It’s just great to be able to say that Justice League Odyssey has greatly improved. The series spun out of No Justice, and at first seemed to be central to developments in that series. Then it began to fall apart, surprisingly quickly. Dan Abnett grabbed the reins, and not only got this series back on track, but has now once again made it feel like an important addition to the DC Universe.
In the previous issue we learned of Darkseid’s plans. Or, at least, what Darkseid claims his plans are. But can one really ever trust him?
Issues of trust are at the core of Justice League Odyssey 9. But as it plays out, it is not just Darkseid whose veracity is being questioned. Starfire, Azrael and Cyborg believe that Darkseid’s plan is necessary for the survival of the universe, which pits them against Blackfire. Has Azrael been manipulated, or is this all genuine?
Jessica Cruz is the one left who needs to decide which of these characters she should be on the side of. It’s not that easy, when there are known liars and villains on both sides of the debate.
The schemes that grow, the potential for betrayal, and the vital urgency of keeping the worlds in the former Ghost Sector alive while the universe crumbles around them all lift this issue, providing an interesting story whose outcome is far from obvious.
I always want to enjoy Justice League books. I am so glad to finally be enjoying this one.