The title of this series from Ether Comics provides a hint as to where things are going; the appearance of an antichrist is well-trodden territory, but then so is the story of a neophyte superhero and they're prime fodder for contemporary revisits. So it is that writer Betvin Géant and artist Kay set off on a journey to explore the intersection between horror and mental disorder.
The hospital, by the way, is called Golgotha, while a staff member is named Jezebel - this comic is a little on the nose at times. Still, it's intriguing, with Géant's script and Kay's art producing the occasional very effective moment as imaginative use is made of the comics page.
As for Michael Macrae's cover, it's very well done - cleverly conceived and, pardon the expression, executed.
I found the heavy quoting of biblical text tiresome, yet the creators seem very keen on this aspect of the book, devoting a page of backmatter to sources ... no further reading for me, thanks. Hopefully subsequent issues will lessen, if not ditch altogether, the quotations, because people who quote Scripture all day long aren't fun to spend time with. With luck, the set-up is done and Géant and Kay will take us on a wild and woolly ride - given that Jesus Christ was killed by the people he'd come to save, logic says the antichrist would be feted.
Maybe it's happening right now...