Faith #10

by Jason Laframboise on April 08, 2017

Written by JODY HOUSER
Published by Valiant Comics

The best super hero comic around returns this week with a brand new story arc. In this issue our hero Faith is settling down nicely in her new home of Los Angeles. She has a job she enjoys, new friends she loves and is really starting to take care of the whole super hero thing. Little does Faith know that behind the scenes her greatest(in his mind anyways) enemy Chris Criswell is assembling a team of Faith's previous enemy's: Murder Mouse, Sidney Pierce the alien vine plantling, and the psiot cat Dark Star. Together they have formed the Faithless with one goal in mind to destroy Faith Herbert and get their revenge!

I've said this for about a year now, this is a book that you should be reading. If you love great comic stories and awesome super hero stories this is a book for you. Faith as it is being written by Jody Houser could easily fit into the silver age  of comics, that's the vibe I get from it. A fun super hero book that takes modern story telling and kind of fuses it with the old school feeling. It's is a modern story for sure, but it makes me feel happy when ready so many books now a day can be a depressing experience. I appreciate the ultra serious books but at the same time it is so nice to have a positive book. A lot of the attention given to the book is due to the protagonists physical appearance. Faith is a bigger girl who's powers basically make her lighter than air. It's not a big deal at all in the book though, and that is another reason to love this book as it does give a body positive message. The creation of the Faithless is a perfect example of what I'm talking about as far the old school vibe this book has. It reminds me of the old Superman Revenge squad or something else as equally ridiculous. Just a well written book.

The art compliments the story so well with this book. The two artists play so well with the story. Eisma does a great job handling the main parts of the story and his art is really enjoyable for me. Sauvage's fantasy sequences are cute, and are such fun little additons to these stories, I love them. My only complaint is that I wish the colouring was a little different for the fantasy bit, so they would stand out even more. That being said the art is perfect for this book.
Valiant has a book they should be proud to publish every month. I say that without even taking into consideration Faith's body, which to me is a non issue, but the book is just so well written and is such an enjoyable read. It isn't my favourite book I read every month (Ninjak), but it's the most fun book I read. I actually look forward to reading it every month more then most of my pull list. I wish the sales would reflect the quality of the series. If someone asks me to recommend a comic to get them into comics, this is probably the book I would suggest. It's good for all ages, which is nice in modern comics. In closing I love this issue and I wait for the next one with the excitement of a child on Easter morning. 

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