Justice League: Odyssey #1

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 31 User Reviews: 33
7.7Critic Rating
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Spinning out of JUSTICE LEAGUE: NO JUSTICE! When a cosmic menace threatens worlds beyond our own in the Ghost Sector, it falls to a new Justice League team to answer the call to battle! Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and an out-of-his-element Azrael head to deep space inside a commandeered Brainiac Skull Ship. But as these wildcard teammates try to break through the impenetrable maelstrom imprisoning the desperate collection of planets, they discover something that nothing in the universe could have prepared them for: Darkseid...who says he's there to help?!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Sep 26, 2018

    When I first saw the characters for Justice League Odyssey I knew it would jive with me. As I was reading, I saw some of my favorite things in comics: expert use of color, emotional relationships, and wonderful use of form. The creative team and their interpretation of these characters are an invigorating mix that will no doubt provide excellent storytelling and an engaging narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Comicsverse - AJ Zender Sep 27, 2018

    JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #1 is a brilliant introduction into this new series. With a wealth of high stakes action, character drama, and Silver Age inspired space adventures, this is a new series to keep an eye on. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Outright Geekery - Aaron Kessel Sep 26, 2018

    Well-written, beautiful, and a hell of a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Oct 10, 2018

    With the team coming together, even with the undercut mystery of Darkseid previously mentioned, the doors are open for the second issue and beyond to create all new interesting stories to be told. Although plagued by multiple delays, this series manages to keep interests peaked while bolstering niche characters in a very fun and honest way. This gorgeous space opera marks yet another homerun for the New Justice imprint, and DC Comics in general. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Trevor Richardson Sep 26, 2018

    The team lineup is interesting, the artwork is stunning, and the world building feels natural and makes me eager to learn more. All in all, an excellent start to the new series! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Sep 27, 2018

    Although it is far too soon to tell what this book will become, I am already longing for Hawkman and/or Adam Strange, two characters will long histories with the League, and the outer space backgrounds to make them fit in here. Aside from that problem, I did enjoy this first issue a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey doesn't have a world-shattering opening, but it sets up more than enough to leave readers intrigued. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey's opening issue is fun and looks phenomenal. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - Marcus Freeman Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey finally launches into the Ghost Sector, and the first issue sets the story off in a promising direction. I am invested in this unique team of Jessica Cruz, Cyborg, Starfire, and Azrael. I'm not sure how Darkseid fits in, but he seems to hold the key to the mysteries of the Ghost Sector. A fun story, combined with really strong art makes up for all the delays. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #1 is a refreshing story that holds the name Justice League. This creative team took heroes who don't normally get enough spotlight, and gave them relevance beyond their imagination by the end of this first issue. For some this is highly anticipated if you followed the events of No Justice, but for the rest of us this is the start of a brave new frontier adventure. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Thomas Polito Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #1 was a strong first issue which seemed to be more setup than anything due to the rewrites, but with great art and a compelling story, this book could really take off if it doesn't face any more editorial delays. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 26, 2018

    This is an exciting start to a series that I've been looking to get my hands on.  It's not perfect, mind you, but Joshua Williamson gets the team together and moving forward in one issue and Stjepan Sejic's art is great as usual.  I can easily recommend this book especially for those looking for some space opera fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Green Lantern Corps - iggy Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey has a lot of promise and I can easily say that I want to be on this crazy ride and hope it never stops. An amazing first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    This is an intriguing cosmic adventure with a tight cast of misfit characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Sep 26, 2018

    With its own unique cast and reason for being, Justice League Odyssey #1 is a really effective debut issue that pulls double-duty in not just building up the general DC universe, but adding some much-needed characterization for some its second-tier heroes as well. Williamson’s sense of characterization lets this series start off on the right foot, and Sejic’s artwork really ratchets the production values to the next level. While this particular team line-up might not feel as instantly intuitive as the flagship series, this combination of spacefaring heroes is a truly engaging experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 26, 2018

    There is a lot of potential in this series and it looks like the overall story that spun out of No Justice is continuing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Sep 26, 2018

    While having a current working knowledge of the goings-on of the DC universe would be a plus, the story does an excellent job of setting things up in a way that its accessible for all readers and doesn't loose any of the interest in the process. There's a lot to be interested in here, too, especially with Darkseid's perhaps unexpected role in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Sep 28, 2018

    All in all, Odyssey is a surprisingly solid debut. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Sep 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey is off to a solid enough start, but it's far from perfect. With some improvement, the series can be great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Sep 26, 2018

    Following No Justice, Justice League Odyssey sends a diverse team of heroes (and one mad, manipulative villain), to the far corners of space. While it may be a bit hard to place in regard to the main Justice League title, this is still a book that feels like it will have some big implications on this new and expanding DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 26, 2018

