Sideways #4

Writer: Dan DiDio, Justin Jordan Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 9, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 9
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It's not easy being a hero, especially when you don't know how. And when Sideways steps into the middle of a life-and-death battle between Hotspot and Replicant, he's unsure how to help... and guaranteed to make things worse. All this when he's already late for an internship interview? You better believe things are going to go Sideways!

  • 9.5
    Comicsverse - Sean Urke May 9, 2018

    SIDEWAYS #4 is the best issue of the series so far. Excellent characterization ith stellar art and coloring! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 9, 2018

    With the conclusion of Sideways #4, Derek is really living up to the name when everything he tries to do comes up sideways. Things aren't getting better for the kid, and I think the strength of this story will come when he reaches a point to become humbled. A lot of our new heroes we admire because they had something tangible to achieve. In the case of Sideways that is both refreshing and risky when he loses appeal as a character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins May 9, 2018

    Sideways is a delightfully clueless addition to the New Age of Heroes. He's fun and determined even if he's going to get people killed before he figures out how to properly use his powers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 9, 2018

    Sideways is just about the only DC comic I'm keeping up with. Mostly because of the bizarre makeup of the creative team. It's an experiment that can only happen in comics, and while it's not nailing everything, it's not doing anything so wrong that I would say it's failed. Instead, I'm very curious to see where it's going to go next and hope that there's a lot more story to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield May 9, 2018

    Of the entire line, this is right next to The Terrifics for me as the best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard May 10, 2018

    This issue shows why readers should get behind the New Age of Heroes initiative. The series has improved with each issue and Sideways #4 shows how great an original hero like Sideways can really be. I hope the humor and character development continue to be captivating. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken May 9, 2018

    Sideways still has potential. There is always a tease of a larger narrative working its way into the story. I just need that narrative to do what superhero stories do best – give us a superhero that aspires to be great and learns something along the way. Derek as he is, seems like a self-centered kid using his powers for the wrong reason. Thankfully, I think the story is pushing Derek toward more and more situations that are way over his head. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 9, 2018

    Everything about the character and his supporting characters is compelling. I struggle to find a reason to care about the lead. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Charlie Ridgely May 9, 2018

    In Sideways #4, the story finally starts to get stale, as the main character finds himself in a bit of a loop. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti May 9, 2018

    This is such a weak series that has already run out of creative steam in its fourth issue. What a milestone! The characters are running in place and these boring, paint-by-numbers villains don't add anything interesting to the story. It mostly looks pretty and that's honestly all this book has going on. Read Full Review

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