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Review Brew: Faith #1 (On-Going Series)

Writer: Jody Houser
Art : Pere Pérez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran
Color Art : Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Priced: $3.99
Valiant Entertainment

Fresh off the heels of her hit four-issue miniseries, Faith is back in her own ongoing title. Let’s start with a bit of background on the character of Faith Herbert aka Zephyr. After the breakup of her Superhero team The Renegades, as well as her own personal break-up with her boyfriend/ teammate Torque, and the teams’ identities being made public, Faith needed a change. She moved to Los Angeles, acquired a new identity (Summer Smith), works for an online news magazine, and got a new boyfriend in her long-time friend, Archer. Everything hasn’t been roses for Faith since moving to L.A., however. An alien death cult tried to destroy the city, and her co-workers found out her secret identity.

Now that I have us caught up, let’s get into what’s currently happening with our hero. Faith is still trying to get the hang of balancing being a superhero with having a normal life. She socializes with friends who pry too much into her life, deals with a workplace she put in danger, and tries to hold together a long-distance relationship. However, when everything looks up after she gets a message from her favorite superstar, she will find that a new danger has risen to take her on.

The writing on this issue is phenomenal. From the miniseries up until now, Jody Houser has done a remarkable job giving life to Faith’s character. From her geeky references to her inner fantasy moments, Faith is a delight to follow. Now, seeing her struggle with being a superhero and leading a normal life has added great depth to the character. Pepe Pérez’s artwork really compliments the story well, as his style has a softer feel than what was used in the miniseries. His approach to the characters also matches the upbeat tone of the comic. I also love that Marguerite Sauvage has returned to do the art on the fantasy moments. She brings a painted style with soft tones to really create this daydream/ fantasy sequence that Faith has.

All in all, this was a great first issue, and it looks to set the tone for another fantastic run. If you followed the mini-series, or just reading for the first time, you should get your hands on this one.

I am giving Faith #1 4 fangirls out of 5. What did you think of the Faith mini-series? Let us know in the comments below, and as always, stay with Pop Culture Uncovered for more comic reviews.


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