Justice League: Odyssey #3

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 28
6.6Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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Space may very well be the final frontier for the Odyssey team! It's bad enough when the very environment of space wants to kill you, but when Vril Dox shows up and attacks with an army of Brainiac robots, what chance does the Odyssey team have? Of course, Vril's just doing this to save the Coluan refugees aboard the ship, right? He wouldn't have some ulterior motive, would he? And can the team really trust that Darkseid-who's also aboard their ship-won't try to destroy the universe? Cyborg, Starfire, Green Lantern Jessica Cruz and Azrael are on it!

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Dec 2, 2018

    The plot is tight, the characterization effective, and the art is really engaging. I have high expectations for this series now that we are three issues in, higher than I had before it began. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Nov 28, 2018

    We have much to be excited for in upcoming issues. A new force is coming for the Justice League. With the idea of Cyborg, Starfire, and Azrael as elder gods, an entity like this makes total sense. The implications around a figure like this validates why Azrael is on this team. Combined with Darkseid's meddling, this issue finally leaves me excited and scared for what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 28, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #3 is not a book that you should sleep on from DC. This one is fun because you are simply along for the ride like the rest of the Odyssey team. You know as much as they do, and you are just as prepared as they are when the next twist comes their way that pushes them further towards this hyped up destiny as Old Gods. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 28, 2018

    Briones' art is incredible in this issue. There are so many great panels, especially the action ones. My favorite is the escape from the planet and Jessica's construct. Great art throughout. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Nov 29, 2018

    There are so many reasons that this series shouldn't work as well as it does: it's an unlikely combination of heroes, and a Multiversal McGuffin that could be exchanged out for just about anything, and the well-publicized behind the panel shenanigans that led to the scrapping of some issues. Yet writer Joshua Williamson's exploration of the Ghost Sector and the planets coming out of Colu is as exciting and new as the worlds of Dark Knights: Metal. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Nov 28, 2018

    The mystery of the Ghost Sector is slowly but surely being solved by the Justice League Odyssey team. The more answers they receive however, the more strange things become for them. Starfire received the idolatry treatment last issue, and this time it looks like things are being set up for Cyborg to receive the same treatment. Azrael also has a dark disciple that is not above shedding blood to prove his devotion. The big question is what does Darkseid have to do with this makeshift team and the Ghost Sector, and what does he have to gain? Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Nov 28, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #3 gives us some hearty moments with our characters as they get some time to just be people in the midst of all the craziness. But that moment is fleeting as a new threat is revealed to be on their tail. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Dec 8, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #3 continues to build the world that's gradually being established and explored as the series goes on. It hasn't quite gelled yet, but it really has the potential to be a whiz-bang space opera full of intrigue, action, and strong characterization. What more could a fan want? Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 28, 2018

    This was the weakest issue of the series so far. Justice League Odyssey has potential with one of DCs brightest creators behind it, but were reaching the point where it needs to start turning the corner to become a cant-miss title. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hussein Wasiti Nov 28, 2018

    I enjoyed this. I understand that the sheen of the story is going to wear thin very soon so I hope Williamson keeps it exciting. The art was stupendous, however. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 28, 2018

    Overall, this series hasn't yet convinced me that it can turn this odd mix of characters into a cohesive team. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Dec 3, 2018

    Despite inconsistent artwork, "Justice League Odyssey" #3 briskly establishes relationships between the cast members of the team and a new conflict. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Donovan Walls Nov 28, 2018

    A competent installment of Justice League Odyssey pushes the story forward, though where exactly it's pushing it to is left unclear. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Nov 28, 2018

    It's not a bad issue but it's a big step back, and I actually liked it better during the second reading than the first. It's really just to get them from Starfire's worshipers to another member's worshipers so I'll give it a pass. The art is good except there's something off about Starfire. In the story, it blew an opportunity to really have Starfire do some cool stuff in the beginning, which was a huge letdown. Really all the great moments in this series so far belong to Jessica and she has two in this one issue. And moving forward I'm interested in seeing what's going on with this Rapture guy. Until next month, safe travels in the Cosmos! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Nov 28, 2018

    Justice League Odyssey #3 is the issue of the story that starts to plunge what could otherwise be a very thin premise into real story depth. It's a solid read. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Comic Crusaders - Kevin Given Nov 28, 2018

    An exciting fast paced issue highlights the alien world that our heroes visit. Will the inhabitants be friend or foe? Upon initial contact, they seem friendly enough. So now they have to fix their damaged ship and find a way home. However, the way the inhabitants of this world see Cyborg may make it difficult, even if they can get their ship fixed. Oh, they're not being cruel to him, it's just the opposite…to be continued. *** (8.3 rating) Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald Nov 28, 2018

    If I had to some up this book, it would be, "Random space action with generic characters and poor execution." Take that as you will. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Batman Universe - Bob Moriarty Nov 30, 2018

    Cosmic stories are marathons not sprints, and there is a foundation thats been laid here. Maybe Abnett and Williamson are in communication. If anybody knows how to pull an eclectic set of pieces together and cook up a weird, spacey gumbo, its Dan Abnett.But the bottom line is, the momentum this book had, got clotheslined this issue. For a book I had looked forward to this was a tough showing. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Nov 28, 2018

    This is a book without purpose. The book lost its artist after two issues, and even Williamson himself is ditching the title after issue 6. I have faith Dan Abnett will be able to give purpose to this team as he has to Aquaman and the Titans. Until then, the my outlook on the title is quite pessimistic. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    I still feel like I haven’t really been given any stakes or anything to care about yet.

