The F1rst Hero #4

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer
Drawn by Phillip Sevy
Colors by Fred C. Stresing
Published by Action Lab Entertainment

Previously: The F1rst Hero #3

Picking up from last issue, Jake and Scotty are at the hideout of the group of Extrahumans who rescued them them the Extrahuman Task Force. Jake just wants to take Scotty away so they can get back to their normal lives. But Alvin, the presumed leader of this Extrahuman group, tries to convince him that that is no longer possible, and that he and Scotty need to join their team. While it seems like this group just wants to survive, it quickly becomes apparent that Alvin’s motives aren’t so benign. Wanting no part of this, Jake tries to leave, a that provokes a major fight between the Extrahumans which…I won’t spoil. In the end, Jake is still unsure of what he’s going to do next and how he’ll cope with his powers. All he knows is that now he not only has to worry about these renegade Extrahumans, but with Col. Kirkson who, on orders from the President, is moving the base of the ETF to Philadelphia vowing to be even more determined to find all Extrahumans and exterminate them.

While I’m still not crazy about Alvin’s portrayal as a stereotypical Black street-thug, overall I was satisfied with this ending. It’s a decent enough idea which, admittedly, borrows heavily from Marvel’s X-Men titles but is still unique enough to feel fresh. If there is a follow-up series I would be inclined to check it out.


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