Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1

Writer: Jordie Bellaire, Jeremy Lambert Artist: Eleonora Carlini Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 24, 2021 Cover Price: $7.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.2Critic Rating
7.2User Rating


*  The future of the Buffyverse begins in an all new one-shot revealing the secrets of Faith the Vampire Slayer.
*  With no Watcher, no idea how to harness the power in her and no idea where it came from, Faith has fallen back on old habits  -and morals - to guide her.
*  But what happens when those morals don't line up with the Council's... or with Buffy's?
*  The origin of Faith is revealed here for the first time, with a shocking ending to this issue!
*  A perfect jumping on point for new and longtime Buffy fans a more

  • 9.3
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 1, 2021

    Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Faith is a terrific jumping on point for the Buffyverse centering on one of the most conflicted characters of them all. A satisfying entry in the canon for old and new fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg Feb 22, 2021

    I can't say this issue didn't leave my brain a little scrambled. But given the Watcher's handling of Faith, I think that is the intent. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Feb 24, 2021

    Overall, the secrets of Faith the Vampire Slayer was worth dedicating an issue too. Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1 gave us plenty to look forward to as Faith's involvement in Sunnydale matters grows. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 1, 2021

    "Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith" #1 is a clever reinvention of one of the most interesting Buffy characters with solid writing and artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Feb 23, 2021

    The origin of one of the best characters from the Buffyverse was always going to be a big deal, but with a few clever ideas Lambert gives us a story which will surprise readers, while still being faithful to her character. Carlini does an excellent job with the art, the action scenes are filled with a fluid energy, and she has some of the best monster designs we've seen within the Buffyverse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Razorfine - Alan Rapp Mar 5, 2021

    While the art is fine overall, the is a bit of an inconsistency from Eleonora Carlini who sometimes takes effort to make Faith look like Eliza Dushku and in other panels not so much. While I think die-hard Buffy fans may be interested here, the result is something of a mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicBook.com - Jamie Lovett Feb 24, 2021

    Carlini's expressive, loose artwork fits in well with the tone set by the main Buffy title. She and Lambert get creative using Faith's affection for cinema to visualize her trauma, doing what Buffy does best by overlaying monsters over the mundane. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Feb 24, 2021

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faith #1 is an intriguing yet confusing read. The concept of the issue, using the theme of cinema and movies to tell the story is a fascinating one. But the constant time skips and bad pacing make it hard to focus. I appreciate the writing and art as so much experimentation is on display, but the structure can make your head spin. What is admirable about the comic is how much it revolves around Faith. This feels like her own world and her own story with none of the Scooby Gang to divert that attention. And if the story starts to streamline then the creators have a gem on their hands. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Geek'd Out - Michael Farris Jr. Feb 24, 2021

    Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Faithsets up some intriguing intersections for the comic Buffyverse down the road, but a bumpy narrative might make this one a bit difficult to have wide appeal. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AIPT - Sam Rutzick Feb 24, 2021

    The latest comic in the BOOM! Buffy-verse just doesn't understand the character it stars. Read Full Review

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