Sideways #7

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 8, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 12
7.7Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

Reeling from a great personal tragedy, Derek rejects his friends and family on an epic journey into the Dark Multiverse with the Seven Soldiers. With one member lost, the remaining Soldiers need Sideways to guide them into uncharted territory as they confront the deadly challenge of the Sheeda!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Aug 8, 2018

    I do not give out 5 stars very often, but this is the best issue of Sideways yet and I can't wait to see where this goes. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Aug 15, 2018

    The fun, light-hearted tone of Sideways has been met with tragedy and importance from these last few issues, overall positioning the series above its contemporaries within the imprint. With the upcoming first Annual for the title solicited to have legendary writer Grant Morrison helming the scripts, this series is about to get a whole lot more interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Dispatchdcu Aug 8, 2018

    The creative team is building Sideways up to stick around in the DC Universe for a long time. Hop on board now while you still can. SIDEWAYS has an experienced and the series is starting to heat up. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Aug 8, 2018

    In the end, this was a good issue with a lot of emotional weight. I also like that Derek's world is opening up, and more importantly, we get a prelude to him interacting with the rest of the DC Universe. As one of the new heroes on the block, it will be interesting to see what role he is set to play in larger events. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Aug 8, 2018

    All in all, another solid issue of Sideways, which remains one of DC's best new titles. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 8, 2018

    Sideways #7 was a hit or miss issue. I can't stress it enough how much potential this series has, but the execution of events and actions leaves much to be desired. It's okay to be different from most rising hero stories, though not to the point where you lose what is appealing about most of them. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Aug 11, 2018

    Sideways continues to be one of the more enjoyable of the New Age of Heroes, showing heart, fun and now multiversial shenanigans. Worth a read Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 8, 2018

    With Dan Didio taking over on writing duties full-time, Sideways #7 is both the most ambitious issue of the series, and the most troubled. Read Full Review

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

    After the tragedy at the end of the last issue, there was the hope from the cover that the event would be the focus of the issue. Unfortunately, most of it is glossed over in favor of a team up story. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Watch - Brandon S Aug 10, 2018

    Overall, Sideways #7 was okay. The character continues to grow and improve which is great. He has potential and this upcoming arc will likely serve to unleash more of it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Aug 8, 2018

    The characters are disingenuine and completely out of character. Instead of defining the character and moving on from here. the plot goes completely... sideways, and I'm not given a reason to care about the aforementioned tragedy nor the people who are affected by it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Marcelo Aug 10, 2018

    Journey to explore dark multiverse is begin and and the seven soldiers can be great allies for Sideways one day.

  • 4.0
    Herushalaim Aug 9, 2018

    We really don't care about you or your mom, Derek.

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Aug 18, 2018

    Plenty of great emotional moments, and the inclusion of Seven Soldiers made me very excited about the future of this book. Nice to see Rocafort back on the art duties again.

  • 6.5
    GTMedia Reviews Oct 24, 2018

    • Dan Didio (Author) • Kenneth Rocafort (Pencils)

    • Kenneth Rocafort (Cover Artist) • Ivan Plascencia & Dan Brown  (Colorists)

    • DC Comics (Publisher)

    Sideways #7 picks up with the aftermath of Derek's (Sideways) mother's murder last issue. The melodrama is dialed back a bit and the story initially benefits from the change. There are some solid moments that are relatable. Derek expresses regret that he didn't answer his mothers call and we see that she called him 12 times before she was killed.  We also get a nice scene in which Sideways rifts to the morgue to ask her for forgiveness. The Seven Soldiers of Victory are added to the mix and everything starts off golden. 

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  • 1.0
    Angus Sep 15, 2018

    Justin Jordan and Dan Didio started with an interesting premise but lost it fast with the politics and pushing the justified hatred narrative that is the drug of the moron masses.

    It is sad they had 4 solid issues and the last 3 have just been atrocious garbage.

    Maybe one Dan will realize that the Dark Knight is one comic story, there can be others.

    Maybe Justin Jordan will grow up one day and be a professional.

  • 1.0
    Spacey Medicine Mar 5, 2019

    I really aggressively did not like this. Seven Soldiers things aside (and that was a huge sore spot for me, don't even get me started, too many spoilers), the dialogue was really bad, the plot is stupid, that whole bullying thing was insanely dumb, and I love how he was like "not answering the phone was the dumbest thing I've ever done! proceeds to ignore several calls from his bff" also I'm sorry but I haaaaaate that whole "I must stay away from her for her own safety... I must be cruel to save her!" shit. It is a tired and hackneyed trope and I despise it with all my heart and soul.

  • 8.0
    Grifter Aug 9, 2018

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    Tizze Aug 28, 2018

  • 6.5
    EDiakota Aug 9, 2018

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Jul 21, 2019

  • 1.0
    quadoxide Dec 29, 2018

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