Sideways #3

Writer: Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 11, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 12
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Life is moving pretty fast for Derek James...and unfortunately, things are about to get even faster as he is forced to fight a super-speedster hell-bent on destruction-all while wearing no pants! Can Sideways move through space and time quick enough to stop a new villain born out of the recent Speed Force Storm: Killspeed? Also, what better way to learn about Derek's powers than right from the horse's mouth-featuring a backup story hosted by Sideways himself!

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Apr 14, 2018

    Sideways never takes itself too seriously, even down to the comedic editor notes, pulsating with non-stop fun throughout. The last few pages of the issue bring old and new readers up to speed on everything Sideways has gone through until now, even speaking directly to the reader while doing so, further displaying what readers still have to look forward to as the series continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke Apr 11, 2018

    SIDEWAYS #3 by Kenneth Rocafort, Dan Didio, Justin Jordan, and Daniel Brown features great art amidst killer action and characterization! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Apr 11, 2018

    Sideways has a pretty bright future in the DC Universe. He's fun, different, and is going up against some interesting foes. I'm looking forward to finding out what he steps into next. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 11, 2018

    Sideways #3 puts us in a place where a reader could find more reason to invest in this story. Currently Sideways best represents the superhero side of the New Age of DC Heroes line. His origin, interactions, costume, and encounters so far prove that he is making the most progress to something legitimate. That is if Derek can grow up fast enough to survive the rough patches that comes with this lifestyle. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Apr 11, 2018

    What's even better is that the art matches the quick and exciting personality of the character, making for an adventurous read for anyone who buys it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 11, 2018

    Hopefully, people see what a wonderfully creative book this is, not for its story or plot, but for how it's being created. There are so many old-school elements that have been dusted off and polished that it's extremely interesting and creative. That alone isn't a reason to read it though, but the fact that all of those elements come together and produce a superhero comic that's not dark and gritty and full of death, but instead is fun with a little bit of gore, well that's the reason to read it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Apr 11, 2018

    I'm not sure about the four-page backup (by the same creative team) that recaps Derek's origin from his perspective, but the issue overall is a win for DC. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    On Comics Ground - Victor Neal Apr 14, 2018

    Overall I'm still on board with this book. Looking forward to seeing what's next for Derek! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 11, 2018

    He's got enemies, has made mistakes, and there are consequences for his actions, all of which makes this one of the more consistent entries in the New Age of Heroes. This is a likable character in an interesting story that will likely get better as time goes on Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 11, 2018

    A fun issue that gets better with each issue. Good story and great art, but needs room for character development. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Apr 15, 2018

    Overall, Sideways #3 keeps the quality. Granted, I think it should be moving faster and I think it's been consistently wasting its side characters, but I like what's been established so far and the action's good. I give it a solid recommendation. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Apr 12, 2018

    For a series that launched under a label that promises bold, new heroes and concepts, "Sideways" has still not found a way to be unique and relevant with issue #3. Not a bad comic per se, and with truly beautiful art, but one that seems content on telling an old story with just touches of new ideas. Read Full Review

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

    The comics is making improvements in some areas and taking steps back in others.Sideways #3showed some good action sequences, but the series really needs to manage its tone better. I am not giving up on this series, but I am hoping things settle down soon. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Apr 11, 2018

    I gave this series a chance and it hasn't lived up to its initial promise in the slightest. The plotting is pretty bad and the art could have used some more work. Everything just feels like a mess, making this the weakest New Age title by far. Read Full Review

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