First Look: A Review of @ValiantComics Faith #4 by @Jody_Houser

Post by Hannah Heath

first-look_-a-review-of-faithWhat would YOU do if you had a non-evil double? Think of the possibilities. I mean, you’d have an instant buddy who would be willing to marathon LOTR, discuss books, watch the Rogue One trailer eight times, play video games, and split chore duties with.


If you happen to be a nerdy superhero, you could even fight evil thieves at comic cons.

Yes. “Nerdy superhero.” I’m talking about Faith Herbert. The newest Faith comic book comes out on the 19th and –

Wait, wait! Where are you going? I promise I won’t go off on another “Faith is awesome” rant.

I know, I know. Don’t make promises you can’t keep. But those are the best kind.

The plan was to take Archer to his first ever comic con and show him the sites. This plan did not include fighting crime or getting a double of herself made by some weird magical item.

Faith has read enough comic books and seen enough TV shows to know that doubles aren’t a good thing. They’re always diabolical and somehow working with the bad guys.

But her double seems…normal? Nice and non-evil and extremely nerdy. Faith 2.0 even wishes that they would bring back the Star Wars E.U. Anyone who thinks that can’t be half bad, right?

But they don’t have time to discuss the merits of the new Star Wars canon. With Archer and her new double, Faith needs to hunt down and stop the comic con thieves before they make off with thousands of dollars worth of geek items, terrorizing her fellow nerds as they go. Faith isn’t about to let some mean-spirited cosplayer ruin a good con.

So, my thoughts? *tries to keep from exploding* *starts going red in the face* *throws up hands*

Okay. I can’t keep my above promise. This comic was really fun. Why? FAITH. You can read about my love for her via my reviews of issue 1, 2, and 3 of this ongoing series.

One Faith Herbert is awesome enough. But two of them? An abundance of awesome. Twice the spirit, twice the fun, twice the nerd references.

I’m also extremely happy because this issue featured a few of Faith’s daydream sequences, which are favorites of mine. The art is fun and colorful and matches Faith’s personality perfectly. Cheers to Pere Perez and Marguerite Sauvage for their excellent work. And, of course, their non-daydream artwork is good, as always.


I’m also going to quickly point out that Archer is really cracking me up. His girlfriend suddenly has a double and he’s totally unfazed. Because of course she has a double. I guess that’s normal for a guy raised by an evil sect who’s constantly running into magic.

I think these reviews are soon going to turn into a “Faith AND Archer are awesome” rant. You have been warned.

Oh, and remember how, in my last review, I was asking what character Faith was cosplaying as? Jody Houser told me she’s cosplaying as a steampunk version of her superhero, Zephyr. I chuckled for the rest of the day after learning this. In case any of you were wondering about that.

So, all that to say: I really liked this issue. *figuratively throws comic to the ground because it’s technically a PDF and I don’t want to hurt my precious laptop* ANOTHER!

Have you read any of the Faith comics yet? No? Well, you’re doing life wrong. Go get yourself a copy. This fourth issue comes out on October 19th, so catch up on your reading so you can jump into this one. It’s good. You’ll like it.

What is your favorite Faith issue to date? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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