Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Faith #1

   I would never have predicted that Faith would be one of the breakout hits for Valiant Comics - but here she is, back again in a new series.

    She doesn't look like the typical superheroine - she's no waif with legs down to there and breasts out to here, carefully posing to thrust her... assets... at the viewer.

   Instead, she's a bit overweight, and a nerd. She is a psiot (which apparently means she has telekinetic powers - she can fly and move things with her mind).

   Her superhero name is Zephyr, and she has moved to Los Angeles, where she has a double identity - by day, she works as a writer for an entertainment webzine, and in her spare time she fights the bad guys.

   Her adventures are firmly set in the real world (well, mostly), as she struggles with work duties and friends, and she finds herself getting caught up in the culture of celebrity in L.A.

   She's smart, optimistic, upbeat - and very likable! The script by Jody Houser is very good, and the art by Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage and Colleen Duran is fresh, bright and lots of fun.

   Heroes should be diverse - and Faith is certainly a step in the right direction!

Grade: B+



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