Advance Preview – Faith #1 (of 4) (Valiant)

3b2ad8c1-00bf-40a5-9fb6-7bd4dd1deea4Valiant have released an advance look at some of the interior lettered artwork from the first issue of FAITH, their eagerly-anticipated new limited series, set for release on January 27th.

Coming from the pen of rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Bombshells), the new series will see fan favourite Faith “Zephyr” Herbert is charging to the forefront of the Valiant Universe for a blockbuster-scale adventure packed with spectacular super-heroics, alien intrigue, and global stakes!

Here’s the official blurb for the series;

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 her into harm’s 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 a full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head…or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

The series is already attracting widespread media coverage and some fantastic critical responses, some of which you can check out below;

“A bright beacon of hope in an often-dire superhero landscape.”The Onion/A.V Club

“She’s smart, gregarious and an unapologetic nerd – the essential components for true badassery.”

“[FAITH] is a very real kind of fantasy protagonist – and a perfect role model.”The Guardian

“An awesome, crime-stopping superhero.”People

“[FAITH] is restoring our faith in female comic book heroes.” InStyle

“In the 2015 superhero comics landscape, Valiant’s FAITH stands alone.” The Beat

So, feast your eyes on the artwork below, and make sure to add this one to your pull list in January.  It’s shaping up to be something truly special, folks.


The writer of this piece was: 576682_510764502303144_947146289_nCraig Neilson-Adams (aka Ceej)
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