Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Vibe #10 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Sterling Gates
Art By: Derlis Santacruz, Wayne Faucher
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 18, 2013

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye.

Here we are, the final issue of Vibe.  How dare you DC, how dare you!  Last year if you would of told me I'd be mad about not getting another Vibe comic, I would have laughed in your face, and probably would of talked smack about you behind your back.  I don't know how you did it DC, but you took a joke of a character that I've made fun of most of my life, and you made me care.  It's not fair.  But it is what it is, and I"m sure we haven't seen the last of Cisco Ramone.  Alright so last issue Vibe found himself in another world, a world called Piradell.  In this world Vibe found himself on the side of a revolt, and fought to save Gypsy from her mother the evil queen Mordeth.  This evil queen is also using Vibe's brother Armando as a puppet for her evil schemes, and if that wasn't enough at the end of the issue Vibe's team betrays him and turns him into a bomb to stop Mordeth.  Let's see if the last issue of Vibe gives us an ending we can appreciate/tolerate.

Explain It!:

We start this issue with Vibe breaking into Amanda Waller's office, and threatening her with Rupture's scythe.  Waller calms Cisco down, and he recants his tale of where he's been since Gypsy, Rupture, and him disappeared from the Circus weeks ago.  We begin Vibe's tale as he was falling towards Mordeth's citadel.  Being a human bomb and all Vibe is trying to turn off the device in his chest, but to no avail.  Luckily Rupture takes his scythe and jams it into the device in Vibe's chest.  You know bomb diffusing 101.  The energy is released and Vibe is alright, but so is Mordeth's citadel.  I was kind of hoping Rupture was saving Vibe because of all those brotherly feelings.  Nope, he simply was doing his job, and preventing the revolutionaries from having a win.  Since that's the case Rupture, and Vibe have a who has the better powers competition.  But like the brothers from the X-Men Cyclops and Havok, these two's powers seem to be evenly matched, and can't affect the other.

Taking a break from the story, Amanda Waller tells Vibe that the reason they were holding Gypsy was that they had a deal with her father Breacher.  In exchange for her safety Breacher would put of dimensional barriers keeping Mordeth from entering our world.  The reason everyone who crosses dimensions comes to Earth Prime is because it's the cornerstone of the mulitverse, and once you breach it, it's easier to breach other worlds.

Vibe continues to tells us how using Rupture's scythe healed the hole in his chest, and during the fight with his brother Mordeth tried to take control of his mind like she did to Armando.  Even though Armando's mind is a bag of marbles, he still doesn't want anything to happen to Cisco.  So being the big brother he takes his scythe, and cuts Mordeth in half.  Just like any big brother would do, when a girl messes with their sibling.  But sadly Mordeth pulled a Obi Wan Kenobi on us and is more powerful now that she doesn't have a body holding her back.  Before Mordeth can take control of every Raptor on Piradell, Vibe, and Rupture go and rescue Gypsy from the citadel.  Rupture opens a portal with his scythe, and makes Vibe, and Gypsy go back to Earth, while he stays behind to make up for all the evil he has done over the years.

In the end Vibe goes back to work for ARGUS, and the JLA, in exchange for ARGUS to come up with a way for him to rescue Armando, and Gypsy's father Breacher, and his last demand is to have Agent Gunn be his handler again.  All goes well, and we see Vibe kicking extra-dimensional entities asses, but Waller has someone keeping an eye on Vibe.  The end of the issue allows us to see that Vibe's brother Dante has betrayed him, and is spying for Waller.  Man I already miss this series.

Bits and Pieces

We've come to the end of our journey with Cisco Ramone.  Who would of thought we'd actually care about one of the biggest jokes in the DCU?  This is a good issue to sum up the out of this world story that Vibe has been apart of over the last couple issues, and bring him back into the JLA fold.  I'm going to miss him, and hopefully in the future we'll get a team up with him and Hawkman.  So go get this issue, and complete your Vibe series.


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