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Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine
Faith Volume 1: Hollywood and Vine | Jody Houser
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."
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litenthusiast
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I discovered this at a local indie bookstore. I loved Faith! She is a plus-size superhero and she is amazing. I really liked the first volume of this series and look forward to the rest.

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BlameJennyJane
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Mehso-so

This was just so-so for me. I love that Faith is a plus size super hero... but it‘s also a comic so there are sooooo many other stereotypes that I found it distracting. But isn‘t that what comics do??? They exaggerate everything and one just has to suspend all kinds of disbelief. The artwork is brilliant.

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Lauredhel
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Huge #library #bookhaul today, so it comes in three parts! 1/3 #comics #graphicnovels

silentrequiem I adore Faith! And Being Super was great! 6mo
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Krisjericho
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The character of Faith makes this worth the read. The plot is kind of all over the place, the art is inconsistent, and the other characters blend together, but I feel like this one will grow into the potential that lies in what could be a really, really great character. Geeky pop-culture blogger turned superhero is right up my alley.

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kathytrithardt
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I love this character. I want to be friends with her. She's fat, flies, and says Frak. What else could you want in a nerdy superhero?

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Shadowfat
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Pickpick

I didn't love this but I'm still curious to read the next issue. I thought the characters were a little one dimensional and the plot a little weak, but I think it has promise.

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Serotonin
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wonderkales
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My haul from one day at Fan Expo Toronto.

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queerbookreader
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YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA guys I've been drinking I'm sorry for the caps

SO THRILLED FOR THIS so okay I wasn't a huge fan of the writing of vol 1 BUT I still recommend you all try this trade, see how you like it, if you feel the same as me I also recommend trying vol 2 to see how you like it cos this superhero is worth putting in some effort and attention. Faith is amazing

Also another Valiant superhero to check is Doctor Mirage, tagged below ⬇️

queerbookreader Doc Mirage is biracial (Cambodian) and talks to ghosts or some shit I forgot idk guys I'm trashed this is so hard to write rn but it was GREAT and the second volume was GREAT she has two solo volumes out that I know of and I love her I am v bisexual for her so go try this out from your library or hoopla 1y
Bookzombie I didn‘t know they were trying to make a Faith movie. So curious to see casting! 1y
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AlizaApp
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Pickpick

Really liked this quirky superhero story about a heroine trying to do the right thing on her own after her team falls apart.

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Nitpickyabouttrains
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I had not heard of this comic before the #geekygraphicnovelswap but @UnidragonFrag made a great find. This book was witty, and the main character was so cool!

shendrix413 I love Faith!!! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 2y
UnidragonFrag Awesome! Glad you liked it! 😃 2y
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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Everything inside looks good! @UnidragonFrag thank you so so much!!! A great #geekygraphicnovelswap . I am excepted for book two of revival and Faith looks so cool! Thank you also for the tea and cool bookmark and pin and pop!

UnidragonFrag 😱 I'm so glad it made it! USPS is exceeding expectations this year, seriously 😄 glad you liked all of it! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Yay! 🙌🏻🤗 2y
hermyknee Love that Funko!! So awesome! 2y
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teebe
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"Happy Day" is right! Thank you so much @LA_Mead ! I'm so excited to read these and I love the mug. I'm going to take it to work- we have Batman Fridays where everyone wears Batman stuff so this is perfect. #GeekyGraphicNovelSwap

JoRead I want to work where you work!! 2y
Betty Batman Fridays! (edited) 2y
LA_Mead I'm so glad you like them! 😊 2y
JenlovesJT47 Yay! 🙌🏻🤗😍 2y
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shendrix413
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I love my plus size super hero! Faith is a great character!

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bookdrunkard78
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Really enjoyed this comic. I felt that some of the humor was reminiscent of Squirrel Girl which I also like! It's definitely fun and I'm excited to read more in the series!

Mimi28 I'm reading this right now. I have the next 2 volumes right here out from the library ready to go 👍😊 2y
Captivatedbybooks Hey love! I mailed the next #readersgonnaread book is on its way. It will be coming from a lawfirm cause i mailed it from work lol 2y
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Mimi28
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When someone pretending to be Apple calls your landline 4 times and your mom begs you to call them back and you spend an hour on the phone with them giving them incredibly personal info ( they even took me through a fake scan on my laptop) and then you have to call and cancel your cards and then spend 2 hours on the phone with the Dell Concierge tech support to fix remove everything- then you remember you COULD be in hurricane territory and STFU.

