Faith #8

Writer: Jody Houser Artist: Joe Eisma, Marguerite Sauvage Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Pain from the past!

From Hollywood's darkest shadows, an old enemy rises to extract revenge on Faith! A superhero's work is never done...and, now, one of Faith's former adversaries has returned for a fateful rematch that will put the life of Los Angeles' greatest hero into a tailspin. And when this familiar assailant finally shows their true face, will the high flying psiot have the strength to put them down for good?

Ready your spoiler alerts, because rising star rising star Jody Houser (Mother Panic) and acclaimed artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) are going to pull the curtain more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Feb 1, 2017

    This book really helped turn a pretty awful week into one a little bit brighter(if you don't know what's going on consider yourself lucky and don't pick up a newspaper). I am happy this book is out there. It is the opposite of the dark books that we get a lot of time now. Honestly this is an old school super hero book and it really appeals to me. It might partially be my nostalgia for my childhood, but it is a great read, and deserves all the praise that it gets. It's by far my favourite book I've read so far in this young year, and I hope it continues along this same awesome positive path. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Melina Dargis Feb 8, 2017

    I truly appreciate the blend of wisdom and geeky vibes. It's so different than any other superhero comic, and that's what makes it special. As always, this is a winner. Please check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Jan 31, 2017

    Faith #8 was a delight to read. The entire series has been a funny and smart dive into one of Valiant's strongest characters. Houser and Eisma really understand what makes this character and series work. With the right balance of seriousness, wit and levity, Faith is a series that delivers a fun and fresh take on a character who should be disillusioned with the world around her, yet she perseveres. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 6, 2017

    'Faith' is one of the best comics for various reasons but Houser's commitment to making Faith a complicated but relatable human with powers might be the best reason. If you're not emotionally invested in her as a person then you've missed the point. Faith represents the best of us but also exposes our very human weaknesses. If she can triumph over her mental roadblocks then so can we. What could be more powerful or inspirational in a hero? Be your own hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Feb 1, 2017

    Faith #8 is a personal journey that will resound with fans. It reminds readers of Faiths core character and moves her story forward into more challenging waters. With its superb art and visual storytelling, this book is a welcome addition to the Faith lore. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Feb 1, 2017

    Faith is what comic books are all about. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Weird Science - Columbus Comics Corner Feb 4, 2017

    Being a full-time Harbinger again and dealing with her own threats, Faith is busy finding herself and bringing down villains at the same time. We see Faith continuing to deal with the death of her family and close friends. Jody Houser has been planting seeds since the start of the series. Which leads to play into Faith's future overarching story. Essentially, this issue is a setup for what's to come in the upcoming arc. While it's a quick read, you get a plot point wrapped up, an important friendship moment, and enjoyable art to guide you through the book. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 2, 2017

    Now, despite me having just spent the better part of the review picking holes in the comic, if you're already reading the series then you'll want to read this issue because it does lay some groundwork for the future, and despite my hang-ups it's not as bad as I've probably made it sound –I don't regret buying the issue at all. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 2, 2017

    On a purely narrative level, issue #8 is a bit flat. The cliffhanger from last month ultimately proves unimportant, and the move to a familiar foil doesn't initially offer much. Where issue #8 succeeds is in its examination of character, both with Faith herself and in the importance she places on the expectations of others. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 7, 2017

    Very silly stuff - we expect more of our heroes, and I expect much more of an intelligent, capable hero like Faith. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Brian Belanger Feb 8, 2017

    Although the ghost direction would have been interesting, the hologram reveal was a fun twist. The next mystery looks like it's going to be what Sidney and her new partner have planned. It will probablyhaunt you if you don't pick up this issue and the next, so make sure you do. Read Full Review

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