JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #21, hitting comic book stores on Tuesday, June 9th, is the beginning of the end in a certain way. It’s the beginning of the League’s confrontation with Darkseid for the fate of the future—and all of the universe’s history. But it’s the end of our heroes’ chances to persuade the pompous Epoch to destroy his Revision Mechanism. And the fallout will determine the fate of the universe.
Jessica Cruz, Epoch, and the rest of the team have some major decisions to make with the onset of Darkseid and his mighty forces. The evil overlord is on a mission to eradicate the League—or so it seems.
The New God’s obsession with the technology held by Epoch is revealed to be the key motivation behind his onslaught. But Cruz is the only League member who seems to grasp the villain’s true intention. Epoch, for one, is committed to firing up the Mechanism is an be-all and end-all to not only Darkseid’s threat but all threats.
In order to stall for time, Cruz and team unleash the Esktaon on Darkseid—an event readers undoubtedly have been waiting for. The foes clash and wreck most of the Reef, almost leading the heroes to conclude a premature victory. But with Epoch racing to fire the Mechanism, Cruz knows the most important thing to do is to stop him,
Dan Abnett’s writing is full of unbridled energy. His epic description of the explosive fight is matched only by the dynamic dialogue between Epoch and Cruz as they fight against both Darkseid and one another.
The illustrations within this issue fit beautifully with Abnett’s fast-paced narrative. Will Conrad’s penciling and ink work, combined with Rain Beredo’s coloring, offers readers stunning displays of power in Darkseid’s Omega Beam blasts and Eskaton’s mighty blows. The energy blasts are full of vibrant warm colors to serve as a contrast to the demon’s cooler hued attacks. In addition, Andworld Design’s lettering compliments the action by giving personality to each character, from Dexstar’s feline-esque dialogue font to Darkseid’s bold, rocky style.
JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSEY #21’s story is a roller coaster ride that you just don’t want to stop. The intriguing storyline and non-stop action leaves us coming back for more. We’re anxiously awaiting the answers sure to follow in issue #22.
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