Justice League Odyssey
Writers: Tom Taylor
Art By: Bruno Redondo
Publisher: DC Comics
Reviewed By: Dean Asquith
My Rating: 🏹🏹🏹🏹
When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector that were released by the Justice League in the events of No Justice, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Jessica Cruz and Azrael head to deep space inside a Brainiac Skull Ship. These teammates try to stop Despero from slave-trading Coluan refugees, only to discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid.
I loved this book. If you read my review of No Justice then you realise how much of a fan I am of this storyline. Justice League Odyssey continues the look and feel of No Justice but this time bringing the range of characters down to a small group...And what a group it is!
The best part of this entire story for me was learning more about characters such as Jessica Cruz and Azrael. I very much look forward to reading more about them in future comics. Feel free to send some recommendations to me.
The idea that each hero was ‘called’ to the ghost secor is an interesting concept as is the old gods line. I particularly enjoyed the parts of the story based on the world that views Cyborg as their god. A vastly technologically advanced civilisation used a gladiator arena to get Cyborg to prove that he is the old god. This just goes to show that even technology cannot stop the primal instinct of conflict.
The art in this is simply brilliant, there is a phenomonal amount in these individual panes and I take my hat off to Bruno Redondo for his incredible work...as always.
“I am the answer … Your place is with me.” - Darkseid