Cisco is starting to notice the cracks in A.R.G.U.S.’ facade when they send him to capture the “dangerous criminal” Kid Flash from the Teen Titans. Vibe has only ever fired vibrational bursts, but now they expect him to push himself and sever Kid Flash’s connection to his “home dimension” which is really Earth’s future. Vibe is stunned when he connects to Kid Flash and sees his background, which even Kid Flash himself doesn’t remember.
The art on this book is solid. It doesn’t jump out at you, but it’s still clean and flows smoothly. It works quite well.
Cisco continues to prove and earnest and likeable lead. He inquires about Agent Dale Gunn’s past, out of sheer curiosity. He goes on patrol because he feels like he should. After engaging his enemy, Kid Flash, he offers to help him, but Kid Flash runs off… but not before planting seeds of doubt in Vibe’s mind.
This issue also ties in to the greater DC Universe, with the government plotting to use Vibe as their personal tool, in particular, in order to sever The Flash’s tie to the Speed Force. Amanda Waller hints at the Justice League choosing to rule over humanity rather than protect it, something echoed in the most recent Justice League, where Wonder Woman seemingly proposes just that. It also, interestingly seems to build more of a bridge between Kid Flash and The Flash who really have had no connection other than their names.
Obviously, this book is building up to Vibe breaking away from A.R.G.U.S. and someone (Booster Gold, maybe???) shows up to point him in that direction. What role Vibe will play in the larger scheme of things remains to be seen, but from the looks of things, it will be huge! Who knew a character from such a humble origin could prove so vital? And likeable and entertaining?
Written by Sterling Gates
Pencils by Pete Woods and Fabiano Neves
Cover by Brett Booth