Sideways #12

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 23, 2019 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
7.3Critic Rating
5.9User Rating

Trapped at mysterious Dark Star Sciences, Sideways learns how Leto has been following him all along, as well as her plans for the Dark Multiverse as an endless energy source to be mined-and his powers are her way in. Sideways goes over the edge and breaks free, battling Bolt again in the process. Will Derek's quest for vengeance for his mother's death lead to a rift he can't escape or control?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Jeffrey Bracey Jan 29, 2019

    Frankly it is nice to see a hero being heroic, this is the sort of thing that has fueled the comic book industry since its inception. This comic has drama, excitement and even some humor and most importantly it engaged me enough not only to want to see the next issue but to collect the previous issues of the series to get the full story. This is what a comic book should do and be.5 out of 5! Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely Jan 23, 2019

    Sideways remains a solid superhero series, plain and simple. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jan 23, 2019

    In a way, I feel like the team behind Sideways was able to merge many of the different tones that they were approaching in previous issues. It's good to see those tones collide into one cohesive story. I had myreservations before about the way the book would switch from one type of tale to the next, but at this point that's just the nature of how the story is told. It's also the way Derek's life operates. So, it works. There is a lot to look forward to with Sideways as Derek's life gets a bit more complicated and plenty of questions are raised. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Jan 25, 2019

    The artwork is the icing on the cake. Kenneth Rocafort and Shane Davis are two of my favorite artists out there. Their work here is wonderful. Sideways is a great little book with a lot of strong talent. I love what happens in this month to month. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 23, 2019

    Sideways #12 made it pretty hard to see this story through to the end, but at the very least the last issue should be one to look forward to for hope that there are plans for this hero beyond this solo adventure. It's just so unfortunate that at this stage there is so much rushed or left as loose ends. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 29, 2019

    Near the end of its run,Sideways continues to do what it does best: put a average, likeable and relateable kid in the craziest of situations. It isn't the most original concept around, but it's fun, and you could do a heck of a lot worse. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jan 23, 2019

    After everything Derek James has gone through, from a dopey kid with a YouTube channel to tragic hero traveling throughout the multiverse and beyond earning a place within the DCU, his greater purpose was unfortunately never fully realized. Set to be the Spider-Man analog for the DC Universe, Sideways gets placed on the back burner until another creator can find a lucrative use for the young hero. With one final issue left to stand, readers can only hope for one last heartfelt goodbye from none other than Kenneth Rocafort. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 23, 2019

    The art was good, but the inconsistency in the visual style of the artists along with Rocafort's bookended visuals matched the inconsistent narrative of the issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Jan 23, 2019

    If you're still reading this book, you might as well hold on until it ends with the next issue. There are some developments that I'm honestly very interested in seeing DiDio wrap up, namely Derek's relationship with Ernie, his relationship with his father, what happened to Dominus, as well as resolving this week's cliffhanger. The art was mostly amazing. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 23, 2019

    There were some interesting ideas here, but ultimately this series turned into a mess. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jan 24, 2019

    Sideways #12 is a series of collisions that just don't work. Whether it be the past and the present, two distinct art styles, the stale and the original concepts of this series, or the surprising yet flat finale,Sideways #12does its best but largely doesn't fit and fails to impress. Read Full Review

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