Review: Faith and the Future Force #2
Faith Herbert and Neela Sethi, Timewalker’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed…which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and start all over again! But this time, Faith is taking a new approach with a whole new team of heroes to help save the day! But will these new recruits be the key to saving all of time from a calculating A.I. foe, or is history doomed to repeat itself with a failure of incalculable proportions?
Full disclosure: if you didn’t read the last issue, you’ll be lost here. Don’t expect any of the following to make sense (and expect a few spoilers).
Faith and the Future Force #2 is an interesting beast. If you read and enjoyed the first issue then this one is, quite literally, more of the same with a little bit of a skin change, so you should know exactly what to expect. Written by long time Faith scribe Jody Houser, this issue is every bit as fun and enjoyable as the first installment that had Neela Sethi recruit Faith to battle a machine that was eating history… but Faith wasn’t enough, and the hero fell to the robot. Issue #2 opens where the previous issue closed, with the Renegades having joined Faith and Neela (yeah, Faith died last issue, but Neela went to a different point in time and grabbed Faith again. Paradox? Who cares, it’s awesome) and they’re about to try again.
As far as time travel style comics go, this is an enjoyable diversion from your daily life for however long it takes you to read it, whether that’s ten or fifteen minutes… Faith and the Future Force #2 carries on from the previous issue in all the right ways. Faith is still the embodiment of every comic fan and nerd in how she reacts to the world around her, and the introduction of the Renegades only brings more great little moments to the fore.
I enjoyed the last issue quite a bit, and honestly the quality doesn’t dip too much here at all in the writing department. Artistically this is equally as solid despite a slight shift in the artists involved in the production of the comic (Steven Segovia dropped off the comic for reasons not quite to me known, and Barry Kitson has been joined by Diego Bernard with Juan Castro) but the quality remains just as high as the previous issue with some brilliantly reflected nods to Valiant’s recent past as the comic progresses.
As far as time travel style comics go, this is an enjoyable diversion from your daily life for however long it takes you to read it. If you’re in you’re LCS in the next couple of days and you see this there, take a chance on the series. Faith and the Future Force #2 is a fun story that explores the intricacies of time travel and a hero’s willingness to save the world.
Story: Jody Houser Art: Barry Kitson, Diego Bernard with Juan Castro
Colours: Ulises Arreola Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.75 Art: 9.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy
Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review