Hero Points: 35
Artist (break dancing): 3, Martial Artist: 5, Thief: 6
Area Knowledge (Detroit streets); Connections: Justice League of America (High), Street (Low)
JLA Signal Ring (see page 121)
•Alter Ego: Paco Ramone
•Weight: 170 lbs.
Thrill of Adventure
•Occupation: Former Gang Leader
• Quote: "Word's out on the street is chu guys are the Chustice League. I figure, guys like chu and me, we should be on the same crew." (Justice League of America Annual #2)
Vibe's career as a Justice Leaguer was too short. It began shortly after Aquaman disbanded the original League. When young Paco Ramone heard that a new Justice League was forming in his own backyard of Detroit, he decided to give up his position as the leader of the El Lobos, a local street gang, to join the JLA and become a superhero.1 This would have been impossible if it weren't for the fact that Vibe had been born with the metahuman ability to emit powerful vibratory shockwaves.
Vibe's presence on the team caused Aquaman and the Martian Manhunter to harbor some strong doubts about the new JLA, particularly after he got the League involved in a rumble with a rival gang called the Skulls over the El Lobos' turf.2
However, Vibe soon proved his mettle during the League's battles against Anton Allegro,3 the Cadre,4 and Amazo.5 He stayed with the League during the Crisis adventure, when Commander Steel evicted the League from the Bunker,6 and his powers played a vital role in defeating Despero.7 During Darkseid's assault on Earth's "legends," Paco left his JLA comrades to seek the familiar solace of the streets. Vibe was attacked by one of Professor Ivo's androids, and despite a valiant effort, became the first Justice League member to be killed in the line of duty. The Martian Manhunter brought Vibe's body back to the League's mountain sanctuary, where Vibe was laid to rest in a cryogenic chamber.8
Vibe's brother recently developed a similar set of vibratory powers and joined Booster Gold's team of heroes, the Conglomerate, using the code name Reverb.9
Vibe was stamped out of the care-free, wisecracking mold. He was fun-loving, street smart, and uninhibited.
- Justice League of America Annual #2
- Justice League of America #233
- Justice League of America §233-236
- Justice League of America #237-239
- Justice League of America #241-243
- Justice League of America #246
- Justice League of America #254
- Justice League of America #258
- Justice League International Quarterly #1