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Monday, March 14, 2016

REVIEW: "Faith" issues 1 & 2 by Jody Houser

So I have been hearing so much about Valiant's character Faith. I read a few Valiant titles and really liked them, so I have been eagerly awaiting Faith to come out in graphic novel form. Well, Netgalley put up the first couple issues as a partial galley, so of course I jumped at the chance to get a sneak peek!

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Type: Comics, Graphic Novel, Series, Book 1, Partial Galley, Issues, Nerdtastic

About the Book: VALIANT'S MOST DEMANDED HERO STEPS OUT OF HARBINGER... AND INTO AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE! Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert - a psionically gifted "psiot" discovered by the Harbinger Foundation - has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she's always known she can be - complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would... When she's not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels' own leading superhero - the sky-soaring Zephyr! But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off an full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head... or ready for her biggest challenge yet? [Description from Netgalley.com]

My Review: I've never judged a comic book on just two issues before, but I can already tell I'm going to enjoy the full volume when it releases. Faith is a fascinating character, and I love her narration. The authors did a great job of making her human alter ego someone I can relate to. Actually, I can relate to her super hero self too - at least the nerdy references. I'm sure there were a few I didn't catch, but usually at least once per page there was some sort of sci-fi or nerd reference. So, being a huge nerd, I was in love.

Faith has apparently featured in another graphic novel series before this, of which I was unaware. She keeps mentioning her former team, so I guess I will have to check that out. It might get confusing for some, I was a little unsure a time or two myself, so forewarned is forearmed!

Cover Lovin': I'm just assuming the cover they have for the partial galley will also be the final cover - and if so, I'm all for it. It would definitely make me grab it off the shelf!

Recommendation: Apparently Faith appeared in another comic series, which I was unaware of, so some of the mentions of the backstory flew right over my head - be forewarned this might happen to you.

Final Rating: It's tough to rate this, since it's only two issues and not a full volume. But judging by these two books - I'm loving this. FOUR out of FIVE stars!


Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a review.

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