Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Justice League Odyssey #10 Review




Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Daniel Sampere, Juan Albarran, Ivan Plascencia, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 12, 2019

Review by Joey Casco of TheWineStalker.net

Two weeks have past since the last issue (well, a month for us but two weeks for our Odyssey team) and all this while they've been going around the Ghost Sector collecting Darkseid's relics, but the plan is to turn on him when they have them all.

Right now they've split up, with Jessica and Azrael on one planet and Starfire and Cyborg on another. 

In a great opening scene on Magmotha, Jessica and Azrael fight more aliens programmed by Brainiac to stop Darkseid from obtaining the relic hidden there. It's raining heavily, and Jess's ring only has 7% power, but she's got a gun and looks pretty awesome in a cloak and goggles. She ends up using a little bit of power to cause an explosion and rid them of these weird octopus / creepy baby things, and they go and collect the relic. But not before Azrael uses that newly acquired "voice" of his where everybody does what he says, although it was by mistake, and after she realizes it Jess gets kind of upset. If Darkseid is influencing him then that means he can influence all of them, so Azrael has to try his best not to use that voice.



Meanwhile, Starfire and Cyborg are fighting the Eskaton. These are creatures that were supposedly mythological and were to come to destroy the very last of the New Gods when there was only one left, and that last one is Darkseid. Starfire uses her new turbo-boost of power to finish them, they collect their relic and get the hell out of there.

They all meet back at the ship and take a look at the ten relics that they've collected. They did it! The treasure hunt is over, and it'll soon be time to confront Darkseid himself.



But first, Cyborg and Jessica take a little walk together to have a word. Neither of them is sure that they can trust Starfire and/or Azrael because they seem so far in Darkseid's grasp and too willing to do his bidding. When they get back, Starfire and Azrael tell them that they know they don't trust them but they have every intention of betraying Darkseid. It's kinda creepy, actually. I don't trust them.

It's then that they're suddenly transported to a planet or a moon (it looks like our moon, actually), and a boom tube opens up. Darkseid walks through and says "Good. You have done your work. Now we can begin."

Bits and Pieces

See, this is what I expected out of this book this whole time! Lost in space, low on resources, desperate for survival, going to different worlds, and kicking some butt. You all know my love for Jessica Cruz and she is a total badass here. I really hate the Azrael voice thing so I’m taking half a point off just for that, but I enjoyed the crap out of this issue and I can't wait to see what Jessica and Cyborg do now that Darkseid is back. Will they have to fight Starfire and Azrael to go through with their plan?

7.5/10

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