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Sideways Annual #1

Writer: Dan DiDio, Grant Morrison Artist: Max Raynor Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 7, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
7.3Critic Rating
5.7User Rating

Sideways unleashes his "super" secret weapon against Perrus in an effort to free the oppressed people and escape to his home dimension. He'll get some additional help from the newly discovered Seven Soldiers, but only if someone makes a heroic ultimate sacrifice. Plus, a bonus backup story in which Sideways meets the Unseen!!

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Nov 8, 2018

    Overall the issue does a very convincing job of furthering Derek James' journey to become, not only a part of the DCU, but a legitimate hero in his own right. Perhaps even more intriguing than Derek's narrative is the possibilities that now exist for the New 52 Action Comics Superman. Likewise, The Unseen now have new narrative roads open to them and I for one cannot wait to see where they lead. For an annual, this one delivers and then some, the only small detail I would have liked to see changed is to have had Morrison write the entire issue, particularly since the two narratives flow together seamlessly. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 7, 2018

    Sideways Annual #1 turned out a lot better than I initially thought it would be. It honestly just felt like another issue of Sideways, but longer than the normal. Nothing too special, though it was better written than some of the other issues up to this point. I'm glad that this issue found a way to bring things to a close so we can get back to the things that really matter for Derek back home. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Chris Aiken Nov 8, 2018

    However, none of this distracts enough to ruin what is ultimately a solid ending. There are a lot of unanswered questions this issue but, hopefully, they will be addressed down the line. This adventure definitely seems to be what Derek needed after the death of his mother. It will be interesting to see what state Derek will be in emotionally when he gets back to Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Nov 9, 2018

    Breezy, strange, and filled with cult classic characters, the Sideways Annual might be this week's diamond in the rough. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 7, 2018

    Morrison often writes in a non-linear fashion, and it shows. Although everything is largely explained, it's still a rather jumbled comic that spends more time trying to make sense of its elaborate continuity than letting Derek play off this oddball group of heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Benjamin Novoa Nov 7, 2018

    Sideways Annual #1 does have a few minor hiccups but successfully continues to build on the ongoing journey of Derek James, DC's neophile hero. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GearWERKZ - Agasicles Stamas Nov 12, 2018

    I was really pleased that I dropped in to take a peek at this. DC has something nice going on with these just outside the inner circle new creations in the DCU"Sideways, the Silencer, Immortal Men. I'm almost surprised that I am saying this, but I actually hope that we get to see a crossover event with all of these characters that as far as I can tell came out of Metal? While this issue slides just shy of greatness, it was a pleasant read and a nice way to get my stack started for this week. I'm hoping that it comes up in the randomizer for another drop-in soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Brandon S Nov 11, 2018

    This was a nice albeit quick, end to Sideways journey into the Dark Multiverse. I cant wait to see how he continues to grow and when New 52 Superman will return once more. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Nov 7, 2018

    Derek James remains the one great consistency in a series that has been very up and down for me since the beginning. Hopefully the series can return, quite literally, to being more down to Earth and support Derek James going on more local adventures, which is what he does best. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Christian Hoffer Nov 7, 2018

    This is a weird comic, as it mixes the wonderful weirdness of Grant Morrison with dull and generic creative choices, and it goes together like oil and water. Read Full Review

  • 1.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I have SO MUCH to say about this garbage heap, and I don’t even know if I want to get into it because oh my gOD. Let me know if you want to know I guess.

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 16, 2019

    The really frustrating thing about Sideways is that the character has all of the tools to be great. Aside from the obvious parallels to Spider-man, the character is young, he has a cool costume. Derek is one of the few latino superheroes out there. He's plugged into social media, pop culture and wants to be a YouTuber.

    At the time of this writing (Yes I'm always Late) the series has been canceled. It just represents a huge missed opportunity that could have been avoided if the character had some slight tweaks. 

    The biggest problem with Derek James is that he has a different personality in every issue. It makes it hard to really relate to the character when he doesn't really have a core. It feels like the costume and p more

  • 7.5
    mrDovydas Nov 17, 2018

    It's more of a direct continuation of the previous issue than a standalone annual, but I am fine with that. It's a fun read nonetheless.

  • 6.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 10, 2018

    It wasn't a total wash, I think the Unseen making their way to Earth was cool.

  • 2.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 10, 2018

    This comic bores me so much. The dialogue is off and things just wrap up in a confused and rushed way.

  • 7.5
    Grifter Nov 9, 2018

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