  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Nov 30, 2018

    I find you a lot harsh with this book. I enjoyed it very much. I love the connection between Cyborg & Starfire. Jessica make me smile when she don't want to be teamed with Azrael. At first I find the arrival of the medic alien a little sloppy & easy, but there is a good surprise (yeah I didn't see that coming). And I'm more and more hooked by the univers we see. I love so much Raptor Armor more close to the outfit I like for Azrael.

    Cover - It's really a good work, and I find it a little related to what I read. 1.5/2
    Writing - For me no issue with the story. It's clear and nicely narrate. 3/3
    Arts - Not perfect, but I really liked the art and the coloring on the story. The layout are good. 2.5/3
    Feeling - I think I more

  • 7.5
    Darkseid24 Nov 28, 2018

    I think the story has its flaws like Starfire, Cyborg etc. being old gods, but maybe it’s just part of Darkseids plan. Overall I am glad to have a story, that doesn’t portray Darkseid as a total idiot as he was portrayed as since New52 started. My hope is, that this story restores Darkseid former glory.

  • 7.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Dec 3, 2018

    The art took a pretty sizable hit and that is pretty unfortunate. Darkseid disgusing himself as a medic also seemed a bit cartoony. Overall, I still got some enjoyment out of it.

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Nov 28, 2018

    Overall a pretty solid and intriguing issue, giving more fuel to slowly unraveling "old" gods mythology. It's fast paced, which some readers may find a bit overwhelming, since the action never stops to catch a break. Main characters have few moments to slowly bond, but for now, I still wouldn't call them a team. They share some goals, they know each other, but it's going to take some time for them to actually unite.

    I liked this issue - it's nothing I would call outstanding, but it's most definitely good, enjoyable, tense and few times also surprising. Worth checking out.

  • 7.0
    egon244 Dec 2, 2018

    "Praise the Machine!"

    So Stjepan's gone. That's a shame. The new artist is ok, but sometimes faces and some characters, especially Starfire, look a bit odd.

    The story itself is interesting, it got much better than it was in the debut issue, and characters interactions and the dialogue are pretty good.

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 20, 2019

    One of the hardest parts of being a comic reviewer is encountering a string of mediocre comics. Good comics you're typically excited to get your feelings out there. Bad comics tend to be easy to poke holes into and format into a review. With books that fall into the meh category, it's hard to find motivation at all. 

    I actually forgot I owned this comic, it got mixed up in a long box by accident. I guess I know why now. Justice League Odyssey #3 isn't terrible, it simply exists. 

    The comic picks up after the cliffhanger of the last issue with Starfire being out of control and the makeshift Justice League having to deal that. 

    Sadly the cover and first few pages are the most exciting aspects o more

  • 6.0
    waltgator93 Nov 27, 2018

    Issue was alright, some dialogue felt weird but most of it was good! Not a fan of how Jessica is being written in this issue. Art very good! Still have no idea what the plan is for Darkseid on this comic but hopefully it’s revealed soon! Is he fully with them or just pulling their strings..

  • 6.0
    Samuel Almeida Nov 28, 2018

    Im giving it a 6/10 because theres elements here that, if done well, could really work in the future. If the series doesnt get cancelled.

    Alright. What happened? For some reason it doesnt seem like the writer is putting enough effort in this series and i already miss Stjepan Sejic. The artist in this issue is not bad, but losing the artist that was supposed to be the only one after 2 issues is kind of bad.

    I wonder what really happened with those 2 issues that they "lost" months ago. Somethings fishy. I mean, how does a giant Company loses two already finished and ready to print issues of a series that makes the writer and the artist start over and change stuff in the middle? We may never know what actually happened bu more

  • 5.5
    YourGreenMuse Nov 30, 2018

    This was a little above average. I hope we get some actual explanations for everything, but who knows? Some of the dialogue isn't very good. It's basically just some of the ideas that intrigue me and the brisk pace probably didn't hurt.

  • 4.0
    ComickerPerson Nov 28, 2018

    Not worth reading without Sejic's art.

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    JBL Reviews Nov 29, 2018

    I guess I can be done with this series. I was iffy before, but couldn’t even finish the issue.

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