Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Justice League Odyssey #13 Review


CRUZ IS RISEN

Writer: Dan Abnett
Artists: Will Conrad, Cliff Richards, Rain Beredo, Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: September 11th, 2019

Review by Joey Casco of TheWineStalker.net

I apologize for delaying this review a whole week but it's my own damn fault. I kept procrastinating with starting my latest big article for my own blog and next thing I knew I didn't have a lot of time left to write it, so I had to power that out instead! But because this issue has already been out for a week, I'm gonna keep this quick.

In the last issue Cyborg, Azrael, and Starfire become completely under the control of Darkseid as he has created his new Apocolips in the Ghost Sector. What else happened? Oh yeah... he killed Jessica Cruz by frying her to a crisp with his Omega beams.

90 light-years away from the Ghost Sector, her crispy remains are teleported to a space station along with Blackfire and some mysterious giant block. A man who calls himself Okkult (who won't show his face), Dex-Starr the Red Lantern cat and a technician named Arla Hax are trying to summon New Gods to help fight Darkseid, unaware that all of the New Gods except Darkseid are dead. By using a machine that they call the Summoner they can find and beam up anything with high levels of Omega energy, and that's exactly what it did. Crispy Jessica, Blackfire, and the block have all come in contact with Darkseid.



While Blackfire is showing her displeasure in being taken away from Tamaran, Jessica walks into the room all beat up... but she's alive and not crispy anymore! Well, she WAS dead but her ring was crushed into her hand and the fragments are using the Omega energy to repair her body. After things are cleared up among everybody, Jess tries to contact the Justice League but we see that Okkult is blocking her transmission.

Darkseid must have seen Jessica's remains be teleported away because all of a sudden the station is attacked by his para-angels, and they use little Boom Tubes to get into the station. So we have a little fight until Jessica shoots a FRIGGIN OMEGA BEAM OUT OF HER ARM and kills them all! The End!



I'm glad to see that Jessica is alive again, the way they showed her consciousness coming back was well done, and I thought that this was an unexpected way of getting her out of the Ghost Sector so she could have a fighting chance at saving her friends. Okkult's look is lame but I hope his identity reveal isn't lame as well. 

Bits and Pieces

Overall, this issue is fine. It's not bad but the only thing that doesn't make it completely forgettable is what happens to Jessica Cruz and what it could mean going forward.

6.5/10

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