Faith #5

Writer: Jody Houser, Louise Simonson, Rafer Roberts Artist: Pere Perez, Colleen Doran, Meghan Hetrick Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 2, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 4
8.1Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

On November 2nd, just days before Election Day 2016, legendary writer Louise Simonson and Harvey Award-nominated artist Pere Perez present history in the making with a presidential milestone like no other! Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton...but its her daring alter ego as Los Angeles' leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watc more

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Nov 8, 2016

    Faith #5 is definitely a fun, witty and wonderful look at a woman who wants to do the right thing and her journey in doing so. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 31, 2016

    Whether you agree with them or not, make sure you do exercise your right to vote on November 8th. You can find your local polling place through Rock the Vote. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Nov 8, 2016

    Although this issue may not have gotten the mainstream buzz that Valiant was hoping for in my opinion, the book itself is such a huge plus for the company that it doesn't even matter. Not just an great book for Valiant and it's fans, but a huge plus for the industry as a whole. It was a fun book, just like most issues of the series. I once again strongly recommend buying this, if not for yourself then for the comic fan in your life. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Nov 4, 2016

    Faith has been a blessing for Valiant, as has Houser, Roberts, and the rest, and theyre all shining here. Each story leads the reader down an innovative narrative thats familiar, yet presented in a new way that strikes an emotional chord. Dont be dissuaded from buying this book by your pre-conceived political biases, or from your proclivity to not buying something without rippling muscles. This is a quality book well worth your money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Nov 2, 2016

    Faith continues to forge a new path in modern comics Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Logan Dalton Nov 6, 2016

    Honestly, Faith #5 is worth picking up for Marguerite Sauvage's double page spread of Faith imagining herself as a Sailor Scout when she sees the (evil) talking cat at the mall that is manipulating Zoe Hines. It is a showcase of how important and inspirational superheroes are to people everywhere as in two separate stories, Faith beams with joy as two young girls look up to her and combines the real world, pop culture, and the superhero genre into one pleasing comic book mixture. It is also nice to see a talented group of female comics creators from different eras team up and do their own takes on one of the best female superheroes and hopefully inspire yet another generation of female comic book fans and creators. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Oct 31, 2016

    Another great issue from what seems to be Valiant's big hit. Pick up Faith 5 for the stories. And regardless of where you land politically, it's still one of the best all-ages superhero books around. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Nov 2, 2016

    A perfect jumping on point no matter whether youre voting Democrat (WOOT) or Republican (hisssss) Faith #5 gives us the purest, most affirming sense of super-heroics on the comics stand today. Anyone out there arguing to Make Comics Great Again? You clearly blinked. Because for the true Wednesday Warriors, Faith already did that, and then some. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Melina Dargis Nov 2, 2016

    I did like the little extras again such as the black talking cat being associated with Sailor Moon. And as always, I like Faith's inner monologue as she talks about her feelings and views on subjects. I still recommend this issue, but it doesn't actually pack the punch that the normal issues do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Nov 5, 2016

    The main story by Jody Houser, Meghan Hetrick, and Marguerite Sauvage is a fantastic Faith story, featuring all of the hallmarks which have propelled her to Valiant's A-list. There are pop references, homages to other geek-culture icons, and a charming wit that, when combined with a quality story, make for an enticing read. The issue's closing story by Rafer Roberts and Colleen Doran is a fun addition that looks to play into Roberts' upcoming series Harbinger: Renegade. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Nov 7, 2016

    Overall, all three stories show why FAITH has been finding her way into people's subscription lists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Oct 29, 2016

    The artwork was a tad inconsistent for us, and it was highlighted the most when Faith and Clinton posed for a photo. In one panel Clinton looks very accurate, but in the next it looks like a drawing of somebody wearing a mask of her face. It's not like this throughout but it's just proof that there's room for improvement, though that's the case with all artwork in comics and books, so we can't really complain too much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Nov 4, 2016

    'Faith' continues to be one of the best comics in the business. It's unapologetically optimistic and heroic with an affable and endearing lead like Faith Herbert. It doesn't matter what your politics are if you want great superhero storytelling that puts a smile on your face this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Nov 3, 2016

    It's tough to scoff at 48 pages for cover price, but this chapter nonetheless feels like a strong idea not quite executed to its full potential. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Nov 2, 2016

    While I think tackling an election special issue is tricky no matter the circumstance around it, if you are going to do it, then make it an actual election special. Have all the stories tie in somehow, not just one. I appreciate the concept of encouraging people to vote, but ultimately this felt like a pure concept piece rather than a fully fleshed story. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Nov 7, 2016

    Solid enough compilation of stories on the eve of a very important day. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Nov 2, 2016

    Faith #5 features notable writers and artists. There aresome minor issues that disrupted complete immersion. Otherwise, this is a traditional Faith book filled with the optimism and good heart of one of comics most admirable new heroes. It introduces a viable new threat and hints at what is to come for our intrepid hero and encourages readers to be an active part of the government process. This should definitely be added to your Faith collection, and if past performance is any indicator, will likely sell out given its inclusion of relevant political persona. Read Full Review

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