Written by Peter Milligan (Enigma) with art by C.P. Smith (Punisher), The Programme is about a superhero arms race. At the end of WWII, America takes possession of a Nazi experiment – a fetus they had hoped to turn into the world’s deadliest weapon.

In present day, a destructive force wreaks havoc in the Middle East. Now, America must tap their secret weapon to save the world.

Milligan’s muddled execution renders an intriguing premise confusing and not altogether engaging. Smith’s muddled, high-contrast artwork doesn’t help.

Grade: C

The Programme, Vol. 1 is currently available.