Sunday, October 23, 2016

Faith #4 Review

All Your Favorite Heroes in One Place

Written by: Jody Houser
Art by: Pere Perez, Andrew Dalhouse
Fantasy Sequences by: Marguerite Sauvage
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 19, 2016
Review by: Ryan Douglas

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The latest issue of Faith wraps up the arc “The Long Con”. The issue opens with a dream fantasy sequence drawn by Marguerite Sauvage. The sequence is drawn to show Faith thinking back as child and the idea of being a superhero. Faith knew one day if she became a superhero, the day would come when she would meet her evil double. Marguerite continues to do a great job on the inks and colors. Her fantasy sequences really pop off the page. Not to take away from the regular story art. But I enjoy the fantasy sequences quite a bit more.

We catch up with both Faiths at the hotel where Faith and Archer originally tracked down our villain. It turns out we won’t have to worry about Faith having an evil doppelganger. We find out the twin created by the Mouse cosplayer, share the same mind as the Faith we know.

Our heroines including Archer get back to the convention to find the villainous cosplayer has used the statue to make multiple versions of himself. This causes all mayhem at the convention and leaves the con-goers running for their lives. Our heroines are able to take down the villain. But they still have the magical statue to deal with that will makes things a lot worse for our team. In the end the clone of Faith saves the day by flying this statue into the sun to save the lives of everyone in the city.

I felt this issue continues to hit some of the same beats from previous issues and even the first part of this story arc. While you have other Valiant comics like X-O Manowar and Rai dealing with outer space galaxy battles. Faith feels to be written to be the fun grounded book of the Valiant universe. All though it felt like a standard classic superhero story line, we continue to grow with Faith as she figures herself out and her place as a superhero in this universe. I continue to love the blend of the art from both the fantasy sequences and the regular story art. I’m looking forward to the new Harbinger series to see how this new Faith interacts with her old team.

Bits and Pieces:

Our Faiths learn to work together to take down the villain still at large at a comic convention. We continue to see Faith grow as a character as she protects her city, new friends and fellow con-goers. You get plenty of easter eggs and a classic superhero story to keep a smile on your face.


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