Mimi28 #catsoflitsy Be safe everyone!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mimi28 And you need a little Faith ( the tagged book) to relax. A plus sized female super hero?! YES!! 💪👊🏽 2y
mcipher My husband told me there is some huge security breach scam going around! That sucks that you got hit. 😳 2y
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MrBook 😳😱 Stay safe!!! 2y
Mimi28 @mcipher Thanks! I should have just called Apple directly. These people knew what they doing. Tech support workers gone bad and have turned to frauding people. It was even outsourced! Lol 2y
Mimi28 @MrBook I'm in Chicago but I was just saying that my problems are puny compared to what the people in the path of the hurricane are going through. Thanks! I know better from now on 👍😎 2y
batsy Oh no! There are some seriously elaborate scams these days 😟 2y
Mimi28 @batsy Yes, I feel really bad about it. The Dell tech was really cool though and helped a lot 😊 2y
batsy @Mimi28 That's good, it's a relief when they're helpful as opposed to confusing 😁 2y
Mimi28 @batsy Yes, the Dell tech concierge is worth the money for things like this. My computer is also very slow and he was very patient with me. 2y
minkyb So sorry you had to go through all this. Nasty people out there. 2y
Mimi28 @minkyb Thanks!! I'll know better from now on 😏 2y
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Chelsey
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@JoeStalksBeck @Tiffy_Reads #autumnreads #femaleheroes #bopohero #bodyposi Finally! Not just a female superhero but a fat female superhero! She makes me so happy. 😃👍

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MandaMT
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The book pile I packed for our recent trip north. I keep saying I want to branch out from my typical reading habits. Maybe someday I will.

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candyflossramparts
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Mehso-so

I wanted to love this, but it left me meh. The story kept referring to past events at the expense of a new plot. I also wish Marguerite Sauvage could've done all the artwork. 😍 My hubs is loving the current issues of Faith, so I'm not giving up on the character - I just feel like this wasn't the best introduction.

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faelinwolf
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Pickpick

Love this for so many reasons!

So many internal squees for all the references to things I love--not just HP!

Smegheads, frak, gorram, the First Evil... Yay!

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faelinwolf
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I love Harry Potter references in other books!

Constant vigilance!

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Bengali.bookworm
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Pickpick

I love her segue to daydreams and back ❤

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skyeharmony
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Pickpick

My first Litsy post! Adding the books I've read so far this year. I'm starting to read some comics for the first time and enjoying it.

BestOfFates Woot! Welcome! Also glad you liked Faith! 2y
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xicanti
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Oh my goodness, this was AWESOME! Faith is a superhero who knows ALL the tropes because she's also a big geek, and she rolls with it as she works to keep people safe and make a difference in the world. I love how aware she is of the trail she leaves, too. Not for her your quips about wanton destruction of property. She gets that her actions really do impact regular people, in bad ways as well as good, and she takes responsibility. #readathon

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xicanti
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Yep. Faith's got the best priorities. NO. SHOOTING. AT. PUPPIES.

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xicanti
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I approve of Faith's priorities.

RealLifeReading 🙌🙌 2y
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bookshopsc
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Faith is everything I've ever wanted out of a plus sized superhero. I will admit that I was skeptical because fat characters aren't often treated with respect, let alone as people with feelings & goals, but this really pulled through. I cannot tell you how refreshing it was to read a superhero comic with a fat girl who was just allowed to exist as herself, have a love life, & kick serious ass. I will be following this series with much gusto. - Ivy

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Somasis
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A new #femalesuperhero in my collection, I'm not a huge fan of her outfit, but her character sparkles on the page. I ❤ her and can't wait to read the next volume! #marchintoreading @RealLifeReading

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Lacythebookworm
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There are so many fabulous #femalesuperheroes but I'll use this opportunity to give a shout out to Faith! 🎉💕#marchintoreading

minkyb I need this! 3y
CouronneDhiver I love that she looks just like the rest of us (based on that cover anyways). How cool is that?! 3y
Lacythebookworm @minkyb Yes!! 🙌 @CouronneDhiver It's awesome! 😍 3y
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Lizpixie
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#MarchIntoReading #day25 #femalesuperhero Faith is a one of a kind superhero. She's definitely not the kind to strut around wearing skimpy metal bikinis and short short skirts, she's plus size and proud. I think it's fantastic that there's finally a real woman in a graphic novel, instead of a 15yrold nerds wet dream with gratuitous crotch shots.

PS:I just had to go & edit the last 10posts,apparently I've been putting 17 on the end of the prompt!

