Sideways #13

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 27, 2019 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 7
6.5Critic Rating
5.6User Rating

Secrets are revealed and new mysteries emerge as Derek uncovers his mother's killer and the origins of his powers in this, the final chapter of his story, for now.

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Feb 27, 2019

    Sideways has been a mostly wonderful comic from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Feb 27, 2019

    More than anything, issue #13 plays more like a prologue to greater events than a finale. Rocafort and DiDio do a lot of foreshadowing about Derek's future. With the truth behind how he got his powers revealed, the arrival of his birth mother and his connection to the dark multiverse, DC can't be done with Sideways. A lot of this ending hints towards the future. After a bit of reflection, I'd say that Sideways has had a successful entry into the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 4, 2019

    "Sideways" #13 is a well-paced, emotional finale that finally delivers on the full potential of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 27, 2019

    Rocafort's art is amazing. Everything looked great. I just wish that the story rose to the same level as the art. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Mar 8, 2019

    Dan Didio and Kenneth Rocafort'sSideways ends with a satisfying conclusion that leaves the door open for return engagements to the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 27, 2019

    Sideways #13 brings the story of this young new hero to a close, for now. It honestly could have been better. This was a story that I remember at the very start saying held so much potential for the connection to Dark Nights: Metal and a power you don't see too often taken advantage of in the DC Universe. Yet here we are with a story that should have gone farther than where it ended, and offer more than it left in question. I stuck through with this to the end because hope was all that you could hold on to. This wasn't all a bad journey, but it could have become so much more. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Feb 27, 2019

    The series is finally over, and I'm glad. It hurt to see such potential squandered on a monthly basis. The art was amazing and the various threads established in this issue gave me a little chuckle. The final page is certainly interesting but I'm very sure that we're never going to see this brought up again. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 3, 2019

    It feels like the creators didn't have the time to plan this as a legitimate last issue, leaving many things unresolved and ending on a dark and disturbing note. The art is quite nice, though. Read Full Review

  • 4.3
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 2, 2019

    Well, this is it, the end of Sideways (or is it…). Well, I am sad to not read him once a month, I really hope we see him again. Maybe with someone, he seems like he could be a character you could excel on when pairing him up. Maybe with Blue Beetle, Duke, or if he has a dark side have him be an outlaw. The art really has been one of my favorite things in this series! If you don't want to pick it up for the store, maybe pick it up for the art. It's just sad that we never really got to know who Derek is, just a one-dimensional character. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 28, 2019

    Sideways is ending with Sideways #13, an odd number that gives it one issue more than the typical twelve. It needed much more to make sense of the hash that this series has become. It juggles countless plots and tries to rush them to a conclusion, but few of them land. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Mar 5, 2019

     With the proposition of Sideways returning, as teased by the cliffhanger ending, this series has suffered every clich imaginable with these last few issues as it makes its way toward deaths door. Without any greater responsibility to go along with his great power, this Spider-Man pastiche remains unrealized and ultimately unimportant as he is indefinitely shelved. All the potential in the world couldnt save this character if the creators dont actually seem to care. Read Full Review

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