Review: Faith #11

FAITH_011_COVER-A_KANOFaith no more!

One by one, Faith has outsmarted and defeated every member of her brand-new rogues gallery. But when all four of Los Angeles’ most sinister minds attack their sworn enemy at once, their combined power may prove to be too powerful to handle! But will evil finally triumph over the high-flying psiot…or collapse under its own collective weight? The most pivotal moment in Faith’s solo career starts here with a rumble that won’t just seal the fate of Los Angeles, but the entire nation!

When you tell a story about a superhero who is also a comics fan, inevitably she’s going to come across a villain who is also a comics fan. When said villain decides to form a group of like-minded individuals to take down his arch-nemesis, and the star of this comic, then you’d best be prepared for an almost too meta story to happen.

Faith #11 reads like a comic book cliche, and it is, but Jody Houser is able to use the cliche as a polite middle finger to the tropes that this very comic is following. Coupled with the self-referential humour and jabs at the industry as a whole, and my reticence over the last issue has vanished; my  misgivings over the similarities of Joe Eisma and Marguerite Sauvage‘s art styles have also vanished (indeed, I’m unsure why it bothered me as much as it did last issue), and I was able to simply just enjoy the comic in my hands.

I’ve no idea where the story line will be heading next, but my faith in Faith has been restored.

Story: Jody Houser Art: Joe Eisma
Colour: Andrew Dalhouse 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

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