Sidekicks used to be all the rage. Originally, they were supposed to be someone younger readers could identify with. Robin was for the kids, they said. He also gave Batman someone to talk with when laying down plot points and all.
Does every masked character/vigilante who selects a sidekick do that child a favor? Or is he doing something to that kid they both would later regret?
That’s part of the story in Skull Digger and Skeleton Boy #1 from Dark Horse.