A new drug, V-1 has been developed. It has amazing abilities to awaken superpowers in humans. However, while the drug has the ability to induce super strength, visions of the future and ability to move objects, it can also cause some people to go mad or become ill. Inevitably, the drug is stolen and used on death row inmates to create a team of super soldiers. With the success of the testing, the fate of mankind may be on the line.
I am not a huge graphic novel reader, but I will indulge occasionally and Heroes Haven the premise and graphics looked pretty good. This is a dark tale, definitely suited for adults. At first, it seems like a classic story of good vs. evil as two different factions battle for control of the V-1 drug. When I began reading, the timeline seemed a bit all over the place, and I was a bit confused about where the drug came from, what it did and what people were doing with it, but I stuck with it and each chapter explained a bit from different characters perspectives in different points in time. I became more and more interested in the story as the plot was explained, characters backstories were introduced and the twists and turns came about that made this story unique. I found myself very invested in the character’s stories and I can’t wait to see the full power of the V-1. As for the artwork, which I am by no means a great judge, the gritty and dark style fit the ominous tone of the story very well.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.