Sideways #8

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Kenneth Rocafort Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 10
7.2Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

When Sideways leads the Seven Soldiers into the Dark Multiverse to find the missing Manhattan Guardian, the whole trip goes sideways (zing!) when our hero gets separated from the group and becomes lost in this nightmarish realm. And just like any petulant teenager, Sideways won't stop and ask for directions, so now he's trapped in the land of Perrus, ruled by the Dark Beast and populated by weird Superman-esque creatures, like Porcupine Jimmy Olsen.

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 12, 2018

    Sideways #8 left me with mixed feelings. I couldn't hep but feel excitement towards some of the things unfolding here, but as I keep saying, I wish this was all happening at a different time. When I can set aside that thought nagging at me, this is a solid storyline between action, exploration, and new introductions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Sep 12, 2018

    Sideways has a tendency to switch gears a lot. It can be hard to keep track of what kind of story Didio is going to give you next. While I do wish that he would stick to one story at a time, the detour into the Dark Multiverse is a weird and enjoyable one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Sep 13, 2018

    The dialogue could use some work, but in general,Sidewayscontinues to amaze me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Charlie Ridgely Sep 12, 2018

    Sideways #8 would be incredibly confusing for a first-time reader, but for those that have been reading since issue #1, this series is only getting more enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Comic Watch - Brandon S Sep 16, 2018

    This was a very exposition heavy chapter, which is both a good and bad thing. It's good because it fills in some blanks for the audience and Sideways who is clearly unaware of them himself. However, it also feels like there's a lot of lore we should've gotten or would understand if we read Dark Knights Metal or a pre-existing story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 12, 2018

    I think DiDio is doing a great job of evolving Derek's story by taking it in new and interesting directions. The flip side of that coin is that as broad as the story of Sideways is getting, Derek's personal story and character development are taking a back seat Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 13, 2018

    It's all very creepy, but by taking Derek away from his supporting cast, this issue loses a bit of what makes the series work. Read Full Review

  • 2.7
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Sep 12, 2018

    Stay away from this book. The art is fine but the writing is easily the worst - what? Who is that? Dan DiDio? No, stay away from me! I'm not Jim! Or Eric! Leave me alone! Ahhhhhh! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Dec 6, 2018

    After 2 really disappointing issues Sideways #8 gets the series back on track and allows Dan Didio to focus on the Superhero elements of the character. 

    After being pulled into the dark multiverse by Zatanna and the Seven Soldiers of Victory Derek (Sideways) quickly finds that his powers do not work in this realm leaving them trapped in dangerous territory. 

    They are attacked by the villain's minions, a horde of giant spider-like creatures. As the heroes begin to be overwhelmed Zatanna teleports Sideways away and into another potentially dangerous situation. 

    I've been saying since #1 of this series that the weakest aspect of the Sideways character is his civilian persona. This issue proves it. As Sideway more

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Sep 15, 2018

    Lots of new stuff was introduced to the book, which was expected considering that everything's in the Dark Multiverse. I am quite excited about it. Too bad Rocafort wasn't on art duties again, but the replacement wasn't too bad either.

  • 7.5

    Maybe a little too ADHD, but not the worst read.

  • 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 4 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.

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