN, the Baldwin brother from Homicide: Life on the Streets and John Carpenter's Vampires, who plays CHUCK, a sarcastic, eccentric comic book store owner. SIDEKICK finishes shooting in a couple weeks. Look for it to be ready in the early fall. If you get the chance, check out the website. Lots of awesome pictures and a daily Film Diary (pix of Ken are in Day 10) written by cast and crew that's totally hilarious. http://www.sidekickmovie.com For more info on what Ken's doing now, check out his website for Draxhall, the comic book company he owns and founded (www.draxhall.com).