Thursday, February 11, 2016

Faith #1 Review

Faith #1 from Valiant Comics -

    Faith Herbert can fly. She is a psiot, a human born with amazing abilities. Formerly, she was with the Renegades, a group of powerful psiots with the mission of taking down Toyo Harada, the world's most powerful psiot, who was bent on remaking the world as he saw fit. Now, with the mission accomplished, Faith has moved to Van Nuys, California, taken on a new secret identify and rebooted her life in the image that she always wanted it...Kind of. By day, she the newest writer at a pop-culture news website, and by night, she's Zephyr, L.A.'s newest high-flying, plus-sized vigilante. When her friend @X, one of the world's best cyber vigilantes/hackers, gives her a lead of some missing potential psiots, Faith crosses path with a secretive group willing to sacrifice everything to keep what they are doing with the potential psiots shrouded in darkness. Faith is on her own, out of the nest - it's fly or die. 

   Jody Houser writes this engaging kick-off in this girl-powered sensation from Valiant Comics. Faith Herbert is just as sweet as pie, the kind of geek-girl you'd be lucky to hang out with - in a comic or in life. She takes it all in stride. Faith may seem flighty and happy-go-lucky, but underneath it all, she's trying to put it all together, adapt and deal with a painful past. She's got a stiff upper lip, a heart of gold, and big brass ones - Faith is a winner. The art by Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage is light, fun and saturated with deep colors that make this book pleasing to look at. And the big winner: this book is kid-safe, so my daughter and I could read it together. Kudos to Valiant for remembering that comics don't ALWAYS have to be dirty and gritty to be great. I dig this book - for my daughter, it's a no-brainer. She loves it. 

RATING: 8 out of 10

LIL' MISS TEX RATING: 9 out of 10. LIL' MISS TEX says, "This book shows that there can be female superheroes that are fully-clothed, and that superheroes that may be a bit on the heavier side can be just as helpful as those who look physically fit."

It looks like Faith has flown right onto our pull list.


  1. Nice Review Texian!
    I did not pick this up as i was fully afraid of it Lol. Good to see she's has big brass ones...That's something missing with the young ones of today's world!

    1. Thanks, Gil.

      I got this for my daughter, but I always read her first issues, just to be safe. I was impressed with this one.