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One Word or Less Comic Reviews for February 14th, 2018

Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:

Sideways #1

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

Shade, the Changing Girl/Wonder Woman Special #1

Archie #28

Poe Dameron #24

Curse Words #11

Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #29

Thrawn #1

Stray Bullets: Sunshine and Roses #32

Lazarus: X+66 #6

Kill or be Killed #16

Black Monday Murders #8

-DAN DIDIO IS A HORRIBLE WRITER

Perhaps that’s going too far, and perhaps he’s written something good at some point, but I can say definitively that every time I’ve seen his name attached to something it’s been a clunky, awful mess. There have even been times where I’ve disliked a story and looked to see who wrote it, and it was him. I first noticed it when he wrote Metal Men for Wednesday Comics and it stood out like a sore thumb as the least inspired work in the whole project.

This breaks my heart, because the concepts behind Sideways are certainly ones that I want to read. I like the idea of a kid getting superpowers and finding himself way over his head immediately. I picked up issue 1 because I read the preview in the back of another comic and while it was a bit awkward and I didn’t care for the art, I wanted to see what happened next. The joke’s on me then, because the preview was the last few pages of this issue.

I’d have to spend another three dollars on a second issue of a book that I actively disliked reading to see what’s up. I’m not doing that. Goodbye, Sideways. I hope Didio walks away and you mature into a hell of a comic. I’ll see you then.

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