Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Justice League of America's Vibe #1-2 (April-May, 2013)



While employing the young Detroit-based hero Vibe as a P.O.V. character for the launch of a new J.L.A. line of books, Hawkman was brought up several times. In the debut issue, a head shot was used as part of a collage/montage/thingamajig introducing the team. In the second issue, ahead of being made aware of who his teammates would be, Vibe researched known super-heroes on the internet. "You don't think Hawkman will be there, do you? It says he's a cop from Thanagar who's now working with A.R.G.U.S. to uncover extra-terrestrial fugitives." Vibe's brother Dante noted "Hawkman's a cool name," unlike "Vibe." Later, Hawkman joined Colonel Steve Trevor, Katana, Vibe, Stargirl, and Martian Manhunter in front of the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. for a press conference allowing President Barack Obama to announce the formation of the Justice League of America.

The stories were written by Geoff Johns & Andrew Kreisberg, with Pete Woods & Sean Parsons as the primary artists.

2 comments:

Matt Celis said...

If only they would bring back the colorful, vibrant original...Paco Ramone...one of the few Latino super heroes not created simply to replace and update an original. As a Latino, I tire of the leftovers like "hey, nobody gives a shit about Blue Beetle, let's make him Latino now."

Diabolu Frank said...

Yeah, I think the problem is that hardly anybody cared about racial diversity in comics until after creators stopped taking work for hire/participation deals for new creations at the Big Two, so your best hope is to look outside the majors.