Sideways #5

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 13, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 11
7.8Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

After the devastating loss of one of the most important people in his life, Derek James tries to throw himself into being the hero Sideways to distract himself. Unfortunately, new villain the Showman has arrived to tear those wounds right back open.

  • 10 - Charlie Ridgely Jun 13, 2018

    This is the best issue of Sideways to date, and, if it's a sign of what's to come, the series is only going to continue getting better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Jun 13, 2018

    That aside, we have a pretty strong issue. Sure, the villain of the week is nothing to cry home about, but he serves his purpose narratively. Sideways is easily becoming a great addition to the DC Universe. With hints of a greater destiny at hand and a shocking ending, it looks like we've got some good stuff coming. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jun 13, 2018

    Sideways is the start of something good. It is a series with the heart and soul of old school Spider-Man but bringing its own mix to the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 13, 2018

    Sideways #5 was the issue we needed to see that there is still more to offer with the right steps taken towards Derek evolving as a hero, and as a person. Teen drama can bite, but sometimes its just something you have to get used to in order to get to what's actually appealing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jun 14, 2018

    There's an overarching mystery involving Derek's mother's employers and their interest in Derek, but I wouldn't be nearly as invested if this title hadn't done a good job of getting us invested in Derek's story in the first place. Aside from The Terrifics, this is probably my favorite of the line. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 13, 2018

    There is a more focused story developing in this book and it is making for a more engaging narrative with better character development. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Jun 13, 2018

    This may be the best issue of the series yet. The art is fantastic and the story does exactly what I've been wanting to see since the beginning. Some beats don't work and need to be explored further, but on the whole, I was satisfied with this.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jun 13, 2018

    I love DC comics with all of my heart, and it pains me whenever I have to give a bad review. Unfortunately this is on the worse end of comics I have read, but I am hopeful that they can pull things around. Read Full Review

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