    The debut is a fun start but when you can do anything it feels like it doesn't go far enough to take advantage of the endless possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Sep 27, 2018

    So if you're looking for something different, check out Justice League Odyssey which is on sale now. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Sep 27, 2018

    Being called out to deep space at the request of a dark power to answer an age old prophecy is very much in the day's work of Justice League members. The action and intrigue is there from issue one of this long awaited series and it can go many different directions in Williamson's capable hands, made real with Sejic's attractive cosmic backdrops. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Ian Miller Sep 28, 2018

    Williamson and Sejic bring the long-awaited Odyssey to the starting line with wild, beautiful art and energetic but rooted storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Major Spoilers - Stacy Baugher Sep 26, 2018

    Saddling the initial story with events from another series seems to be stifling a great creative team that holds promise. It's worth a chance to let the story develop. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Reed Hinckley-Barnes Sep 28, 2018

    "Justice League Odyssey" #1 never quite comes together, an idea and team that is much more exciting than its execution. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 26, 2018

    In the final reckoning though, no matter how gorgeous this book is, it is clear that Williamson needs to work out the kinks quick, if he has any hope of overcoming the early issue jitters. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Kevin Lainez Sep 28, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #1 sets the groundwork for the cosmic story that Joshua Williamson is going to tell. The double edge sword of the set-up is that it builds of the events of No Justice well enough, unfortunately the time that has past since that story makes this tough to recommend to new readers. The roster, while having some fan favorites, needs some work to earn the title of Justice League. Luckily Williamson has created a big story that has enough interest behind it that hardcord Justice League fans will enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Sep 26, 2018

    Despite my excitement for Justice League Odyssey, the reality is quite disappointing. There are good ideas here, but the execution falls way short of the expectation " which is a shame considering the creative team was graced with an additional two months to take advantage of fine-tuning the script. I'm going to hope for improvement, but I'm not going to hold my breath. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Sep 26, 2018

    I'd highly recommend avoiding this, but you probably won't listen to me, right? Why would you? Avoid this like the plague. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Sep 27, 2018

    I know some mystery, intrigue, and questioning is a good thing in comics, but it does not feel like much of a team origin here. While Sejic's art steals the show, the fact that Williamson is simply throwing these characters into a high stakes situation without warning or explanation and hoping reader go along for a ride, and that is not good storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Samuel Almeida Sep 26, 2018

    I think by now everyone knows that the first two issues of JLO were totally remade. And i kind of felt that here. The story was a bit rushed and the art (that was still amazing) was also rushed. But i still feel that something good will come out of this title and im positive about its future! Also, Jessica Cruz is amazing and people should read it just for her :)

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  • 9.0
    invertYaxis Sep 27, 2018

    This is a great start. Sejic’s art by itself makes this book worthy it, it’s so beautiful and idealized, yet very life-like. I always enjoy his choices for character design too, which consistently tell a story about who they are, and where they come from. The story is intriguing, and makes it clear on issue one how [redacted] ended up in this team, while still leaving enough mystery for us to wonder what’s next. I also appreciate the pace of this book, current DC books often feel like stories are stretched for too long, or rushed without the necessary development. Issue one took its time defining these characters’ motivations and how they relate to each other, but also advanced the plot enough to make me wish this was a weekly.

  • 10
    Ken b Sep 26, 2018

    LOVED IT

  • 9.5

    JUSTICE LEAGUE: ODYSSEY #1

    Joshua Williamson (Author) • StJepan Sejic (Artist, Cover) 
    •Publisher: DC Comics

    I picked up Justice League Odyssey #1 after seeing one of Richard C. Meyer's videos at Diversity & Comics. Although I didn't enjoy the issue as much as ya Boi Zack, this is an excellent jumping on point. New readers and anyone that is interested in some of DC's lesser known heroes will find enjoyment here.

    Justice League Odyssey spins out of the DC's  "No Justice" event a few months back. It picks up with Green Lantern, Jessica Cruz fighting boredom and patrolling the Ghost Sector. This continues until she's alerted to Brainiacs ship's breaching the Ghost Sector. 

    What she more

  • 9.0
    Br'er Lapin Sep 29, 2018

    Surprisingly good character chemistry, good art, mystery, and... apparently someone worships Cyborg and a crazy batfamily member? Okay, the last part threw me off guard, but I am way too on board with this to see how they will explain this.

  • 9.0
    Shodan Oct 1, 2018

    Besides Azrael, loving the team and with Stjepan's art this is a great first issue. No Justice felt like a dud to me, but hopefully Odyssey coming out of it will be it's saving grace.

