Faith #1

Faith #1

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, Colleen Doran Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 26 User Reviews: 6
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES! Because you demanded it... the high-flying hero that captured the imagination of the world is back with a colossal new comics milestone!

In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and even worse... celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-fighter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence - like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe...and could they just be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?

Jump on board now to find out why Valiant's one-of-a-kind hero is inspiring a whole new generation! Be here as FAITH moves from her sold-out mini-series...and into the history-making debut of her first-ever ongoing series!

  • 10
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jul 18, 2016

    This was a well crafted first issue from start to finish. There was a little bit of action and a lot of fun. We got introduced to the status quo of the book. Houser pens us a heroine that not only readers can be proud of, but really fall in love with because many readers will be growing with Faith as she cements her life in L.A. Meanwhile, with her new “arch-nemesis” and the mysterious burglar … there are a plenty of mysteries to keep readers entertained. The cast is marvelous, with very distinct personalities. The art of the book is stellar and unique in their own way. Each artist doesn't step on each other's feet, rather set themselves up to really make their portion of the book look and feel a distinct way to cover a certain part of our heroine's life or dreams. The book is an entertaining read from start to issue and a solid first issue. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Jul 20, 2016

    Faith #1 focuses on its protagonist's personal life as much as her superheroic exploits and gives her relatable struggles and problems. It has bright colors, a shocking cliffhanger, and some great pop culture references too for the geek in you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Jul 20, 2016

    If you've tired of superhero comics amid reboots and huge convoluted events, then 'Faith' will restore your faith in comics again. It's like reading Spider-Man or Superman for the first time. 'Faith' is fun, exciting, down-to-earth, and must-reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Melina Dargis Jul 22, 2016

    I'm looking forward to seeing how the story of Faith will progress. If it continues like the first issue, something good will be brewing in each episode. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jul 20, 2016

    This first issue is a big one for Valiant, hoping to pick right back up with the success they previously had with the title. This is the first in a string of big launches the company has planned for this year, with a new book each month. There's quite a bit added to this issue after the main story to show readers what they have coming down the pipe. It all looks incredible. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Jul 22, 2016

    I'm so happy this book is back. Faith became a must-read book for me during the mini-series and I'm looking forward to a long adventure with her. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 20, 2016

    Faith #1 is an excellent start to the series and lays the groundwork for great character development and intriguing story lines based on Faith's unique personality and situation in the Valiant Universe. Jody Houser's writing makes every situation enjoyable to read whether it's Faith spending time with her friends or stopping a burglar with a unique weapon. There isn't much action in this issue but since this is an ongoing series there's plenty of time for that down the line. I'm glad that what made the miniseries exciting to read is back and better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 19, 2016

    If you havent jumped on this particular bandwagon yet, now is the perfect time. Mixing superhero shenanigans with real life issues, and packed to the brim with humour, drama and excitement, Faith is all but guaranteed to become your new favourite superhero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Plug - Tanya Ruiter Jul 19, 2016

    Faith #1 is an excellent starter to what seems like it will be a great series. A truly unique heroine who was a superhero-nerd before she was a nerdy super hero. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Jul 19, 2016

    Faith #1 is a book full of heart and hope. Sentiments the reader should hold for the series going forward. This is a worthy addition to the Valiant pantheon, as their lineup continues to become increasingly diversified. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Jul 20, 2016

    Overall this book will be talked about for years. Not to put any pressure on the team behind Faith #1, but they have a burden on their shoulders to keep doing great things. But as long as they have fun doing what they're doing we'll have an awesome book to keep adding to our pull lists. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 20, 2016

    While the book does tread some familiar ground, it's a strong start for a hero that will mean so much to so many. With the inclusion of a full origin story, "Faith" #1 is another Valiant title that aims to be inclusive for the elusive "new reader". It's a fun debut with great art that begins a new chapter for Valiant's leading lady. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 19, 2016

    Add this series to your pull list and find out whyyou should be reading this comic; becauseit's the kind of comic that all superhero fans should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jul 20, 2016

