Faith and the Future Force
Every second counts as acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (NINJAK, Action Comics), comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four), and special surprise guests push Faith into a centuries-spanning fight for existence alongside the greatest heroes of the valiant universe…past, present, and future!’Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is the unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?Fly to the farthest edges of the future right here in a death-defying race to save time itself as Faith leads the charge alongside Valiant’s greatest heroes…and becomes a new legend for the ages!

Faith and the Future Force Details

TitleFaith and the Future Force
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LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 6th, 2017
PublisherValiant Entertainment
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels

Faith and the Future Force Review

  • FanboyBen
    January 1, 1970
    Most stories tend to fall into one of two categories for the average Joe: those that that do it for you and those that don’t. “Faith and the Future Force,” much like the ongoing “Faith” series (and four-issue miniseries) that preceded it, is one of those stories that simply didn’t do it for me.What’s interesting is, there’s not a lot that Jody Houser did – either in “Faith and the Future Force” or in her entire “Faith” run - that is “bad”: the character of Faith is consistently likable, the humo Most stories tend to fall into one of two categories for the average Joe: those that that do it for you and those that don’t. “Faith and the Future Force,” much like the ongoing “Faith” series (and four-issue miniseries) that preceded it, is one of those stories that simply didn’t do it for me.What’s interesting is, there’s not a lot that Jody Houser did – either in “Faith and the Future Force” or in her entire “Faith” run - that is “bad”: the character of Faith is consistently likable, the humor is clever, and the storylines themselves are never less than entertaining. Yet it’s also been a series that, at least for me, has always been a just a tad TOO light, a bit TOO lacking in legitimate stakes. There’s most definitely an audience for this type of breezy, decidedly non-challenging-storytelling, but over the course of 6 arcs, I’ve come to realize that I’m just not a part of that audience. Is “Faith and the Future Force” an entertaining read? Yeah, I’d say so. But I’d be lying if I told you that it’s something that I’m ever going to think back on, let alone reread. It’s fluff – well written fluff, with good art by several good artists – including Stephen Sigovia, Barry Kitson, and Diego Bernard - but fluff all the same.
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  • Devann
    January 1, 1970
    I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewThis was just a lot of fun! I think I would have enjoyed it slightly more if I had read the previous volumes in this series [it's on my tbr but when I saw this on NG/EW I figured I should try it out] because there are a lot of cameos and it's probably better if you know who they are. But even coming into it completely blind I really enjoyed it. I think the time travel plot was fairly well done [and t I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest reviewThis was just a lot of fun! I think I would have enjoyed it slightly more if I had read the previous volumes in this series [it's on my tbr but when I saw this on NG/EW I figured I should try it out] because there are a lot of cameos and it's probably better if you know who they are. But even coming into it completely blind I really enjoyed it. I think the time travel plot was fairly well done [and that's high praise coming from me, time travel paradoxes are one of my personal pet peeves] and how they solved it was really interesting. Other than that it's just really great to see a fat superheroine who is just allowed to be herself and where her weight isn't a constant issue. I'll definitely be checking out the earlier volumes in this series now.Also I'm always here for calling out people who put boobs on lizard aliens ;)
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  • Louis Skye
    January 1, 1970
    I got a copy of this volume from Netgalley and was absolutely delighted. I love Faith and have been itching to read more of her adventures for a while now.At the start of the book, Faith is in disguise as journalist Summer Smith when she is recruited by timewalker Neela Sethi and her partner Ank to save the world. A robot of some kind has managed to warp events in history so that significant moments have been changed, leading to the eventual destruction of humankind.The events in each issue give I got a copy of this volume from Netgalley and was absolutely delighted. I love Faith and have been itching to read more of her adventures for a while now.At the start of the book, Faith is in disguise as journalist Summer Smith when she is recruited by timewalker Neela Sethi and her partner Ank to save the world. A robot of some kind has managed to warp events in history so that significant moments have been changed, leading to the eventual destruction of humankind.The events in each issue give the characters, and readers, more information about the villains and how they can be stopped.I'm not sure where this book falls in the Faith continuity but it doesn't really affect your reading of the story; you kind of get swept along with it. You also don't really need to know everything about every character - they have a job to do and they do it. We don't need their colourful backstories to see them in action.The art is gorgeous and heavily detailed, no matter which era the characters find themselves in or how many characters populate the page. The colours are so vivid and each character is given a distinct personality through the art. It puts Marvel and DC to shame when you see comics like these where all the women are drawn differently.