Faith is everything I've ever wanted out of a plus sized superhero. Professional blogger by day, psionic flying badass by night, Faith Herbert is a total nerd and whip smart. She once used to work with a team, but that all fell apart after a tragic incident. Now Faith is starting a whole new life in Los Angeles, but is struggling to find a balance between her demanding boss and working a case of missing psiots (people with psionic abilities) as the awesomely named Zephyr. I will admit that I was super skeptical going in because fat characters aren't often treated with respect, let alone as people with feelings and goals, but this volume really pulled through. Faith's weight isn't an issue. It isn't something she has to overcome, she's not constantly agonizing over losing it, nor is she ever made fun of for it. In fact, it's never mentioned at all. 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, and kick some serious ass. This is a series I will be following with much gusto.
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.