WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Justice League Odyssey #5 by Joshua Williamson, Carmine Di Giandomenico, Ivan Plascencia and Deron Bennett, in stores now.
In last year's Justice League: No Justice, a team of the world's greatest superheroes (and supervillains) ventured deep into the cosmos to save the universe from the cosmic threat of the Omega Titans. By engaging the ancient space gods, the Justice League ended up freeing thousands of worlds that had been kept bottled on the planet Colu for countless years. As a result, the Ghost Sector was created: an area of space where all of these freed worlds re-emerged.
Cyborg, Starfire and Azrael were all taken to this Ghost Sector thanks to the manipulations of Darkseid, who has mysteriously been working behind the scenes ever since the start of Justice League Odyssey. However, in the series' latest chapter, Justice League Odyssey #5, the Lord of Apokolips' latest plan is finally revealed... and it all hinges on a new piece of Apokoliptian tech called the Other Box.
No, not the Mother Box. The Other Box. Not much about this new piece of technology has been revealed, but we do know that it looks quite similar to the Mother and Father Boxes often seen in stories involving Apokolips and New Genesis. The box is in the rough shape of a cube and bears Darkseid's signature Omega symbol at its center. What's more, this weapon is the key to the success of Darkseid's latest scheme to dominate all of existence.
As it turns out, all of the planets that were kept bottled on Colu contained key pieces of Darkseid's plan, and that is why they were kept hidden for so long. Now that they have been released, though, Darkseid has revealed that all of these planets contain what he needs to build a new version of the evil New Gods' homeworld, Apokolips. This New Apokolips is meant to be bigger, badder and meaner than the original, and its purpose is to serve as a base of operations from which Darkseid can launch a full assault on the entirety of the multiverse.
At the center of this plan is the Other Box, which will allow Darkseid to create his ultimate weapon. Much in the same way that Marvel's Thanos used the Infinity Gauntlet to unleash total destruction on the Marvel Universe, DC's Darkseid may have an instrument to rival the Mad Titan's golden glove; if not in sheer power, then in the ability to vet his indomitable will.
Darkseid has always been one of the biggest threats in the DC Universe. Now, with the Other Box, the Lord of (New) Apokolips will become even more dangerous than ever before, and the walls between universes won't be able to stop him. The entire multiverse could indeed be his to destroy.