Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Justice League of America’s Vibe Vol 1 which is written by Sterling Gates, Geoff Johns, Andrew Kreisberg. And art by Pete Woods.
On my journey to collect all of Geoff Johns’ stories, I found myself purchasing the whole volume and collection of Vibe from the New 52 even though Geoff only co-wrote the first issue. I did this because I was interested in the character and because I thought why the hell not? I only knew Vibe from The Flash show and his minimal background appearances in Justice League Unlimited. So who was this character that could fire vibrational energies?
Well, that is the Cisco Ramon, who is now a character that I love. I wasn’t sure at first, but now I really wish this series could have continued because it as actually getting really good. Like many of the New 52 books that were canceled, Vibe was cut short before anything monumental was reached. However, from this ten-issue series, I believe that Vibe deserved better. It has the potential to attract a younger audience into DC and the potential for something truly great. Because of Vibe’s powers, Cisco can see and travel into other dimensions. This would have been a great concept to explore because that would allow the character to breach onto other Earth’s much like he does in this story albeit to a lesser extent. The art was strong and the writing was surprisingly compelling. I thought that this book was really good and I wish it could have continued somewhere.
Overall, the book was really good but was sadly canceled too soon.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 14.5 / 20