Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Justice League Odyssey #14 Review

The Superluminal Velocity and the Furious

Writer: Dan Abnett
Pencils: Crisscross, Cliff Richards
Ink: Le Beau Underwood, Danny Miki, Scott Hanna, Cliff Richards
Colors: Rain Beredo, Pete Pantazis
Letters: Andworld Design
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 10th, 2019

Review by Joey Casco of

Well, it looks like this is my final review for Justice League Odyssey as I'll be writing the reviews for the Hill House books by the time it's out again. Maybe I'll come back to it in a half a year + after those books are done, but do we really think that JLO will still be around then?

I had such high hopes for JLO and stuck up for it much longer than I should have, although it has gotten better recently. It's given us some great Jessica moments, though, and this issue starts with Jessica just going nuts and using her new Omega beam ability from her friggin' arm to take out the para angels that have invaded the space station.

Then, when that's done, she makes sure that Okkult knows she's in charge now. From now on we should call her BOOTY BOSS because her booty is pretty prominent in this issue, even the focus of a few panels. With Jess in charge and taking no crap, they hop in a ship and leave the station, and Okkult blows the station up behind them.

Their destination is Sepulkore but Darkseid has it on the move at "superluminal velocity", so they follow it. Jess gets a message from Vic that was recorded on her ring before they tried to fight Darkseid, talking about how she should be the leader, and she remembers Darkseid telling her that she has limitless courage but nothing else before he killed her.

Throughout the issue, they've all made it known that they don't like Okkult hiding his identity. He's using inert veiling tech that cloaks everything from pheromones, energy profiles, and voiceprints. As they follow Sepulkore past the known universe, Blackfire and Dex-Starr have had enough with Okkult, and Black Fire burns away his suit.

And so we find out who Okkult really is... and it actually makes a lot of sense.

Bits and Pieces:

I really hate to say bad things about art, but the art is really not that good. Especially when there were seven people involved in it. And with the exception of Jess kicking ass and taking charge in the very beginning, and the surprise return of a big character at the end, the writing in between is not good either.


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