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Title:
Faith
ISBN:
9781682151211

9781682151631

9781682151990

9781682152195
Publication:
New York, NY : Valiant Entertainment, 2016-
Physical Description:
volumes (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
General Note:
Volume 1. Collecting Faith (Limited series) #1-4 -- volume 2. Collecting Faith (Ongoing series) #1-4 -- volume 3. Collecting Faith (Ongoing series) #5-8 -- volume 4 Collecting Faith (Ongoing series) #9-12.
Contents:
v. 1. Hollywood and Vine -- v. 2. California scheming -- v. 3. Superstar -- v. 4. The Faithless.
Summary:
Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert - a psionically gifted "psiot" discovered by the Harbinger Foundation - has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she's always known she can be - complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would. When she's not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels' own leading superhero - the sky-soaring Zephyr! But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off an full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head or ready for her biggest challenge yet?
Reading Level:
Rated T+.
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VALIANT'S MOST DEMANDED HERO STEPS OUT OF HARBINGER...AND INTO AN ALL-NEW ADVENTURE!

Orphaned at a young age, Faith Herbert - a psionically gifted "psiot" discovered by the Harbinger Foundation - has always aspired to greatness. But now this once ordinary teenager is taking control of her destiny and becoming the hard-hitting hero she's always known she can be - complete with a mild-mannered secret identity, unsuspecting colleagues, and a day job as a reporter that routinely throws into her harms way! Well, at least she thought it would... When she's not typing up listicles about cat videos, Faith makes a secret transformation to patrol the night as the City of Angels' own leading superhero - the sky-soaring Zephyr!

But flying solo is going to be tougher than she ever thought when Zephyr uncovers a deep-rooted alien conspiracy. Two-bit burglars and car thieves are one thing, but when the world needs a hero to stave off an full-blown extraterrestrial invasion, will Faith find herself in over her head...or ready for her biggest challenge yet?

Rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and explosive artists Francis Portela (Green Lantern) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) pilot a new chapter for the high-flying hero that People Magazine calls "a superhero we can all admire."

Collecting FAITH #1-4.


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Gr 7 Up-Faith Hebert, a psiotic (or person with superpowers) known as Zephyr, has relocated to Los Angeles in search of a fresh start. Once part of a group of psiotic humans (Harbinger Renegades), she now works as an unassuming entertainment blogger, Summer, eager to make her mark (as a journalist and superhero) yet conflicted about attracting attention. When her telekinetic powers (and the hacking ability of a friend) unearth other inactive psiotic beings who have mysteriously disappeared, Faith investigates. This is a modern twist on the classic superhero tale. Faith doesn't have the typical superheroine body type, dismantling stereotypes about what it means to be superpowered. While the plot doesn't deviate too far from the average superhero story, Faith is a self-aware protagonist, commenting on the common superhero tropes, and this selection is sure to spark conversations about body image and women in comics. VERDICT Recommended for all graphic novel fans and those interested in body positive characters.-Tamela Chambers, Chicago Public Schools, IL © Copyright 2016. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Faith Herbert is starting over, with a new job, a secret identity, and a calling patrolling Los Angeles as the superhero, Zephyr. When people who have psychic tendencies start to disappear, Faith comes across a conspiracy that impacts her new life while also digging up remnants of her old one. Faith is that rare beast, a spin-off superhero title that stands fully on its own. Though Faith's past adventures as part of the Harbinger comics are acknowledged, they aren't required reading. Faith herself is a masterpiece, whereas she could easily be a caricature. She's plus-sized in a completely realistic way, though her curves in no way affect her ability to fight or fly. She's also an unabashed nerd girl, a fact celebrated gleefully by the creators in minute detail, from references to actor Chris Evans to the TV show Buffy to even a swear word from Madeleine L'Engle's A Wind in the Door (1973). The art is bright and cheerful when Faith is happy, hazy when Faith is daydreaming of rescuing hunky guys, and darkly dramatic when showing action scenes. This combination of great storytelling, wonderful characterization, and strong art makes this next-generation superhero a must-have for graphic novel collections.--Wildsmith, Snow Copyright 2016 Booklist