Review: Faith #9

faith_009_cover-c_smartSometimes saving the world entails a little help from your friends. When a suspicious new intern comes to Zipline, asking questions about celeb columnist Faith Herbert, it’s up to her coworkers to help safeguard her secret identity as Summer Smith. Faith’s greatest power has always been inspiring others – see just how much she’s changed the lives of her new friends in this special one-shot story!

When I found out that Faith #9 would be effectively a day in the life of Faith, I was pretty excited as I’ve always enjoyed the stories that delve into the other aspect of a superhero’s life: what they get up to when they’re not saving lives. Make no mistake,  this isn’t a comic about Faith saving the world in her civilian identity – it really is a story that focuses on her work at the Buzzfeed like Zipline.

But in a rather unique take on the whole Secret Identity crisis, Faith revealed that she was actually mild-mannered Summer Smith to her coworkers back in the third issue of the miniseries released last year – an issue that was my favourite one of 2016 – which has had interesting results for the high flying psiot ever since.

Faith #9 is less about Faith than it is about the people she works with and how the feel working with a superhero. It’s honestly a really interesting story for fans of the character, but it will also make a very interesting read for fans of other superheroes who works at a newspaper like career who haven’t revealed their identities to those around them; imagine it as an Elseworlds or What If? story

Story: Jody Houser Art: Kate Niemczyk Fantasy Sequences: Marguerite Sauvage
Story: 8.5 Art: 8.75 Overall: 8.5 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.