Justice League Odyssey #8 // Review
Rescuing the title from the ashes of Dark Knights Metal, Dan Abnett brings the heat alongside Daniel Sampere on pencils for this new chapter. The last two issues alone have provided more context and importance into this title as this issue continues to follow suit. The grand scale of this space opera continues to grow further as the Ghost Sector remains mostly unexplored. Abnett and Sampere drive in this issue with some heavy character moments between the League and their very own Hannibal Lector in Darkseid.
With Darkseid’s plan come into the light, a war has begun against this new Justice League. As Blackfire and the Warriors of Azrael to join forces in hopes of killing Darkseid, the League must take the New God at his word to learn the truth. With war ensemble, the heroes are left to defend themselves before their interrogation is through. Through the aid of the Other Box, Darkseid manages to escape but not before Cyborg can come trailing right after him as this issue comes to a close.
Although the high detail of Will Conrad Was sorely missed this issue, Daniel Sampere delivers powerful pencil work for these significant character moments. Without much action taking place until the end of the book, Sampere is left to make a conversation with Darkseid interesting, and he delivers in tenfold. Ivan Plascencia’s color work paints the issue with beautiful high gloss and truly building upon the rich alien landscapes.
Dan Abnett continues to make this series into his own. From his character interactions to his ability to weave new ideas into the preconceived universe, Abnett brings his A-game to every title he embarks on. With care for each niche character, Abnett shows precisely why he was picked for this job, and it’s clear he is just having fun helming the title. Each new issue adds more layers and develops the characters closer together into an actual team.
Continuing to outdo himself yet again, Abnett proves why this title was worth saving. Those strong character moments would be nothing without Sampere’s pencils. Darkseid proves to be the continual thorn in the side of this rendition of Justice League. As the series moves into its next arc, the ghost sectors os primed to be further explored on a larger scale as this title continues to find its way into readers hands.