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This Just Happened: Waller Calls in Back-Up

This Just Happened: Waller Calls in Back-Up

By Alex Nagorski Friday, May 17th, 2013

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE #4 and do not wish to know what happens, stop reading this post now (major spoilers ahead!)

From the creative team of writer Sterling Gates and artists Manuel Garcia, Fabiano Neves, Sandra Hope Archer, and Brad Anderson, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE #4 continues Vibe’s head-spinning emergence into the world of superheroes.

Last issue, Cisco (a.k.a. Vibe) and his brother Dante received a surprise visit from a being who seemed to slip through dimensions … and right into the Ramon family’s home!

It all begins with Dale Gunn returning home and the revelation that the mysterious agent of A.R.G.U.S. is married. Agent Gunn has kept his marriage hidden up until now in an effort to protect his husband, Casey, from coming to harm at the hands of A.R.G.U.S.’s growing roster of enemies.

Meanwhile, Vibe’s mysterious visitor claims to have been A.R.G.U.S.’s “Subject Zero”, the first being to breach the dimensional membrane in an effort to warn Earth about Darkseid’s invasion which claimed the life of Vibe’s brother Armando years ago.

The visitor, Breacher, tries to caution Vibe about the ominous motives of A.R.G.U.S., but before he can finish, he appears to be pulled back through the dimensional rift by an unseen force.

As Cisco and Dante begin researching the origins of A.R.G.U.S., the shadowy organization summons Vibe to assist them in tracking down the escaped fugitive and shape-shifter known as Gypsy.

Following a brief attempt to escape disguised as Batman, Gypsy flees into a nearby building and finds herself cornered by Vibe. But after listening to Gypsy’s sad story, Vibe agrees to use his powers to instead help her figure out how to return home to her own dimension.

While all of this is happening, Amanda Waller (who had been observing Vibe during his encounter with Gypsy) declares him AWOL and orders a mysterious team to bring them both in. And just who is Waller speaking to? Deadshot, Harley Quinn and King Shark of the Suicide Squad!

“I like the Suicide Squad quite a bit,” Gates told COMIC BOOK RESOURCES earlier this morning. “And when you've got a kid who can tear the universe apart if he wants to who's just gone AWOL along with Gypsy -- who Waller seems to know a lot about and we'll learn more about soon -- I think Waller's justified in sending this special ops team. Now, are there other special ops teams that are also qualified for this? Maybe. But I'm sure Waller feels justified in doing this. And things don't go well for all the members of the Suicide Squad in issue #5. Vibe is incredibly powerful, and while he has some training, if you push him to the limit he could tear the universe apart. God help you if you push him too far.”

How do you think Vibe will fare against the world’s deadliest assassin, Joker’s love interest and a villain so monstrous he ate his own teammate? Let us know in the comments section below and don’t forget to pick up JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA’S VIBE #4, in stores now!