Faith #2 (Mini-Series)

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 24, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 6
8.1Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

The most talked-about new book of 2016 is just getting started!

Just as she uncovers a conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills that threatens the lives of her fellow psiots and new friends alike, Faith must also deal with the return of her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque...and a volatile new alien threat that nobody saw coming!

Be here as all-star creators Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue the groundbreaking, first-ever solo series for the Valiant Universe's most extraordinary hero...the high-flying Faith!

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 27, 2016

    A lot has been made of Faith's appearance but it's a non-issue. As a person, as a hero, Faith rises above the superhero fray because of her confidence and her humanity. Houser has taken the best aspects of superheroes, male or female, and installed them in Faith as a role model. Valiant has a flagship superhero book on its hand if it wants it. If this mini doesn't turn into an on-going title Valiant should pack up and close its doors. Needless to say but 'Faith' is a must buy. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Feb 24, 2016

    I like this book so much that it's gotten me interested in Faith's origins and her former superteam. Looks like I'm going to be hitting my LCS for some trades! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Feb 24, 2016

    Definitely keep reading this series, as Faith #2 offered some great character development and introspection. I still hate that this will only be a miniseries, as it could really go a lot of different places, especially with a character like Faith at the helm. This is a nice and rather insular cape story with a slice-of-life element, but also a little bit of imagination. Once the series is done, which I dont want to happen quickly, this story will be a great weekend chill story on a warm and sunny afternoon. Until then, definitely cop this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Feb 24, 2016

    While this issue is still getting into the harsher realities of being a hero, Faith still has a whole lot of heart. Between the nice little details of Sauvage and Portelas art and the way Houser balances the happier and sadder sides of Faiths character in writing, the Valiant mini-series is shaping up to be quite a standout as it hits the halfway mark. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 24, 2016

    While the second issue of Faith doesn't hit quite as strong as the first, it's working to build off of that first issue and that often doesn't lead to really knock-out works to begin with. What Houser does here is the heavy lifting needed to expand the story while working through what Faith is going through both in this part of her life and her private work life. I could do with a lot more of Faith as Summer in seeing how she copes with things because just getting a look at that life is engaging, particularly as a male reader reading about a female character from a woman writing her. Houser is definitely making her an engaging character and I could do with a four-issue series of just Faith living her life in the real world without the superheroics just so I can get into who she is and what makes her happy, sad, angry, and more. This is a solid book that has me excited to see what the back half of it brings. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Feb 24, 2016

    Faith #2 is a bit slower than the first issue, but that doesn't stop the creative team from still delivering a fun ride that sets up the second half of the miniseries efficiently. The protagonist is still easy to love and the series' brings quite a bit to comics that we don't see enough of us. Faith is still a must read for anyone wanting something a little different for their superhero stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Feb 25, 2016

    Faith #2 is another entertaining issue confirming once again Faith's strong appeal as a standalone character due to the combination of Jody Houser's excellent writing and Francis Portela's artwork. Faith's character development is enjoyable, although I wish this issue didn't focus as much on Torque in the manner that it does. The mystery behind the missing psiots becomes deeper and I really like how the developments have been bold increasing the potential in this series. Faith isn't the typical superhero and I'm enjoying how this series is capitalizing on that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Feb 23, 2016

    Faith #2 flies into stores on February 24th. A unique superhero outlook with robust lead character development make this book a solid read. Try this out if you are looking for a believable and likeable hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 29, 2016

    Despite these small problems, "Faith" #2 keeps this series going strong. This has been an excellent read so far, and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Feb 25, 2016

    This is a really solid issue. Faith is a series that is quickly making a name for itself. Zephyr is unlike a lot of mainstream superheroes in the best way possible. She is a really complex character, and I can’t wait to see more of her. I’m looking forward to seeing if the goons that invaded Zipline Magazine are going to catch her. Things are getting intense! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopOptiq - Logan Dalton Feb 24, 2016

    In Faith#2, Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage give Faith Herbert have both a mix of optimism and pessimism about the world while being an adorable geek. (She uses her superpowers to help rearrange her action figures while on the phone with her hacker friend "@X", which is the perfect alias.) She wants to make a difference as a superhero, but is aware about the cost to people around her. And the upcoming issue presents her with an important choice to go with its hell of cliffhanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Feb 25, 2016

    Though not as propulsive as the debut issue Faith #2 continues Valiant's most charming title with a fun sophomore effort. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Feb 24, 2016

    Issue two of Faith kind of leaves me waiting for the other shoe to drop, so to speak. It is still early in its run, so there's plenty of time for the tone to turn sour. This issue's events put the major facets of Faith's life in peril all at once. Perhaps for the first time she'll be faced with an impossible choice with no simple way out. Our hopeful, cheerful protagonist will surely endure many trials that will run contrary to her world view. I'm hoping we see her triumph and maintain her outlook, while still growing into a worldlier and thick-skinned hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Adam Waugaman Feb 23, 2016

    Faith has a lot of ground to cover in the final two issues. Faith #2 was definitely another strong showing from the creative team of Houser, Portela, and Sauvage. Even though she has many adversities to overcome, Faith is staying strong and I hope is able to beat these calamities. I highly recommend picking up Faith #2. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 25, 2016

    As a character study Faith #2 is a welcome read, though its impact on the series as a whole is limited. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Feb 24, 2016

    Part of the idea of this book is the plus-size heroine. Now, I don't particularly care about body type or size. In fact, I remember Faith the first time Valiant produced comics.To me, and there will be others that disagree with me, but if the book is well written has strong art, Idon't care if the lead is a man or woman; straight or gay; big or slim. I just want a good story. Faithdoes cover parts of that, but I am lefta tad annoyed with some ofpassive aggressive tones used in her confrontation with Torgue, though I am more annoyedwith the over-familiar reporter slant than anything.With that in mind, I think that Valiant have missed a trick, talking diversity yetonly allowing that diversity to be used in a cosmetic manner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Aug 28, 2016

    Faith, in short, is a good mix of old school and modern social issues. It's not as dramatic as these things tend to be in these cases, but the opposite; It's active, energetic, with a strong protagonist and cool superpowers. I'll be waiting to see in some real fight and what happens next. Faith #2 is a book you should keep your eye on! Read Full Review

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