More news from the Valiant stables today as it was announced that due to the overwhelming success of her miniseries, Faith Herbert will be getting her own solo title this summer. The superhero known as Zephyr has prominently rose among the best in the Valiant Universe. Her popularity really began in the pages of Harbinger and due to the response of fans, she received her own 4-part miniseries. Debuting this past January, Faith #1 (of 4) sold quickly. In fact, so did every subsequent issue. Her groundbreaking debut quickly became the first and biggest breakout hit of the New Year from any major comics publisher. You know when there is a growing and interested audience when each issue goes through five printings. That’s right, 5. In less than three months time even! It was the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that pivotal benchmark of fan and commercial demand.
July 2016 will see Faith #1 hit shelves in an all-new ongoing series. The creative team behind Faith’s new series is from rising star Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Harvey Award-nominated sensation Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), and acclaimed artist Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells)!
Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons spoke to the New York Times regarding today’s announcement,
“Since Faith’s solo debut hit stands, no matter where we’ve turned – from conventions to comic shops to social media – fans all over the globe have called on Valiant to further Faith’s adventures beyond four issues alone,” said Simons. “Now that day has come, and we’re proud to say that Faith’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 – a benchmark achievement if there ever was one.”
Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani expressed how Faith is so much more than just a superhero,
“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.”
Faith #1 Synopsis:
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-ﬁghter by night, Faith has tackled every obstacle in her path with confidence – 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 foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering Faith powerless?
On July 20th, don’t miss history in the making when the colossal comics milestone of the summer arrives with the brand-new FAITH #1 – featuring covers by a staggering cast of comics talents, including Kevin 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)! Jump on on board here and find out why Valiant’s high-flying hero has captured the imagination of the world – and inspired a whole new generation of comics fans – when FAITH #1 hits comic shops everywhere on July 20th!
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