Justice League: Odyssey #4

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: S-bis Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 27
7.3Critic Rating
6.9User Rating

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Next stop on the Odyssey-Planet Cyborg! The space-faring Justice League travels to a new world that worships Cyborg, and meets a population that's obsessed with body modification in preparation for a galactic war. Cyborg and Azrael clash over whether to stop the simmering standoff or continue following the clues left behind by Darkseid. Elsewhere, Starfire and Green Lantern Jessica Cruz infiltrate the society's upper crust in order to decipher the second language on the codex.

  • 8.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 2, 2019

    Brinoes' art is amazing. There are so many detailed panels that caught my eye, but some of my favorites are the ones showcasing the beautiful backgrounds and cityscapes. Everything looked really good and complemented the story really well. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 2, 2019

    Diving further into the mythology behind Justice League Odysseys gives us a chance to look more closely at each characters role among the team. This time, we see Cyborgs continued hesitation about his status as a god, and what everyone will do in order to have their desired story play out. JLOdyssey ends up being not just a narrative adventure, but one for the creators, whose choices provide new and interesting ways to view the story and the characters who inform it. This latest installment is another great example of how a story, wild at its inception, can coalesce from varying ideas and still keep an air of mystery and surprise. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 2, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #4places Cyborg front and center as he grapples with the morality of accepting his role as a god if it means being able to save an entire race of people. That might seem like a heavy burden, but it's just a normal Wednesday for Vic. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 2, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #4 takes us deeper into the madness of these races of people worshiping gods they have never met. The reluctance and shock experienced this time around was fitting for what this Machine world had in store for the Odyssey team. Issue #5 should be one to anticipate when right now we are getting two very different reactions to being worshiped as a god. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jan 8, 2019

    This gorgeous space opera reaches new heights with this issue, making for an entertaining read regardless of the lack of overall importance in the grand scheme of things. Briones makes his mark as a perfect fit for the title and Williamsons scripts as the JLO comes one step closer to forming together officially. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Jan 4, 2019

    This issue helps bring the series into better focus, and has a fun time doing it. I'm still not sure where the book as a whole is going, but I'm interested to find out as the slow-reveal of the bigger plot paints an intriguing picture. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 2, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #4 makes a couple of things pretty apparent. The first is that Darkseid is up to something, which really isn't a surprise considering its Darkseid. The second is that each of our heroes, save for maybe Jessica, is going to find themselves worshipped. But once you get past those fairly thin elements of the issue there's a lot to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jan 2, 2019

    The mysteries of the Ghost Sector continue but the team is slowly discovering more answers as to why they are worshipped as gods. Each "god" has met their followers but still do not fully understand why they are worshipped. Darkseid may know the answers and he seems to be assembling his own team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - D. Ivester Jan 1, 2019

    What is making this series really enjoyable right now though is this group of heroes, having a team like this is just weird but their personalities bounce off each other really well and gives us a new dynamic to separate themselves from others like the main Justice League and the Suicide Squad. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jan 2, 2019

    Throughout this story, one character who does technically qualify as one of the leads, has been busy. Darkseid has been a malevolent guide on the sidelines. He was included among the line up for this series, so it's easy to assume he'd be significant. At present, he's little more than on the fringes, delivering foreboding prophecies. I sincerely hope his relevance to the series increases, and Soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jan 15, 2019

    I still do recommend the series, and I still and looking forward to where it will go. I just didnt care for this chapter too much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 2, 2019

    Like its sister titles, Justice League Odyssey is a very ambitious title, creating an elaborate mythology that expands on the plot elements introduced by the breaking of the Source Wall. Unlike the other books, I'm not sure that mythology is coming together so far " and it's not likely to, given that Josh Williamson is likely leaving after next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jan 2, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #4 features a lot of intriguing ideas. Unfortunately, the payoff for some of these ideas falls flat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weird Science - Joey Casco Jan 2, 2019

    This was a recovery from the last issue and I enjoyed it. It feels like we're getting somewhere now with the question of why Tamaran was the last world collected, what happened at the very end which I won't spoil, and in its value for team building. The Odyssey group is such a great mix of characters for a space adventure, but they really haven't felt like they were coming together as a team until now. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - Greg Lincoln Jan 7, 2019

    So many questions about the Ghost Sector that no one appears to be asking. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jan 3, 2019

    One more issue 'til Abnett. One more issue 'til Abnett. One more issue 'til Abnett. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Jun 3, 2019

    This has been going on forever and it’s so tiring and like what is up with this garbage god test? These people deserve to be duped. Also Azrael feels crazy out of character to me, though I admit that I’m not as familiar with him as I could be.

  • 7.0
    Nihilist Jan 2, 2019

    Odyssey established itself as a fun series with colorful cast of characters with different personalities and approaches to given problems. It may not be outstanding, but it most definitely fits under the umbrella of "enjoyable comic".
    I'm still interested in the story, and wonder how and why some of our heroes are being perceived as gods among civilizations they see in every issue. That's a good premise for a huge mystery driving the entire run, and each month I wonder where it's going to lead.
    Overall, good comic.

  • 7.0
    waltgator93 Jan 2, 2019

    Finally the story gets picked up and interesting although the fight with Azrael and Cyborg got bit confused with why Azrael. Art was great. But the dialogue unfortunately seems a bit off

  • 7.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jan 26, 2020

    When DC comics split the Justice League into three titles (Justice League, Justice League Odyssey, Justice League Dark) I was pumped. I added all three titles to my pull list. I got back into comics in 2015 and hadn't found a team book that worked for me. The best of the bunch was Justice League Dark but one of the nagging issues with all three titles was the decompressed storytelling. This hits JL Odyssey particularly hard because I'm not familiar with most of the team and they are in a location I know even less about.

    Decompressed storytelling only worked in books that are manned by top tier writers who are great at pacing. Decompressed books also need to be affordable or readers will either wait for the trade or drop out of t more

  • 6.5
    Samuel Almeida Jan 2, 2019

    Thats it for me. Im giving up on this series. The story is just OK, The art is just OK... Overall, JLO is very "OK, it exists". While reading this i felt like Gordon Ramsay tasting dishes "Its just bland. Tasteless".

  • 6.0
    Tizze Jan 2, 2019

    Art is fine, but i'm really lacking interest in this story.

  • 6.0
    Darkseid24 Jan 2, 2019

    This story seems ok so far, but nothing outstanding. In this issue Cyborg has to prove, that he is worthy to be called a god, while Darkseid is seeking Blackfire for help.
    I‘m only reading this series because of Darkseid& when it comes to him his portrayal is a lot better than in every other story, since New52 started. Darkseid seems to act more like the tactician he really is, but there are still so many things, that are wrong. Darkseid still hasn’t got his full power back& maybe that’s why he seeks the help of characters, who are much weaker than him. Why not Desaad? DC totally ruined their friendship. It also feels wrong, that the citizens of the Cyborg planet were able to built a mother box, since Apokolips & New Genesis have more

  • 6.0
    Simon DelMonte Jan 6, 2019

    Yelling the booyah is not enough to make this series come together. I am out for now.

  • 4.5
    YourGreenMuse Jan 4, 2019

    I thought this was pretty bland and boring.

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 10
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
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  • 8.0
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  • 8.0
    Dorival Jan 3, 2019

  • 7.5
    Jorge Mendes Jan 3, 2019

  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 7.0
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  • 6.5
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  • 6.5
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  • 6.0
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  • 6.0
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  • 5.0
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