Review: Faith #10
The villains are coming! Faith’s most fearsome foes and ruthless rogues—including Chris Chriswell, Murder Mouse, Dark Star, and Sydney—have finally united, creating an unstoppable coalition of evil with one goal in mind: Destroy Faith Herbert! Together, they are The Faithless…and if Los Angeles’ greatest hero doesn’t think fast and fly even faster, they’re going to ground the sky-soaring psiot for good!
I’ve got to say that when a talking cat actually uses the line “the mouse told me this was a serious operation,” I not only laughed out loud at the absurdity of the sequence, but I realized this was also writer Jody Houser‘s way of letting you know exactly what you were in for with this issue; a level of absurdity previously unseen in this series.
I read Faith #10 assuming that Houser had her tongue placed firmly within her cheek as I turned the pages because the cheese level was far higher than normal – and while at times it worked very well, at others, it felt like a pancake from the ceiling. Although there are some great moments that fall on both sides of the fence at the same time, such as when the Faithless decide on a name for themselves, there are also some standout moments within the comic – the ever brilliant Marguerite Sauvage delivers once again in this issue, while Joe Eisma‘s art seems almost too similar in style to stand out from the fantasy sequences in some places which is not, honestly a bad thing if you’re a fan of the art, but I prefer a distinction between the fantasy and real moments as we’ve had in previous issues.
Unfortunately, this issue just didn’t click for me this month, but seeing as how this is the first time that Jody Houser has faltered in fourteen issues with Faith across both the miniseries and the ongoing, I’ll be back with bells on for the next issue.
Story: Jody Houser Art: Joe Eisma Fantasy Sequences: Marguerite Sauvage
Story: 7.5 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Read
Graphic Policy was provided with a FREE copy for review