Posted June 28, 2014 by Robert Calupitan in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: The F1rst Hero #1

Story by: Anthony Ruttgaizer
Art by: Phillip Sevy, Fred C Stresing
Covers by: Lee Moder, Jamal Igle

“The entire world knows the stark reality: everyone who manifests superpowers goes insane and becomes a threat to society. So, when Jake Roth develops superpowers but somehow keeps his sanity, he must decide whether to put himself at risk by using his powers to help people or do nothing and save himself while innocent people around him get hurt.”

The F1rst Hero #1 is set in the 80’s where it is similar with The Watchmen. The story revolves around, Jake Roth. A soldier who possessed Super human powers. And in a world that is afraid of superhumans and has a law that strips them of all human rights. its hard for Jake to come out, and be discovered. I find it is as same as other titles out there, with origin stories that are the same in a way. The story however, is a good start to tell an origin tale. Since its not easy to create a story from scratch. It was just left with too many questions unanswered (but maybe that’s how Anthony Ruttgaizer wants the readers to contemplate first before the next installment). It leaves me interested to know what happened next. In other words, I will get issue #2. The story is well written, but may find some readers would think it over. The book targets mature readers.   Its not really Like the Punisher-like or Deadpool-like violent. But more like a Nick Fury or an Agent Venom kind of way.

Phillip Sevy‘s interiors were well depicted and organized. His pencils are simple but yet very original.  Not too gritty for a graphic book. But in a way, it is good and refreshing. I just want to see more action on the next issue. That will surely be a hit! The covers from  Lee Moder and Jamal Igle were beautifully drawn.  Like the 90’s are back again with the action poses they illustrated.

The book may have its down side to some of the readers who are looking for more and may find faults in it, but in my opinion, its a wonderful read and will be reading issue #2 soon.

Rating 7/10



Robert Calupitan