Justice League Of America's Vibe #2

Justice League Of America's Vibe #2

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Pete Woods Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Vibe makes a massive discovery when he learns of the secret of his power! Plus: Vibe's first public outing with the Justice League of America team sends him into conflict with one of his teammates.

  • 7.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Daniel Cole Mar 21, 2013

    So, the second issue of Vibe has cemented what type of person Cisco is and in doing so made an engaging read. The creative team have embraced the familiar elements of his narrative and turned what was a problem last issue into a entertaining look at a teenage superhero. The book has a charm to it that comes from the solid character work, art style and use of humour. Those elements make you want to come back and check out Cisco's story. However the elements that involve A.R.G.U.S just get in the way of the “hero's journey” narrative, even though the two plots are actually entwined. But with this issue's refreshingly light-hearted nature and likeable protagonist, the creative team have made a convincing argument that the title has a lot to offer. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Culture Mass - Brian Martin Mar 29, 2013

    Defying the odds, DC's new Vibe series is sincere, exciting, and a pretty decent comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 22, 2013

    A likable star is one thing, but that's a far cry from one that you'd follow wherever his adventures take him. It'd help if Johns-Kreisberg would spend more time on action and less on angst. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Den Of Geek! - Marc Buxton Mar 21, 2013

    As far as the narrative is concerned: so far so good. Vibe makes characters like Hawkman and J'onn J'onzz seem more impressive and alien while giving readers some insight to the inner workings of this new universe. Including Gypsy as part of these opening issues was a shrewd move by Johns and Kreisberg as older fans will have a connection to Gypsy, who shared the pages of Justice League with Vibe back in his original, less interesting incarnation. This is a perfect companion book to Justice League of America, as Vibe navigates his way through his first days of being a hero connected to the larger tapestry of the DCU. As readers of JLA know, Vibe was recruited to take down the Flash, and this confrontation looms large over the book. The last page is quite the tease and promises the further growth of the new DCU, and perhaps a return of an old fan favorite Flash character! Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 20, 2013

    This book has a lot of potential, and at the very least these first two issues have convinced me there is room for a Vibe solo book in addition to his presence in JLA. But the series really needs to focus less on tying into JLA and more on making Vibe stand out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 20, 2013

    With Sterling Gates poised to take over "Justice League of America's Vibe" in a couple of months, of course, all of this could change quickly. But for now, it's not a bad start to the series. I feel like it's going somewhere, and it looks nice. For a book that could have just as easily been dead on arrival, that's no small feat. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Mar 25, 2013

    The result is perfectly respectable superhero comics, for whatever that's worth. It certainly deserves more of a look if you're a DC Comics fan who just wants some superhero action but dislikes the '90s Image aesthetic of the New 52. It's competently written in a television episode style, where a single issue tells a complete story while also advancing the meta-plot, which I think is a really good idea for superhero comics -- the self-contained plot gives a new reader something to hold onto while someone who's been keeping up gets more big plot developments. Hopefully Gates continues the trend, because the last thing we need is five-issue story arcs of Vibe. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Mar 20, 2013

    We're getting to see more of who Vibe is and who he could become. While not as fully compelling as the first issue, there were still moments you can see the potential Vibe contains. He's being set up to become a powerful asset or threat and seeing what direction that could go in will be interesting. Vibe offers a new outlook on the New 52 given his ethnicity and background. It's great to see some variation in today's heroes but hopefully we'll see a firm direction this title will take besides just seeing Vibe being manipulated by Waller. The tease for next issue looks like we can expect fun times. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 23, 2013

    This series has potential. I like the idea that Vibe knows he's in way over his head, and I liked the camaraderie between him and his brother. And I get the sense that this series might evolve into Vibe and his brother against the evil government, which would be cool. Vibe seems like a nice kid, and I like the potential in the story of a new hero finding his way while simultaneously serving as the government's pet superhero. But there's nothing overly special about Vibe or the series so far. It's standard comic book fare. And, like I said, a big art change in only the second issue, especially such a drastic change to the character's skin color, does not bode well for the life of this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ScienceFiction.com - Jason Motes Mar 23, 2013

    Even with my criticisms, though, I do recommend this book. It's a real risk for DC, but it's not bad at all! Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Mar 21, 2013

    Make no mistake, “Vibe” is a competent street-level comic book when it wants to be. In those moments, “Vibe” succeeds at filling a hole in the “Young Justice” line that has been left by cancelled books and a poor “Teen Titans” title. When focusing on Cisco's stumbling coming-of-age superheroics, the book is breezy fun. But it strays from that focus a little too often and seems more concerned with tying into “Justice League of America”, dropping cameos, and trying too hard to prove its legitimacy rather than tell its story. Read Full Review

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