  • 8.0
    Comix4fever Sep 27, 2018

    There are some pacing problems... BUT WHO CARES Stjepan Sejic is dawing it!!!!!

  • 7.5
    Dorival Sep 26, 2018

    Okay, i like this issue. I will gave Williamson a chance, by all of the problems they did have. The premisse is interesting, but the thing with Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael was a little weird and forced... this better be good. Stjepan Sejic art is great! Sad we won't have him the entire 12 issues.

  • 7.5
    SloboSOY Sep 27, 2018

    I was more convinced by this issue than the 1 for JL & JLD.
    Sure it's not perfect, but that wasn't bad & seems legit.

    Cover - I really don't like the regular. So I take the dodson. Nice but not really related. 1.5/2
    Writing - Interesting, well made. I was surprised to see a link between Starfire & Cyborg (Like in the pre-flaspoint). That's just not right for the new52 or rebirth version of these character. But I was thrilled by this titans link. 2/3
    Arts - The art was very nice and did a good job taking my hand form the start until the end. 3/3
    Feeling - I wasn't just hooked. Sorry. But way better than JL & JLD 1/2

  • 7.0
    Simon DelMonte Sep 26, 2018

    There is an interesting premise in here somewhere. I will give this a second issue to work. But Williamson doesn't entirely seem to get Starfire or Cyborg.

  • 6.5
    ComickerPerson Sep 26, 2018

    Good art, mediocre writing with long-winded exposition dumps.

  • 6.5
    Nihilist Sep 26, 2018

    If I had to sum up this issue with just two words, they'd be "mixed bag". And it sure is exactly that - not even because it features some strong and weaker elements, but because it's incredibly inconsistent and constantly mixes these elements. On one page, you can admire the art and criticize poor dialogues, on another you may enjoy character interactions, but be underwhelmed with how they're drawned. Heck, pages - some panels themselves are internally conflicted and can't decide if they want to look good, tell a good story, both, or neither. It's unpredictable, and leaves me with no ground to stand on - I can't confidently say I like the story and dialogues when every character and plot element has to be introduced out loud even if it cost more

  • 6.5
    egon244 Sep 27, 2018

    After some hiccups and delays, Justice League Space is finally here to take us on a new adventure.

    Cyborg, Starfire, and Azreal, later joined by Jessica Cruz, go into space to investigate the Ghost Sector, the collection of planets set free in Justice League No Justice.

    And it looks great. Stjepan Sejic's art is awesome. Characters, the overall visuals look great and new looks for Cyborg and Azreal are really pleasant for the eye. Croatian artist unique style works especially well on giant space monsters and characters faces. Emotions, facial expressions - it's all there. It's a shame that after issue 2 he is out of here. I wish he had more work in mainstream comics.

    The story itself is ok, I guess. It l more

  • 6.0
    Batman Jones Sep 26, 2018

    This was disappointing. Sejic is beyond reproach and his work is beautiful but what's going to prop up this seeming misfire when he leaves after 2 issues? Because editorial made him trash his first issues because they changed their minds about the narrative after the issues were written and drawn? I'd be miffed too. And Sejic is holding this book up with his work.

    The writing is unworthy of comment. I will say I expected to love a team with this roster but, though I found the art to be literally awesome, the first issue was a slog to read. So many strong characters and yet the book seems to lack a point of view.

    The nicest thing I can say about the writing is that the twist in the final pages was more compelling than a more

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  • 5.5
    JBL Reviews Sep 29, 2018

    Darkseid here is like a cartoon version of what he should be. And the story he tells? Give me a break.

  • 5.0
    Herushalaim Sep 27, 2018

    Bleh

  • 5.0
    daddyT Sep 27, 2018

    it was a good premise, with GREAT ART, until... omg... really? the ending is about as stupid a storyline as I've ever seen.

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 5.
    +1 because: the art was definitely above average.
    -1 because: Jessica and Simon are still partners as of a week ago...
    -1 because: team up with Darkseid? and Jess, Cyborg, and Azrael are the Old Gods?

  • 4.5
    ohhaimark Sep 28, 2018

    THE GOOD:

    -Stjepan Sejic's art is great. He has always been one of my favorites currently working in comics and this issue is no exception. (And no, I did not just copy-and-paste that name)

    -I think Joshua Williamson is a great writer for Jessica. He captures her personality the best out of any other character.

    -This is mainly due to the artwork, but I thought the action scenes were great. Very cinematic-feeling.

    -I'm excited to see what the series does with Darkseid. I liked the way he was used in this issue.

    THE BAD:

    -This issue attempts to copy the narration style of Snyder's Justice League in the first few pages. There are two problems. One is that while Snyder and Tynion more

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