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Chessa
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Mehso-so

I really liked the premise, but the details really got in the way for me. The plot was just kind of meh. Most of all, I found Faith's internal monologue text boxes reeeeeaaaaallllly distracting - and it really cluttered up the frames. I think this is where I will leave this series.

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Serotonin
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Faith vol 1

I ended up enjoying this comic despite the mixed reviews I've read. There is no deeper meaning behind the story or anything - it's simply fun 👍 A superhero who's female, overweight and a geek? Awesome! It gives me hope that someday...maybe I can become a superhero too? Sadly, though, I am lacking psionic abilities 😞

#comics #graphicnovel #faith

Katerina I hadn't read any reviews yet, but geeky superheroin sounds great. I'll have to look into it. 3y
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SqueakGirl
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Mehso-so

This was a pretty cute comic. Not my favorite, but didn't hate it. The more personal stuff Faith deals with in the book is a lot more interesting than her actual superheroing. In fact the villains in this book were pretty one note and boring. I will say the pacing is good and it's not hard to get into the story. I do wish Marguerite Sauvage had done the art for the entire volume though and not just the daydreaming or flashback aspects.

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SuperPunkNinja
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One of my #comics shelves that I've filled up. #riotgrams

Marktwainbutstupid Ms. Marvel!!! ❤❤❤ 3y
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TheBookDream
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Pickpick

Great art, good story, and characters that make an effort to break stereotypes. Pretty cool.

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TheBookDream
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Words to live by under the current administration.

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BookishShelly
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Pickpick

This comic is okay. I thought of giving it the so-so rating because the story is borderline so-so and pick. But I bumped it up a little for its well done portrayal of a fat woman.

Serotonin I have is among my TBR for the train ride home tomorrow 😉 3y
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Bookgoil
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The hubby convinced me to go to the gym so I took this awesome graphic novel with and just finished it. Love having a real plus size superhero. Liked the story and how her team ends up at the end. 12th book read for #24in48

Serotonin This is in my TBR pile. Can't wait to read it 👍 3y
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Amie
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Refreshingly different portrayal of a female superhero.

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LindsayReads
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to like this more. I love the representation of a fat superhero; the number of references were a nerd's dream; and there were moments I LOLed. Something in the overall story just didn't click for me though. Glad I read it, but don't feel compelled to keep going.

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bates_barb
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book (seriously! A fat woman superhero, what's not to love?!), but the story was just kind of "meh". I'll probably pick up the next vol from the library, in the hopes the story goes somewhere more interesting, but I'm not holding my breath.

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Serotonin
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#bookmail - woo hoo! I am totally looking forward to reading the next two volumes of #Saga, and also start on #Faith 👍

#comics #graphicnovel

BiblioNyan Saga is the greatest thing ever. 👍🏽😻 3y
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steph_hashes_tags
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Someone's ready for #ReadHarder2017! #femalesuperhero

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bates_barb
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This evening's #FunFridayPhoto is part of my 2017 TBR. It's my preliminary picks for tasks 1, 2, 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 19 of the 2017 #ReadHarder challenge. The Mersault Investigation for #3 is kind of a stretch. I may wind up swapping that out if something closer to the spirit of the challenge catches my eye.

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Lacythebookworm
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Morning plans! Drink coffee and finish up Faith!

LA_Mead I thought that was a cool twist on the super hero genre. 3y
Lacythebookworm @LA_Mead Yes! It's so refreshing to have a heroine that isn't size 0 😊🙌 3y
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Lindy
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Faith is on her own in LA after her superhero team split up. A mild-mannered large-bodied entertainment writer by day, she doffs her wig-and-glasses disguise whenever crime is near. She is so conscientious, it's a breath of fresh air. Great fun!

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Lindy
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"It's almost a new moon, so the lunar bathers won't bother sitting out tonight."
The writer (Jody Houser) has skillfully used a dark sky as a plot point, but the illustrator went and put a full moon into the scene. Doh!
@Hobbinol @Suet624

bookwrm526 😂😂😂 3y
silentrequiem I completely missed that! 3y
Hobbinol Maybe the illustrator just forgot to color it in🌚! Looking In the bright side of the moon😉 3y
Lindy @Hobbinol Ha! Don't let him off the hook so easily. 3y
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MGarciaWrites
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Quite liked Faith as a character but thought she needed a stronger storyline. The villains felt a bit bland, but she was such fun and so positive! Looking forward to how she and her story continues to develop.

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PassportBooks
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Loved!