    After the roller-coaster of the Faith miniseries, this issue delivers by connecting to those threads while embarking on a new and different journey for the character. This first chapter of Faiths new story was exciting and distinct from what came before, pulling in many different elements of her publication history. I recommend this issue because it challenges readers to think of what comes next while never discounting the charm of the series and the character as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 26, 2016

    The script by Jody Houser is very good, and the art by Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage and Colleen Duran is fresh, bright and lots of fun. Heroes should be diverse - and Faith is certainly a step in the right direction! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jul 18, 2016

    Faith is a fan favorite for good reason relatable and ethical, she represents the best in us – the heart of a hero and friend. Her new solo venture lets her continue to grow in maturity and ability, and shes taking us along for the ride. Faith is hitting the big time in more ways than one, and her story is relevant to the greater Valiant Universe. Dont miss out on this enjoyable story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Jul 20, 2016

    I think that's what I like the most about this book: it takes hold of its connections to readers in a way that doesn't speak down to them. It's not afraid to be light-hearted. It grapples with real-life feelings and real-life routines. And again, it's just a fun book in a grim and gritty world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Jul 20, 2016

    At times, Faith is shown inconsistently by the same artists, the aforementioned aging of the character, shown in the origin part of the book for example. Still this is a minor quibble which doesn't detract from the amusement of Faith's troubles or the energy that propels the story forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - mansah19 Jul 20, 2016

    All in all, this was a great first issue, and it looks to set the tone for another fantastic run. If you followed the mini-series, or just reading for the first time, you should get your hands on this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 21, 2016

    This book is fun. There's almost a little something for everyone. If superhero books aren't your thing, well, this isn't a typical superhero book so you might still want to check it out anyway. I went into Faith expecting to dislike it, but I didn't at all, quite the opposite in fact. It's not as strong as some other Valiant titles, but despite its attempt at levity, it doesn't compromise on action and flow. Things are easy to follow and there's enough going on to hold your interest, which is good because I was worried at the beginning that we could just have page after page of inner monologue and story preamble. Faith is something a little bit different and a refreshing change from some of the overly-gritty work out there so get your geek on and give it a go. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jul 21, 2016

    Overall an enjoyable issue. It's light and fun in contrast to most of the other books in the line. It's a good book and I hope that it keeps up the momentum from the mini series and gives Valiant a big win sales wise. Good issue looking forward to reading more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jul 23, 2016

    Perez's art is really good and captures the character and her life pretty flawlessly " though if I'm being honest, I think I preferred the art on the mini-series. And if I'm being totally honest, Sauvage does the best with the fantasy sequences. I can see why the main series couldn't be in this style, but it's still a great quirk for the main character. They fit in quite well with her personality and style, and they really add up to a great bit. That cliffhanger ending was really neat, too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kate Tanski Jul 19, 2016

    One of the things that Faith being turned into an ongoing does in addition to being positive fat representation is give Houser an opportunity to do some more world-building, and she absolutely excels at it. I don't know for sure whether she had this character arc in mind when she created Chris Chriswell, but I find it absolutely delightful. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Tyler Counsellor Jul 20, 2016

    The of these books fits the tone, which is great, but against other art on other books, like Bloodshot Reborn, Ninjak, and Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, Pere Prez's interior art (and Sauvage's and Doran's, of course) really only comes out to 'ok'. It absolutely fits the feel that Houser seems to be aiming for, but it isn't spectacular. And that's really what Faith is: fun, but not spectacular. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We The Nerdy - Jack Johnston Jul 21, 2016

    The comedy may miss every so often but when it hits, it's pretty memorable. I quite enjoyed reading Faith's story and learning about this awkward yet relatable, telekinetic heroine and intend to follow it in the coming months to see were it goes (hopefully a film starring Rebel Wilson). Read Full Review

  • 6.4
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Jul 25, 2016

    Overall, the book looks like a fun place to spend some time, and hopefully, future issues will rely less on the character's backstory, and instead, tell new ones. Read Full Review

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