Jake Roth is the only man to ever manifest superpowers but not go insane. While Jake is still trying to decide how best to use his new powers to help prevent a war between humans and “extrahumans”, an old friend reappears and draws him into direct conflict with the local mafia who have their own extrahuman enforcer, Odinson!
Although I can’t speak from personal experience, I know from good friends and family that coming back from military can be tough. Now take that and add in the fact that you’re trying to hide superpowers from everyone. A simple life is far from possible as we’re reminded in the next volume of The F1rst Hero with Fight For Your Life issue one.
Jake Roth has come to realize he’s an extrahuman, which is very much frowned upon given the usual end result. Somehow he has avoided this tragic end and is trying to do his best to get back into a “normal” life. Some old friends take him to go out for a night on the town, but their final destination of an underground fight arena complete with a deadly extrahuman champion is very bad news for Jake.
Moving into this next arc of the series, the story and the art with it have a bit of a reboot. There wasn’t much in the way of great action or powers to illustrate, but that’s not unexpected. The new art was drawn nicely, although the colors as a whole didn’t pop as much as I’d have hoped.
So far I like the way that the continuation of this is heading, focusing on the internal struggle Jake has. It seems like it’s going to become an external one soon though which should be interesting to see. This isn’t one of my favorites from Action Lab, but it’s early in the new volume so I’d like to keep with it.
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