When kids are suddenly infected with a disease from outer space and begin forming mysterious superpowers, they become “Children of the Plague.” These children are rounded up, tested on, and put into battle by the evil Valmount Corporation. Remy, a young female Indo-American infectee who develops powers of her own, must fight to free herself and her brother from a life of war and servitude. Can they find a way to free themselves?
Robert Love has crafted a simple, yet compelling story that is simultaneously fantastical and relatable, with characters who are easily identifiable. The setting is ambiguous in terms of time and location, but understandable in its structure. Jeffrey Kimbler’s art meshes well with Love’s storytelling and art. At its core, Children of the Plague is about freedom, family, and revenge.