Faith, Vol 1: Hollywood & Vine by Jody Houser
Review Copy: Received From Comic Bento
Description From Goodreads:
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?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It's very hard to find a superhero comic that is truly unique these days, but Faith is exactly that. It does a fantastic job at picking fun at other popular comics (and comic book movies!) as well as the usual plots showcased in them, while also doing a wonderfully fantastic job at bringing us a superhero that defies the norm - Faith. I had a smile nearly the entire time I was reading this volume, making me question why I'd ultimately waited so long to dive into this series. It's easily one of the best I've read this year, and I'll definitely be looking forward to the second collected volume.
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