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.


Matt Celis said...

If only they would bring back the colorful, vibrant original...Paco 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.