Sideways #9

Writer: Dan DiDio Artist: Max Raynor Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 13
6.7Critic Rating
5.8User Rating

Everything's going sideways for Sideways in the pages of Sideways-and that means trouble for our titular hero. Trapped in the Dark Multiverse with no escape, Derek James comes face to face with this world's ruler, Perrus. A so-called benevolent dictator, Perrus rules his world with an iron fist and forces its citizens into slavery, so Sideways decides it's time for a revolt. The revolution proves unsuccessful, but it leads Sideways to a "super" discovery that could save this world and himself.

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Oct 17, 2018

    We also get a glimpse at what is happening back in Gotham in Derek's absence. He's been gone a while. It's going to be interesting to see what he comes back home to, as well as how his friends and family react to him coming back. One thing that was curiously absent from this issue is the Seven Warriors. While Derek's own adventure is a solid story, it feels like they were forgotten. It only adds to the feeling that Sideways never really focuses on one plot line before starting another. However, it doesn't ruin another solid issue of Sideways, a series that is a great addition to DC's wild and fantastic world. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 17, 2018

    Yeah, everything is in fact going sideways for Derek, but I wouldn't say in the best way either for us. Sideways #9 tried, and it only really succeeds in holding our attention when it comes to circling back to the world that is still turning on Earth. A world without Derek stirs the pot a bit and gets everyone asking the same questions about the fate of Mrs. Flynn. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    On Comics Ground - Victor Neal Oct 19, 2018

    Overall, I'm excited about seeing how this story ends. Both on Earth and in the Dark Multiverse Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Oct 17, 2018

    Issue #9 continues to build on the lore of Sideways while piquing interest towards what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Brandon S Oct 22, 2018

    I honestly forgot New 52 Superman existed and thought he merged into the main thing. But now that hes back, Im super curious what hell do and where hell go. Otherwise, its a pretty standard issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 18, 2018

    This is a very odd comic, sure, but it's lost the coherent storytelling and character focus that made the original arc stand out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 17, 2018

    DiDio has a long road ahead of him with this issue and the series itself. Veering the character off into the Dark Multiverse is interesting and intriguing, but there are elements of the character that should still be evolving to the point where this sidetrack makes more sense. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Charlie Ridgely Oct 17, 2018

    What has made Sideways such a great series over the course of its run is its focus on a genuinely relatable, likable lead. Unfortunately, this issue puts so much more focus on the strange world around him, making Sideways the the B-story of the book, despite all of the intriguing things happening in his life. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Oct 17, 2018

    While the story represents a bit of a setback for me, the fantastic characterization supported by solid art really helps drive the story forward. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Weird Science - Hussein Wasiti Oct 18, 2018

    This book is just so dead. The characters aren't interesting anymore and the story is focusing on the totally wrong things. Raynor's bright and fun artwork isn't enough to save this issue, unfortunately. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I don’t care about any of these soon-to-be-dead characters.

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 17, 2018

    Lots of good ideas, the art is great as well, but it feels that something is missing to make it all rewarding.

  • 7.0
    The 20-issue Ceiling Oct 19, 2018

    I liked the funeral scene, didn't care for the second half and I don't understand the cliffhanger.

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Feb 7, 2019

    Dammit DC, It appears that I reviewed this series in the incorrect order. I reviewed #8, Annual #1 and #9 and I was supposed to read it as #8, #9 and then Annual #9. I totally blame editorial for this mistake. The covers don't even give any indication that we're in the middle of a story arc and honestly I didn't feel like I missed anything.

    Sideways #9 is the second part of the crossover with the 7 Soldiers of Victory. In the last issue, Zatanna sent Derek away and he ended up with an assorted group of distorted Superman characters. 

    The characters are all apparently surviving by allowing themselves to be leached of their lifeforce by a creature known as Perrus. 

    Sideways steps in and tell's Perrus to sto more

  • 5.0
    waltgator93 Oct 15, 2018

    While the art, like always, loved. Like seriously I want an art work of just Sideways on a t shirt. But the story itself, both A and B plot were eh. Could be last issues fault because had to stop reading this issue and reread last issue.
    So the team Derek came there with, does he even remember them?! And his new team could care less about them. There wasn’t any need for Superman to show up in the funeral with Lois. Just reminded me “hey the annual that is coming out in couple of weeks is featuring New 52 Superman” by doing that, the cliffhanger at the end, was predictable. Though am curious to if he’s the real deal and how he got there.
    Unfortunately the art can’t save this issue from what should keep me warm when the c more

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Oct 17, 2018

    This dialogue is really bad. I still don't care about any of the characters and I don't think I'm really supposed to, since this group will most likely be forgotten like the Seven Soldiers were.

  • 3.0
    Ultimate reviewer Dec 12, 2018

    Worst writing I have read for this comic.
    Story-Very lacking
    Characters-Worst than before
    Art-Still poorly drawn but well drawn to be poorly
    Cover-Foil to be a foil

  • 8.5
    Marcelo Oct 17, 2018

  • 8.5
    Bepis Oct 21, 2018

  • 7.5
    Grifter Oct 18, 2018

  • 7.5
    Legendooflight1 Oct 30, 2018

  • 6.0
    Watchtower022 Oct 17, 2018

  • 1.0
    quadoxide Dec 29, 2018

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