DC Comics Exclusive Preview: SIDEWAYS #9

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Sideways #9 hits your local comic book store on October 17, but thanks to DC Comics, Monkeys Fighting Robots has an exclusive five-page preview for you.

The book is written by DC Comics Co-Publisher Dan Didio, with art by Max Raynor, colors by Daniel Brown, and Travis Lanham lettered the issue. Kenneth Rocafort worked on the cover.

The preview below is set at a funeral and Raynor’s art works well conveying the emotions of the event, each character has a different expression, and no two characters look the same. Raynor also understands the iconic look of Clark Kent, from the awkward facial expression to the fumbling hand gestured. Brown’s style of coloring has become the new normal in comics, but the amount of depth he can create with his colors is still impressive.

About the issue:
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.

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Exclusive Preview: SIDEWAYS #9

Exclusive Preview: SIDEWAYS #9

Exclusive Preview: SIDEWAYS #9

Exclusive Preview: SIDEWAYS #9

Exclusive Preview: SIDEWAYS #9


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If you want to catch up the trade paperback of Sideways Vol. 1: Steppin’ Out (New Age of Heroes) comes out on October 23.

About the trade:
When high school junior Derek James fell into the Dark Multiverse and came out on the other side with the power to create rifts through space, he didn’t make a vow to use his powers for good. He just wanted to make a splash as the first superhero to live stream his exploits for his fans–Sideways!

But soon Derek finds that peddling his powers for likes and followers isn’t the dream life he thought it would be. There are some serious bad guys out there, including a few who’d like to tear Sideways apart to learn about the Dark Energy that makes him tick.

The world needs Sideways to be a hero. His mom needs him to stay safe and out of trouble. And Derek needs to figure out how to use his rifts without hurting anyone…or destroying the planet.

Sideways is a new kind of hero, rising from the pages of Dark Nights: Metal, created by artist Kenneth Rocafort (Red Hood and the Outlaws) and writers Dan DiDio (The Kamandi Challenge) and Justin Jordan (Green Lantern: New Guardians)! Collects issues #1-6.


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