Justice League: Odyssey #2

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 24, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 31
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael debate whether so-called "God of Evil" Darkseid should have joined the team. (Too late-that evil horse has left the barn!) But before the team can resolve this conflict, they're forced into action when Vril Dox takes an interest in the Coluan refugees, attacking their ship with a new Manhunter army of his own creation. 'Cuz more violence is always the answer!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Oct 24, 2018

    Come for the art, stay for the well-cracted and interesting story that will keep you wondering what's next with the same level of depth most books take many, many more issues to reach. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 24, 2018

    This comic is cool. Not only do we get stellar art and storytelling, but in some ways it addresses the idea and importance of a Trinity. Im excited to see just how Starfire, Cyborg, and Azrael become analogues for the DC Trinity, but also how Jessica becomes part of the larger picture. There seems to be so much in store for this series and I cant wait to see it. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Oct 24, 2018

    Secrets remain in the Ghost Sector and Darkseid believes that Starfire, Cyborg, and Azrael are the keys to unlocking them and saving the multiverse. Darkseid seems to know more than he lets on but his true plan has not been revealed yet. Starfire is able to meet a being from a race of people who worship her as a god. Starfire is introduced to an item of immense power presented to her by one of these worshippers, and the power overwhelms her. Is Starfire becoming the god that was prophesied? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 25, 2018

    But right now, the first two issues have given me every reason to believe that Williamson and Sejic are up to the task they have set themselves. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Oct 24, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #2 was a great transition from the opening chapter. We knew what and who brought them to the Ghost Sector, and now we know that there might be a cost to what they uncover about this foretold destiny. This creative team is doing things with these heroes that is refreshing. If you are fans of a new sense of direction for them that's outside of their comfort zone, this is a book worth your investment. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Oct 23, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #2 reveals the strange space religions revolving Starfire, Cyborg, and Azrael, and it's as creepy as you'd think it'd be. But the strength of the issue was how the character's motivations pull us forward in the story by providing organic situations that convey their stances. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Oct 24, 2018

    With a strong opening sequence and an ending that conjures great interest in the further exploration of the impending doom that the Multiverse faces,Justice League Odyssey (2018-) #2is an entertaining read that leaves readers asking, "What if?" Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 24, 2018

    Sejic's art is truly a highlight of this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 24, 2018

    Bits and Pieces:This was another fun read like the first issue but this one really showed the stakes involved. People are dying, they have no way of communicating with the Green Lantern Corps or the Justice League, and they don't even know if they can really get out at all. And again, the characters are true to their personalities, the dialogue is excellent, and holy freakin' crap the art is GORGEOUS. I thought Sejic was only doing the first issue but I'm glad that he's at least doing a few. So I'm giving it another high score. Even though we're only two issues deep, I'm loving this series so far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Oct 24, 2018

    The slow roll doesnt make for the most exciting issue, but Williamson is establishing a solid foundation. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Milo Milton Jefferies Oct 30, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #2 continues the strong start of the first issue by plunging us into the thick of things with the return of Darkseid. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Oct 24, 2018

    I greatly enjoyed this. The Darkseid bit seems massively contrived to me since I'd prefer our heroes to discover their mission on their own terms, instead of being told by Darkseid who literally disappears after the goal is made clear. The art is brilliant but will be missed. Check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 24, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey, Joshua Williamson's ambitious deep-space adventure title isn't so much a Justice League title as the title advertises " it actually has more in common with Guardians of the Galaxy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Oct 26, 2018

    Much has been made about a new direction for the League both creatively and within the story. If you have at all been disappointed in the last few months by the main teams actions or even if you havent, Justice League Odyssey offers an entirely cosmic twist featuring characters that you know who arent often featured elsewhere. And once youve found your bearings theres a lot to love about the epic size of this storyline and the art that lives up to such lofty aspirations. Time to pack your bags because as the name suggests, this corner of the Justice League is going for a ride. Whether or not its a bumpy one, it should definitely be memorable. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Oct 24, 2018

    While the comic isn't the grand cosmic adventure I was expecting, the series so far is improving and has a vibe to it that reminds me of the recent Dark Knights: Metal event. I have a feeling the overall story is going to be more enjoyable than each part as the puzzle comes together. So far, it's intriguing though not quite enough to get me truly excited. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Oct 24, 2018

    With what feels like a very dark ending to the issue, we're all left bemused by the mystery. It's too early into the series to receive any real answers, but I feel that the mystery isn't what we're meant to focus on. Maybe we should see how this team tackles the troubles they find in deep space, and wonder about their shared fate later. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Outright Geekery - Antonio Pedro Oct 26, 2018

