This issue starts with Vibe tells his brother Dante about his new life as a member of the Justice League of America, which upsets Dale Gunn. Meanwhile, Vibe has his second adventure… stopping a kid that stole candy from a bodega. Cisco worries that he won’t measure up in the League and Dante’s ribbing doesn’t help. Later, Vibe goes after another invading alien, but it seems this one means no harm.
It seems the alien was bearing a message which turns out to be for Gypsy, who was revealed to be a prisoner of A.R.G.U.S. last issue.
This book is fun and lighthearted. Cisco is endearing and likeable. The artwork is bright and suits the lighter tone of this series. Overall it’s quite solid and enjoyable.
If I had to complain, it’s also just a bit generic. While Cisco is likeable, his personality has a bit of a sameness to it… the nice, unsure hero finding his way which we’ve seen from Spider-Man to… well, nearly every other young male hero since. The shady government agency is also kind of played out. So while the book is good, it feels like something I’ve already read.
I am, however, quite excited about Gypsy! In the 80s, she was introduced along with Vibe in Justice League Detroit and I love the idea of her being in Vibe’s series.
Even with my criticisms, though, I do recommend this book. It’s a real risk for DC, but it’s not bad at all!
Written by Geoff Johns and Andrew Kreisberg
Pencils by Pete Woods and Andres Guinaldo
Cover by David Finch