Review: Faith And The Future Force #3
“Faith Herbert and Neela Sethi, the newest Timewalker, Neela Sethi’s first attempt at saving time from being unwritten has failed…which means it’s time to rewind the clocks and star— Wait, didn’t this happen already? No matter which heroes she recruits, Faith’s attempts at saving the time stream keep ending in disaster, throwing her in an endless loop of doomed missions! To break the cycle, Faith and Timewalker will have to call upon their strangest recruit yet for a last ditch effort to save the universe!”
As this story is all about time travel, why don’t we hop into the timestream ourselves, dear reader?
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).
In the first issue of Faith And The Future Force, Jody Houser wove an intuitive story about time travel and effortlessly explains how Time Walking works within the Valiant Universe without spending pages and pages dedicated to something that could easily lose readers with its complexity.
Although the last few issues of the ongoing Faith failed to deliver on the promise shown earlier in the series, Jody Houser returns to the promise of those early issues. We’re also seeing Faith face an enemy that feels like a genuine threat, whilst simultaneously being light enough to not feel out of place in the series. It’s an odd dichotomy, but one that works very well.
Diego Bernard with Juan Castro and Cary Nord with Brian Thies are on art duties here, and neither they nor colourist Ulises Arreola disappoint – indeed my only complaint is the watermark on the review copy kept me from being able to really appreciate the vibrancy of their work. Especially around the time doors.
Faith and the Future Force #3 is an interesting beast. If you read and enjoyed the first issues then this one is almost more of the same, so you should know exactly what to expect when you crack the cover.
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 and the first two issues there then take a chance on the series. Faith and the Future Force is a fun story that explores the intricacies of time travel and a hero’s willingness to save the world at any cost.
Story: Jody Houser
Art: Diego Bernard with Juan Castro and Cary Nord with Brian Thies
Colours: Ulises Arreola Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy
Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.