    It's an ok issue. I'm really only writing this review because I have the distinct feeling no one is reading this book. The writing isn't bad and the art is quite attractive, but it's such a slow burn that it's impossible to recommend. Maybe once it really gets going I can tell you "This book has a slow start but it really picks up in issue whatever" but, so far, I can say that it's fine. Pick it up if it seems interesting, but otherwise you can probably skip it. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Oct 26, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #2 is definitely an improvement compared to its debut, but there are still some opportunities that need to be sorted through. While the plot and narrative as a whole are quite intriguing, the dialogue and script could stand to endure a little more work before publication. Read Full Review

  • 5.3
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Oct 26, 2018

    Bland characters and rushed art make Justice League Odyssey #2 a mediocre issue. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Oct 25, 2018

    The visually stunning artwork is only more disappointing wants you realize it is only an exquisite husk for a relatively empty interior devoid of meaning Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Samuel Almeida Oct 24, 2018

    Its better than JLO#1. I have high hopes for this. Cosmic adventures, if well done, are my favorite kind of comics. And Jessica Cruz, man. I just love her.

  • 7.5
    egon244 Oct 25, 2018

    Well, this was better.

    This issue was a big improvement over the last one. And I'm not talking about art. The art was impeccable just like last time. I'm talking about the story. It became much more interesting and actually made me wonder what will happen next.

    Some very old alien races worshiping our heroes as gods? How can this be? And can Darkseid have some actually higher motives than ruling the universe?

    Yeah, this book has my interest now.

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  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 2, 2019

    I’m not really invested in this, and I don’t think Darkseid is very in character at this point.

  • 9.0
    daddyT Oct 29, 2018

    from a base of 6, this gets a rating of: 9.
    +1 because: Stepan is SO GOOD
    +2 because: these 'released worlds from Colu' stories could be very interesting

  • 8.5
    Comix4fever Oct 31, 2018

    The foil cover is only thing I did not like.

  • 8.5
    Shodan Nov 5, 2018

    Cosmic DC hasn't really been my thing - but with Stjepan on art I will continue getting this book until he's no longer drawing it.

    Jessica Cruz and Starfire look amazing and that panel of Darkseid and Cyborg squaring off is so cool..

    Enough about the art though - I do like this team, really interesting pairings. I have no previous knowledge of Azrael so whether or not this is within character I can't say. I am excited for Darkseid to eventually betray everyone, but for now down for the ride. Tying into the release of all the worlds in No Justice was a nice touch - this book is turning out to be a lot better than that event.

  • 7.5
    Simon DelMonte Oct 24, 2018

    A fair sight better than the last issue, if still a little clunky in spots. Great art.

  • 7.5
    SloboSOY Oct 26, 2018

    I didn't plan to take this issue. The one for me was way better than Justice League & Justice League Dark, but i wasn't that interested.
    Thanks to my curiosity I open it and the art made me try it. So yeah there is some issue like how Azrael is written. But I will fiercely defend the choice for Jessica. I think the gardian think it was a simple job (After all nothing can exit the zone & they make this a No Go Zone. So what can turn wrong right ?). And jessica access very fast that they aren't in force to do something there, so she try to send a message to the corps. I also like how Starfire is written. Cyborg is a little less annoying than in JL and even have a good line when darkseid can't take him out. And yeah Darkseid isn't the one more

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Oct 23, 2018

    While still little fuzzy on the details, this first story arc seems like it will either be a one of the best or falls to its death. Starting out good is what we get in a lot of DC books, now let’s see if it can maintain that, something that most DC books don’t do. Hoping next issue answers more questions on Darkseid since last we saw him in Wonder Woman. Btw loving how much Jessica has grew since her rebirth first issue in Green Lanterns

  • 7.0
    Darkseid24 Oct 24, 2018

    It was ok, but nothing outstanding for me. It is nice to see Darkseid not being portrayed as a total idiot, but this current reminder of his humiliating deafeat in Darkseid War is just getting annoying. What I also don’t like is, that the origin of the New Gods are ignored again, but it’s too early to judge what is really up with the old gods here. I hope this series will restore Darkseids former glory.

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Feb 2, 2019

    After an extremely long layover between reviews, we pick up with our makeshift Justice League team (Azrael, Cyborg, Starfire, and GL Jessica Cruz) as they battle Darkseid. 

    JL Odyssey #2 is a decent read. The art is amazing the plot is interesting but the dialogue, particularly in the first half is very choppy. The confrontation between Darkseid and the League goes about as well as can be expected as he quickly dispatches Azrael, Starfire, and Cruz. Cyborg manages to hold his own against Darkseid which leads him to draw the conclusion that something is wrong with the Lord of Apokalips. 

    Darkseid pulls Cyborg to the site of a temple littered with the bodies of the planet's inhabitants. Curiously, there is also a la more

  • 4.5
    Psycamorean Oct 25, 2018

    The dialogue is really bad at some points. I'm not on board for this weird plot.

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