Justice League: Odyssey #5

Writer: Joshua Williamson Artist: Carmine Di Giandomenico Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 30, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 21
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

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It's Cyborg and Jessica Cruz versus giant battle robots-to the death! To save her teammates, Starfire must absorb the next language in the Codex in order to gain new, dark powers. But this Rosetta Stone could prove dangerous to Kory! And betrayal looms for the Odyssey League when Rapture kidnaps Azrael and offers him a deal that could save the Ghost Sector-as long as he sells out his teammates.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Nicole Drum Jan 30, 2019

    While it's anyone's guess how things will fully play out, Justice League Odyssey #5 is an outstanding entry, and it's one you don't want to miss. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Chris Showalter Jan 30, 2019

    With Justice League Odyssey #5, Williamson provides us with the tightest and strongest narrative since the series' first issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Marcus Freeman Jan 30, 2019

    Things have been kicked up a notch in the newest issue of Justice League Odyssey. Cyborg has discovered not only Darkseid's true plan, but also the location of Tamaran. Darkseid begins his quest to rule the Ghost Sector, and Azrael's followers have declared war on the "Old Gods". Is our team of heroes enough to protect and bring order to this dangerous sector? Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jan 30, 2019

    Carmine Di Giandomenico's art is beautiful in its detailed chaos. There is so much happening on the page visually, but there is focus among the action and every page contains something amazingly detailed to admire. There are so many great panels to look at in this issue and the pace of the story is also found in the art. It's a visceral, visual feast for the eyes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Feb 4, 2019

    After a shaky start,Justice League Odyssey is really starting to go places. I'm excited to see where it heads! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jan 30, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #5 was met with excellent pacing and discovery which has taken us farther than you thought we would be at this point in the series. Exploration and adventure is great, but so is progress. It's great that this creative team is trying to give us all of that and much more. Especially now that it is currently more dangerous than it has ever been to find yourself in a place like the Ghost Sector. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 22, 2019

    Without his art, I suspect my problems with the storyline would be much greater. So its a darn good thing his visuals make this fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Richard Gray Jan 31, 2019

    This book is genuinely weird, evidenced by the fact that the mismatched crew find themselves on a planet that worships the Azrael while Starfire and Jessica Cruz ride Lantern constructs while battling robots. Yet in the heart of all this insanity, writer Joshua Williamson end his run by cleverly weaving in a story involving Cyborg and Darkseid that promises to have Multiversal implications. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Black Nerd Problems - Morgan Hampton Jan 30, 2019

    Justice League Odyssey #5 reminds us that this book is a puzzle piece in the enormous Justice League story being told across three books right now. If you're a completionist like myself, this is one of the things you live for. All these books are droppin' mad breadcrumbs, and I'm getting fat off all the clues and threads. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 30, 2019

    This issue feels like the end of act one, as the ragtag group of heroes discovers the true nature of the threat they're facing and regroups. It's all a mess, but it's an entertaining mess " and would be more so if it wasn't for the fact that this story will likely be completely retooled again next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S. Lodi Feb 4, 2019

    While not without its flaws, "Justice League Odyssey" #5 amps up its game and sets the board from some unique events going forward. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Dark Knight News - Adam Ray Jan 30, 2019

    This issue feels very crucial for the future of the series. Many complications have presented themselves to our heroes, and it's all going to get more tense in deep space. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Feb 6, 2019

    Williamson and Giandomenico continue to display their ability to collaborate tremendously well, although this entertaining space opera lacks the higher purpose, still remains an entertaining title will bringing readers out each month. As the JLO move one step closer towards becoming a true to form team, secrets still hide behind everything, especially when Darkseid is involved. Read Full Review

  • 5.8
    Weird Science - Joey Casco Jan 30, 2019

    This whole series should be so much better. So I'm also glad that Abnett is jumping on as the writer of this series starting with the next issue. Hopefully, he'll shed some light on why they're worshipped as gods, smooth out the storytelling, and make this thing as good as it started. Read Full Review

  • 1.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Jan 30, 2019

    This was a forgettable arc that calls into question this books entire existence. I sincerely hope Dan Abnett will prove why it has one. Read Full Review

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