September 27, 2019 by TinyNavajo
Faith, Vol. 1: Hollywood & Vine by Jody Houser
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*Published July 6, 2016*
Again, I need to thank a friend of mine, she introduced me to Faith and the wonderful hero she is while recommending to me another comic series. Seriously, Megan, if you read this, you are my comic dealer, you and Clovis.
Valiant’s most demanded hero steps out of Harbinger and into an all-new miniseries adventure!
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 an full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head or ready for her biggest challenge yet?
Okay, I’m going to try and NOT spoil the title, but I just got to chuckle and say, “Good one ;)” anyway, we start off seeing Faith in her normal day-to-day life, her secret identity’s life as a writer for a website very similar to Buzzfeed. Her secret identity is bust though when bad guys come in, looking for Faith, or her superhero self, Zephyr. She gives up her secret identity to save her friends. In doing so, she gains the respect of her boss, and a now endless supply of materials for her day job.
My absolute favourite thing about Faith is that she is not shaped like your typical female superhero. She is bigger and she embraces it! I love her and I love she is non-apologetic about her size and shape. And her powers are pretty cool as well, the power of flight and a companion field that a bit telekinetic.
What is your favourite female superhero? Why? Comment below and let me know! Please, I need more comics to read!