…Move Zigon February 20, 2013 at 9:34 pm
“…Okay, I’m heading to the day job, Amanda. We’ll head to the comic store when I get home, okay?”
“Cool! I’m bummed that Hellblazer‘s closing out, but at least Geoff Johns has a couple of books coming out today!”
“Um… he has one new book. Justice League of America. Which looks pretty interesting, except for… Vibe.”
“Actually, Johns also has the first issue of Vibe’s solo comic coming – ”
“NO! There is no Vibe solo book!”
“But Rob,” Amanda said, “Geoff Johns is a pro at rebooting characters that people have forgotten. And – ”
“I have never forgotten Vibe,” I hissed, “I bought issues of Justice League Detroit when I was 15 years old. And I don’t need Geoff Johns to reboot Vibe, because Vibe already made me reboot. In the sense that once I read those issues, I booted. And when I reread them, I rebooted.”
“Rob,” she said, “It’s been 28 years. Don’t you think it’s time you gave the character, and more importantly, Geoff Johns, a chance?”
“Never!” I cried. “With God as my witness, Vibe will not be a part of my weekly take tonight!”
…and I was right. In the sense that, since Amanda, having a day off her day gig when I didn’t, went to my local comic store, where they know me by name, and ask me to stop telling the female paying clientele that their vibrators cause cancer because they are “part Vibe,” picked up the issue on her own and wrote it a damn fine review. But I am as good as my word, which means that I have obtained this week’s take – sans Vibe – and which further means that this…
…means the end of our broadcast day.
But even putting Vibe aside, this is a pretty solid-looking take, no? We’ve got Johns’s Justice League of America, the final issue of Vertigo’s Hellblazer (which I think Amanda and I will both have comments about in the near future), a new issue of Dan Slott’s The Superior Spider-Man, Joe Hill’s and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Locke & Key: Omega, a new Saga, Matt Wagner’s The Shadow: Year One, and a bunch of other good stuff! Good stuff that’s (mostly) Vibe-free!
But in order to discuss any of them, we need time to read them (and to sober up after our drunken, Vibe-related argument). So until those things happen…
…see you tomorrow, suckers!