This is one of the most promising of DC’s ‘New Age of DC Heroes’ initiative. A high school junior has an accident during the DARK NIGHTS: METAL storyline and gets superpowers. There’s a real ‘spider-man’ vibe with the age of the hero and the ‘with that much power comes great liability’ tagline DC threw into the solicitation text. That’s ok with me. I love Spider-Man. Marvel never really cracked the code on how to get lightning to strike twice with the concept. Speedball. Darkhawk. Sorry, no plans for them in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But I get a real good feeling from SIDEWAYS, simply because it is tied to a strong storyline and doesn’t feel like it was created in a vacuum with an obvious attempt to re-create the success of Spider-Man. Definitely worth a read.
“During the events of DARK NIGHTS: METAL, high school junior Derek James accidentally fell through a rift into the dark matter dimension. Now, as Sideways, he can create rifts in midair to leap through dimensions at will. But with that much power comes great liability-and cracks are starting to form in the fabric of the space-time continuum… RATED T+”
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