Sky’s the limit for Valiant’s resident geek Faith in her first miniseries
“Faith’s incredibly identifiable to me as a life-long comic book fan.” According to Jody Houser, she was born to write Faith. With the character having initially appeared as part of the Harbinger Renegades, Valiant are now giving pop culture loving psiot Faith Herbert her own four-parter.
“She stands as a representation of the very best that both geekdom and superheroes have to offer,” says Houser, who will be joined by artists Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage. “She’s passionate and compassionate, and is driven by the optimism that one person really can make a difference. ”
As a comics fan, Faith knows all the tricks of the trade, as she takes up a position as a Clark Kent-style reporter. “Faith is incredibly genre-savvy,” says Houser. “She grew up with the same superheroes that we did and, for her, they form the basis of what a superhero should be. So the traditional elements like an alter ego, a journalism career, and superhero patrols… But she’s smart enough to know that glasses alone aren’t that great of a disguise, which is why she wears a wig as well!”
With Houser promising “plenty of geek nods, LA references and adorable puppies,” Faith attempts to strike out on her own, only to find herself single-handedly fending off an alien invasion. “It’s really her first time out in the real world as an adult,” explains Houser. “So she has to deal with mundane challenges like weird neighbours and interesting co-workers, alongside threats to humanity.”
Faith is published by Valiant on 27 January.
Faith (also known as Zephyr) knows all the superhero rules.