Sideways #11

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 10
7.4Critic Rating
7.1User Rating

Sideways...caught between a cop and a hard case! Derek's got the cops in his house when he uncovers an important clue that could crack his mother's case wide open. Seems the powers that be at Dark Sciences know about his superpowers, and they've got the paperwork to prove it. But then metahuman mercenary Bolt crashes the party, puts the kibosh on Derek and gets his hands on the evidence. Bolt takes Derek back to Professor Portefoy, whose plan is straight out of the evil-scientist playbook: drain the Dark Matter energy from Derek to steal his rift powers!

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Dec 12, 2018

    This was a thoroughly exciting issue that delivers on the promise of what has made Sideways an interesting character as well as the bigger story that has been building since issue 1. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 12, 2018

    Sideways #11 had action, some big revelations, and the right combination of all of these things to kick things up a notch. I think this is the moment that most of us have been waiting for in the series where things are getting good again. I struggled with my faith in this stories direction after the death of Derek's mother, and now I have regained some of what was lost before. Hopefully this boost in momentum and pacing carries through to the end of this confrontation with Dar Star Sciences. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Dec 13, 2018

    Sideways # 11 is easily the next phase of Sideways' story, reaching a new height and pushing Derek's world to a more dynamic and compelling frontier. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Dec 12, 2018

    The reveal of Dominus' true intentions shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Despite her very obvious motivations, I found myself interested in seeing what she plans to do if she gets control of Derek's powers. As she finally makes her move on Derek, things are ramping up fast. This is a fun issue for Sideways. Derek is getting a lot thrown at him, and I can't wait to see how he deals with it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Dec 12, 2018

    This isn't the most charming or exciting issue of Sideways we've seen so far, but it might be the most complete and it definitely provides the clearest picture of what this creative team is going for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Dec 13, 2018

    Derek's superhero adventure has taken him far and wide and has gone through some crazy twists, but it's never let him establish himself in the way the best teenage heroes did. That's probably why it's ending soon. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 30, 2018

    The end may be nigh for Sideways, and unfortunately this issue acts like it. Instead of playing up the innate qualities of what has made this book so fun, writer Dan Didio instead chooses to utilize a more straight-ahead superhero fight-scene approach. Here's hoping the series' final two issues fare better - Sideways is a hero who deserves a chance to shine. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Dec 13, 2018

    This didn't terribly impress me. While I have faith that the team will stick the landing and end the series right, this didn't do anything to give me hope. The artwork was strong, however. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Dec 13, 2018

    A perfectly satisfying issues that is building up to the beginning of the end. There isn't really anything special, but I am excited for what is coming. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jul 12, 2019

    I recently reviewed Silencer #11 and now I'm reviewing Sideways. Sideways was canceled months ago. The last issue of the Silencer shipped last month. 

    The sad thing is that both of these issues along with Damage #11 and the always awesome Curse of the Brimstone had all hit their stride. 

    The cancellations, in my opinion, are based more around the lack of faith in these characters and the shit general marketing of the comic book industry. 

    I also have a sneaking suspicion that "The New Age of Heroes" books were largely ignored because of the decreased cover price. It's probably unfounded but it's a lot harder to justify a $3.99 book when a $2.99 title of similar quality is right next to it. 

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  • 7.5
    waltgator93 Dec 12, 2018

    Wow 2 issues in a row that I thoroughly enjoyed! This is what this comic should have been instead of that story with the seven soldiers. Enjoyed the dialogue except at the end. Art started out good but then was eh ok by the end. Cliffhanger didn’t do much for me though. Best part of the issue was Ernie calling the Hall of Justice, only thing that would have made that issue more perfect was if we saw someone answer it even if it was to tell her to hold.

  • 5.0
    The maker Dec 12, 2018

    Pretty average comic series. The sideways comics try to appeal but with throwaway villains and
    one dimensional characters it feels unspecial. Sideways has the power of making portals but he
    never uses his super strength in any of his fights except one. His portal power isn't even
    able to stop criminals. In this issue he's against some jackback guy who teleports, sideways
    tries to fight him but he sucks and needs help from his friend. Through 11 issues he only beat
    1 villain("Troll" bad villain), this comic series should have been a comedy or have charm but
    it just feels narrow.

  • 5.0
    YourGreenMuse Dec 15, 2018

    This comic didn't offend my sensibilities at any point. I think I'm numb to the characterizations. All it is now is a shell of mediocrity.

  • 4.5
    Ultimate reviewer Dec 12, 2018

    Still pretty mediocre, I wish it would have been better.

  • 9.5
    Marcelo Dec 12, 2018

  • 8.0
    Grifter Dec 16, 2018

  • 8.0

  • 7.5
    Watchtower022 Dec 12, 2018

  • 7.0
    quadoxide Dec 29, 2018

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