Comic Book Review: Faith volume 1 by Jody Houser

cover84698-medium-2Note: The ARC available from Netgalley contains the first ½ of the volume.

This comics gets points even before it starts. A plus-sized female superhero? Kudos for telling stories from an underrepresented demographic. And promoting positive body image.

But from the beginning, the writing is also good. Faith is a down-to-earth human being. And early references to Spider-Man and Wonder Woman make the book more fun (and establish the geekiness of the main character).

This writer is great. The main character is funny and interesting and you really want to know what happens to her.

I love how her costume goes all the way up to her neck, but when she’s daydreaming about herself, it’s a bit more low-cut. What does that say about how she sees herself?

But it’s only half the size of a full volume, only containing the first 2 issues and some preview art from the 3rd.

I really enjoyed this issue. I was only going to give it 4 out of 5 stars because I “really liked it”, but I realized how much I’d just drop everything to finish reading this volume. So, I think it deserves a full 5.

Thanks to NetGalley, Diamond Distributors, and Valiant Entertainment for a copy in return for an honest review.


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