At about the midway point of this issue I started to question what was happening. A Jeff Lemiere title about superheroes without any superheroes to be seen. Thankfully I have a level of patience and a trust in the author so I finished this first issue and cannot wait for number two. Though I will say this is because of the last 3 pages, at this point the story turns from being a tale about an eclectic mix of school kids to something with darker overtones. Obviously no spoilers but this issue is all about the end (for me at least).
The rest of the story is ambling for the most part as we get to meet a group of five kids each with their own issues. It feels like a put together troupe of wannabes and misfits that really should not be together but seem to always end up in detention on a Saturday morning (sorry for the blatant 80's reference). The genius of Lemiere’s writing is that he hints at the issues that these kids have and makes you want to know more about them.
Then there is the art, Emi Lennox is a newcomer but her art does not show this. The character choices in terms of visuals are spot on and they are all engaging to interact with. The art as yet has not had much action but there are moments of drama that she conveys easily to the reader.
This is a thinker number 1 as I have said but it makes me want to read issue 2 and that is its job done.