Justice League: Odyssey #12

Writer: Dan Abnett Artist: Will Conrad Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 14, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 19
8.2Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The new reign of Darkseid begins in the Ghost Sector! With the death of the New Gods, he plans to use the Sepulkore to rebuild a new army, but even the great Darkseid couldn't enslave and control the Ghost Sector alone. He'll require the help of the New Gods' newest heralds: Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael!  

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - James Stone Aug 14, 2019

    This issue was a thing of genuine beauty and was written and paced perfectly. The suspense built slowly, yet it never gave you time to predict what could happen at the next turn. The detail in the action sequences was complimented, as always, by the sharp vibrant colors. The whole issue has this dark orange and red tone, which sets the mood perfectly. I cannot compliment this series and issue more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 14, 2019

    Will Conrad illustrates this issue beautifully. All of the characters look amazing and the action is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Aug 14, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey took longer than its fellow Justice League books to get going, but now it's become one of the more improved titles over the last four months. With this big arc and shocking cliffhanger, the title looks to be well on its way to must-read status each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Aug 14, 2019

    With Justice League Odyssey #12, Abnett has given fans of the series their Empire Strikes Back moment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco CSW/CSS Aug 14, 2019

    Woah, this was heavy. Darkseid's plan falls into place perfectly, he's scary and menacing as $#!+, and then there are the last few pages that totally broke my friggin' heart and I'm still sad about. We finally have a relevant issue where the important stuff happens, in a book that should have been relevant with important stuff happening this whole time, and it's sooooo gooood. And that art? Amazing. Anyways... I'm going curl up in the fetal position and cry in the shower now. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Aug 14, 2019

    Ouch, I think the Odyssey team may have taken more of a licking than the actual Justice League fighting to stop this impending doom. We all knew that Darkseid was going to knock them down a peg, but you couldn't have expected how easily that would be for him by the end of Justice League Odyssey #12. Next month should be very interesting, because there is no guessing how they will overcome this loss. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Aug 14, 2019

    The Odyssey team faced an impossible task as they geared up to face a calculated Darkseid that's planned out every move that's taken place since the beginning of the series. The only intangible is Green Lantern Jessica Cruz. But she may not be enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Gregory Ellner Aug 19, 2019

    Darkseid is, and the story of the Justice League Odyssey has truly hit its stride for moving forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 14, 2019

    After taking a year and a variety of creative teams to get here, Justice League Odyssey delivers a strong climatic issue to its first major storyline in Justice League Odyssey #12 " but the events that happen within seem so destined to be reversed that it sort of blunts the impact. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 14, 2019

    Dan Abnett and Will Conrad give this issue an appropriately epic feel, but I really hope that the last page is somehow a misdirect. Otherwise, this issue is going to leave a bunch of fans really upset. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Nancy Northcott Aug 14, 2019

    This issue is mostly a series of fights leading to a major development and the next stage of this arc. The individual battles are believable, if sometimes perfunctory, with Jessica's really standing out. She is the only Leaguer who really gets a chance to show her mettle. The story would've been better with less verbose narration from Darkseid and more internal reactions from the heroes. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 1, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #12(Abnett, Conrad) sees Darkseid's plans go into full motion and results in the apparent death of a major character, yet still manages to leave me feeling empty after reading. Read Full Review

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