Faithless #1

Writer: Brian Azzarello Artist: Maria Llovet Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: April 10, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 15
8.4Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Faith. Sex. The Devil.
Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it's cute-and not just a little off-putting, but it's part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She's right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . .
In short- Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.
New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello ( 100 Bullets , Batman: Damned ) and artist Maria Llovet ( Loud ) with Eisner Award winning artist Paul Pope on covers coale more

  • 9.8
    Comics Bulletin - Kenneth Laster Apr 10, 2019

    As a whole, the first issue does an excellent job in setting up the world of Faithless both visually and through defining what Faith wants and how she wants to get it. While Azzarello does excellent work building the story, I cannot claim how invested I would be in it without the art being as gripping as it is. I am drawn into this mini-series and invested in seeing how it will develop its themes of the occult, the erotic, and Faith. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 8, 2019

    A great first issue that introduces readers to Faith and delivers on a wicked cliffhanger. It's a triumph of character building and brooding magic. The true magic of the series is the patient pacing and well-crafted characters. Faithless proves the devil is in the details. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    But Why Tho? - Kate Sanchez Apr 9, 2019

    Overall, I recommend that you pick up Faithless #1for the Llovet's art and for the start of a story that is sure to be magical in issue number two. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Mar 19, 2019

    I have been lucky enough to read this as an advance preview. As soon as I finished it, I ordered the first issue in both covers, and put in pre-orders for the rest of the series. Its also probably a testament to how good this first issue is that I also pre-ordered the Hard Cover collection, and thats not due to be released for almost twelve months Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 10, 2019

    They say the devil is in the details, and admittedly, there are a few details in Brian Azzarello's script that makes Faithless feel a little shakier than one might hope - but given how virtuosic Maria Llovet's art is in portraying that script, the strengths of this debut issue far outshine any of its growing pains. This is a truly gorgeous, breathtaking book, and given the ambitiousness of its hybrid high concept, it should be considered a win for all involved. While it remains to be seen if this is true love or just a short-lived affair, diving into Faithless is an experience readers won't soon forget. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Apr 10, 2019

    What more could you wants from a book that features, magic, sex and humor? Azzarello and Llovet feel well suited to chronicle Faith's relationships with magic, Poppy and the Devil. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pastrami Nation - kevin hoskinson Apr 16, 2019

    Faithless is self-described as “An erotic depiction of faith, sex and the devil in the tradition of the divine comedy.” I would be hard pressed to find a better description for this story. Of course, this is just the beginning of Faiths journey. It serves as a great set up for a story that I'm sure will surprise and awe for many issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Apr 6, 2019

    Faithless is an erotic love story with strong ties to centuries old stories. The artwork is seductive and beautiful and will entrap you just as the central character is entrapped. A must read, but definitely Not Safe For Work. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Zachary Whittaker Dec 24, 2019

    Faithless is a captivating read, that's beautiful and haunting in its illustration. It's filled with unforeseeable twists and if you're into tales that merge the mundane with the surreal this is definitely for you. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Apr 9, 2019

    An interesting and curious comic, one that features some of the most stylish artwork in recent comics memory, along with a quick pace and delightfully acerbic scripting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Craig Apr 12, 2019

    "Faithless" #1 has relatively little to offer in terms of story, but remains a worthy read for its strong characters and artwork, as well as the intriguing hints at the supernatural dangers to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 25, 2019

    Faithless takes some time to establish the characters and their unique relationship, then leaves you with your jaw on the floor. It ends with an impressive cliffhanger that will have you begging for more. If this is how Hell notices Faith, I can't wait to see what it will do next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Jarrod Jones Apr 11, 2019

    Llovet's skill is Faithless' main attraction. Her characters weave and flow with fluid expression and often attempt to break free from wiggly panel lines; the book bleeds impeccable style with a cosmopolitan pop; her SFX are as much a part of the pages as the people who populate them. Though there's close to zero visceral horror in this issue, what little we're offered is presented with a passive disdain which becomes almost a tease in itself. "Oh, honey, that's nothing," Faithless #1 seems to say. "We have such sights to show you." Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care Apr 8, 2019

    Not a typical first issue with a bang, nor the type of work fans of Azzarello would be used to. There are touches of his previous work, but this is Azzarello doing something completely different. Does it all work? Not yet" but it's heading into some interesting directions. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Jamie Lovett Apr 10, 2019

    Azarrelo is unfurling this mystery slowly, and much of the dialogue is oddly affected, but Llovett's artwork is stunning throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Ken b May 19, 2019

    From front to back I loved everything about this!

  • 8.0
    Hislight Jul 16, 2020

    I liked it because of the ending. I found the dialogue to be distracting because it felt like alot of the replies didn't make sense. I think this was an attempt at being current in lingo but it felt super off a couple of times for me. Drawing and colors are wonderful. I love this art style and felt such an ease in direction and story while going through these pages. Again most of the wtf stuff was realized by the ending. I'm interested in this story for sure

  • 8.0

    Just what you would expect from Azzarello. Lots of mature themes, sex, and horror.

  • 7.5
    Bigpoppa393 Apr 14, 2019

    I don't know if I like these characters but I did like that last page. Not sure on this one yet.

  • 7.5
    Brion Salazar Apr 12, 2019

    Erotic and suggestive, with a modern tone and the essence of a epic tragedy, Faithless #1 is a dark and sensual tale that teases us into wanting more.

    Meet Faith, a unsatisfied twenty-something living her average-life filled by a solid group of friends, some light grifting, and a touch of black magic. A serendipitous encounter with the beautiful and enigmatic Poppy offers Faith an escape from the mundane.

    Events turn strange and dark, but Poppy’s charms outweigh any potential dangers that might scare Faith away - or perhaps the danger is the attraction. Either way, Faith is drawn deeper and deeper into a new and exciting world towards an inevitably carnal yet shocking end that leaves us charged and anxious for the n more

  • 7.0

    This was fine but I do really just feel like I've read porn. Until the very end, at least. But I guess I'll continue to read it so that probably says something about me.

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Jul 8, 2019


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