Welcome to something new. From now on Seppin and occasionally Rek will be reviewing the comics that appear each week. Each book that they review will get it’s own post and will have it’s own score to the book.
Now, Seppin will review Sideways #7 by Dan Didio
Sideways is an interesting book. It is the most successful teenage superhero book DC has ever done. The key to writing a story like Sideways or Spidey is to focus on the character behind the superhero and think about how they would react to dangerous super villains and dangerous situations while at the same time getting their homework done before class.
I love what Dan Didio is doing with Sideways because it is a fun superhero that makes sense. However, what would happen if we through him into a dark universe like DC and do something horrible to him. Say, murder his mother…
Yes, that happened last issue and it left readers wondering what was going to happen now. Was Sideways going to go on a crazy rampage to find the killer and stop anyone that got in his way? Was he going to cross that line and kill? These questions are constantly in the back of your mind as you read this book. We get a tear-jerking moment during this issue and a few that make you gasp as if to say, “Did that just happen?”
Overall it is an amazing book that I am excited to read going forward.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 18 / 20