â€œSince Faithâ€™s solo debut hit stands, no matter where we’ve turned â€“Â from conventions to comic shops to social media â€“ fans all over the globe have called on Valiant to further Faith’s adventures beyond four issues alone,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. “Now that day has come, and weâ€™re proud to say that Faithâ€™s journey will continue in 2016 and beyond. Jody Houser, Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage did a masterful job introducing Faith to a whole new audience, and now we’re glad to welcome Valiant-exclusive artist and extraordinarily talented storyteller Pere Perez to the Faith family for her first ongoing series â€“ a benchmark achievement if there ever was one.â€
Created by former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in Valiantâ€™s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, Faith has long been a central icon of Valiantâ€™s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, Faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with FAITH #1 (of 4) â€“ a groundbreaking debut that quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. In the weeks since, Faithâ€™s solo debut has garnered near-universal critical acclaim; generated attention from some of the worldâ€™s biggest media outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, NPR, People, Today, the Washington Post, and dozens more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing â€“ making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.
“Faith isn’t just a superhero anymore. In a very short time, she’s become a true pop culture phenomenon,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “Finally, the world is realizing what we at Valiant have known all along: that in a medium populated by characters that can often seem dark and cynical, Faith represents a ray of hope and optimism that resonates far beyond the printed page alone. She truly is a hero in every sense of the word and, at her core, she represents the best that superheroes and comics as a whole have to offer to the world.â€
In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one woman the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and dedicated crime-ï¬ghter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence â€“ like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance boyfriend half a world away, and the missing back issues that plague her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, Faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out once and for all! But who is lurking behind the mask of her new foeâ€¦and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?
On July 20th, donâ€™t miss history in the making when the colossal comics milestone of the summer arrives with the brand-new FAITH #1 â€“ featuring covers by a staggering cast of comics talents, includingKevin Wada (She-Hulk), Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR),Emanuela Lupacchino (Superwoman), Pere Perez (HARBINGER WARS), Kano (Gotham Central), and Colleen Coover (Bandette)!Â Jump on on board here and find out why Valiantâ€™s high-flying hero has captured the imagination of the world â€“ and inspired a whole new generation of comics fans â€“Â whenÂ FAITH #1Â hits comic shops everywhere onÂ July 20th!
Plus: Go back to the beginning and relive Faith’s headline-grabbing solo debut with theÂ FAITH VOL. 1: HOLLYWOOD AND VINE trade paperback collection â€“ also on sale in July! Re-presenting all four issues of the sold-out limited series that catapulted HARBINGER’s leading heroine into superhero stardom for just $9.99, get primed for Faith’s first ongoing series here as all-star creators Jody Houser,Francis Portela, and Marguerite Sauvage begin the story that made Faith a full-on comics sensation!