Valiant Previews ‘Faith #1’

Long a character in Valiant’s excellent Harbinger series, Faith gets to be the center of attention in her own solo mini-series starting next week. It’s already garnered mainstream media attention because Faith is (as she was originally in the first incarnation of Harbinger) a plus-sized superhero. Which is, I suppose, newsworthy, but that’s not why you should get this book. It’s because she’s simply a GREAT character. She’s not just a superhero, she’s a normal, healthy young woman who, unlike many in Harbinger, is excited to have powers. Under original Harbinger writer Joshua Dysart, she was one of the most realistic, complex, and dynamic characters to come down the pike in a long time. This new team looks like they have a handle on her, too — and it will be another great book from Valiant. I wouldn’t be surprised if this turns into an ongoing.

From Valiant:

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

Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) pilot a new chapter for Valiant’s high-flying hero right here in Faith’s first-ever limited series!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 27

FAITH #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (NOV151704)
Variant Cover by KANO (NOV151706)
Variant Cover by COLLEEN COOVER (NOV151707)
Blank Cover also available (NOV151705)

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In addition to running Fanboy Planet, Derek has written for ActionAce, Daily Radar, Once Upon A Dime, and The Wave. He has contributed stories to Arcana Comics (The Greatest American Hero) and Monsterverse Comics (Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave). He performs with ComedySportz San Jose and ShakesBEERience, in addition to occasional screenwriting and acting jobs. If you ever played Eric's Ultimate Solitaire on the Macintosh, it was Derek's voice as The Weasel that urged you to play longer. You can buy his book "I Was Flesh Gordon" on the Amazon link at the right. Email him at