Faith #4

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 19, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 6
8.7Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Comics! Cosplay! Crime! This comic book convention isn't what it appears to be...

From all across the world, fans have flocked to California's biggest comics convention...but they never expected to see real-life superheroes duking it out! When fandom's most important event becomes an all-out super-powered melee, can Faith "Zephyr" Herbert and her crossbow-wielding boyfriend, Obadiah Archer, prevent a gang of diabolical con-crashers from turning thousands of spectators into victims of the most brazen caper in comic book history?

If Faith has her way, these back-issue bandits will be going behind bars when breakout writer Jody more

  • 10
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Oct 20, 2016

    Faith is a perfectly executed comic with an awesome protagonist who exemplifies the best parts of being a hero. The young take on superheroism doesnt betray larger emotional conflicts and touches on what life would be like for an emerging adult with superpowers. I can see myself in Faith and her love of all things nerdy, which helps to make her much more real in this issue. The art is polished and the story has more than enough personality to humor and intrigue. Pick up this issue (and all the ones before and after). Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Fandom Post - Melina Dargis Oct 19, 2016

    Each issue is phenomenal. If you haven't read it yet, what are you waiting for? Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 19, 2016

    Easily the best issue of the series so far, and featuring perhaps my favourite Faith moment of all time, this is pretty much essential reading. I absolutely love Faith, and if you pick this comic up I guarantee you will too. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Alyssa Jackson Oct 19, 2016

    All in all, this was a terrifically entertaining mini-arc and I can't wait to see what we get next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 24, 2016

    'Faith' continues to exemplify the best in superhero comics and issue four is another example of how necessary Faith Herbert is. She's a relatable, lovable, nerd who's also a fierce defender of justice. No pull list is complete without 'Faith' on it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Nov 2, 2016

    As I've said before this is the biggest book in Valliant's entire line of comics. It's a unique book, maybe one of the truly different books out there, and does so by capturing the feel of a classic comic book. A feeling which is sadly missing in other books. I'm not the target market for Faith, and that I can see how good this book is, not just in quality but also just good for Valiant in general. It is generating the positive buzz that Valiant really needs being a smaller company. I have to recommend this book. It's one that is a good read for everyone from teenage girls to grandpa, if they love comics they will love Faith. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 18, 2016

    To claim thatFaith #4is anything but a light hearted fun comic would be a fallacy, yesthere are still little jabs at comic book tropes, but over all this isa beautifully illustrated comic that's justfun to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Oct 19, 2016

    Faith is one of the most charismatic heroes in all of comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Oct 26, 2016

    Faith might just be my favorite Valiant book right now. Houser and co. are telling stories that feel like classic superhero tales but within a very modern framework and ethos. There's a little bit of something for everyone here, whether you're a genre diehard or an indie-focused reader. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Oct 21, 2016

    Faith #4 is an entertaining issue because it does a great job in defining Faith Herbert. Jody Houser's unique take on Faith dealing with her duplicate is refreshing and enjoyable. Murder Mouse still isn't the type of villain I would want to see in future issues but he serves his purpose as one attempting to foil the convention. So now after these first 4 issues I'm looking forward to a deeper story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Oct 22, 2016

    This was another super fun, very personable issue. Houser has a lot of fun pitting Faith against an identical duplicate, and the two of them are downright adorable together. That goes a long way to helping flesh out the character and make her even more likable, so when the fighting starts, I'm totally on her side. Houser has done a brilliant job of making Faith a really great character, one who is easy to like and root for. Couple that with the fun of a comic book convention and the sci-fi weirdness of magical duplicates, and you've got another solidly entertaining comic, with some truly fantastic art. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 15, 2016

    The artwork brings the characters to life pretty well, though lacks in detail and consistency at times. It's not terrible by any means, but definitely noticeable. Either way, they managed to differentiate between two versions of the same character exceedingly well – even if it was by simple means. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Oct 23, 2016

    Our Faiths learn to work together to take down the villain still at large at a comic convention. We continue to see Faith grow as a character as she protects her city, new friends and fellow con-goers. You get plenty of easter eggs and a classic superhero story to keep a smile on your face. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Oct 24, 2016

    A fine issue but Faith has seen more compelling arcs. Read Full Review

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