[SPOILER ALERT] I would have liked Faith to have been able to get more into the action in the last issue. She, Neela and Ank are bystanders in the end, which was really disappointing. A comic book with so many female characters and a dude has to save the day? There must have been some other way for the story to have gone and I felt it did a disservice to the characters by including someone who had only been mentioned in passing up until then. [END SPOILER]I enjoyed reading this and loved being able to see Faith again. She's so peppy and optimistic, and I adore all the geek references she keeps making, no matter how much Neela wishes she wouldn't. This book is enjoyable but has its flaws, chief among them not giving the main characters the chance to complete the story to their satisfaction.
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  • Nicole Sobon
    January 1, 1970
    I've thoroughly enjoyed reading stories with Faith over the past year or so, however, this installment felt very rushed to me. While I understood the need to repeat scenes due to the time travel aspect, the constant repeating took away from actual character development. Yes, Faith ultimately saves the day -- although, not in the way one would expect -- but the story seems like it's struggling to make sense of itself along the way.And the story is not the only part that suffered. The artwork in t I've thoroughly enjoyed reading stories with Faith over the past year or so, however, this installment felt very rushed to me. While I understood the need to repeat scenes due to the time travel aspect, the constant repeating took away from actual character development. Yes, Faith ultimately saves the day -- although, not in the way one would expect -- but the story seems like it's struggling to make sense of itself along the way.And the story is not the only part that suffered. The artwork in the second half was choppy and inconsistent. Given that one of the important aspects of Faith's character is that she isn't your typical hero -- she's overweight, and that's okay -- it was a bit unfortunate when towards the end, her face was drawn to be thinner. It was rather distracting and took me out of the story.Thankfully, although I had some issues with this story, it was fun to revisit Faith and read a story featuring a bunch of fantastic female characters.
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  • Ije the Devourer of Books
    January 1, 1970
    Great new volume for all Faith fans. This time Faith teams up with a timewalker in order to save the planet from a robot who is intent on destroying the earth. It is a good story which sees a number of Valiant characters coming to the rescue. If you are a Faith fan then you will enjoy this. Copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for an unbiased review.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    I love Faith, and was really looking forward to this special storyline. For most of it, I found myself a bit underwhelmed. I think it was because the plot was a bit repetitive - Faith gets recruited to save the world, and fails, so the next go round, she in turn recruits more heroes to help. I understand that this was necessary to get to the final payoff (which was really ingenious!), but I found myself skimming the replay bits. Review copy courtesy of the publisher via Edelweiss.
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  • Liz (Quirky Cat)
    January 1, 1970
    3 1/2 Kitties. I received a copy of Faith and the Future Force from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Faith and the Future Force is a miniseries based in the same world that Valiant has already created, and it certainly came out swinging. Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One) is the writer, and she’s backed up by Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) and Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four). I’ll say this upfront; I’ve only read the first issue of Faith, but despite that I had no 3 1/2 Kitties. I received a copy of Faith and the Future Force from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. Faith and the Future Force is a miniseries based in the same world that Valiant has already created, and it certainly came out swinging. Jody Houser (Mother Panic, Star Wars: Rogue One) is the writer, and she’s backed up by Stephen Segovia (Action Comics) and Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four). I’ll say this upfront; I’ve only read the first issue of Faith, but despite that I had no problem keeping up with what was going on (though I’m pretty sure I did get some spoilers for future volumes; no pun intended). So if you’ve been looking at this series and debating about trying it out, this may be a good way to get your toes wet (though I loved volume one, so I say just go back and read that one).(view spoiler)[ If you’ve ever wanted to see all of Vailiant’s superheroes in one place, then this is the volume for you. Faith teams up with a timewalker, and before you ask, yes Faith does in fact make some time to make plenty of Time Lord references while they’re trying to save the world. It’s wonderful and hilarious all in one. It’s a really fun series; and I’m surprised to hear myself saying that, considering how heavy it gets at times (though knowing about the time travel bit helps to immediately assure us that the events can be changed, and therefore there’s a bit of a lack of permanency to what happens). As I mentioned above, I’ve only read volume one for Faith, so I’m sure I’m missing tons of references and backstories for the other characters brought in. That being said, I really enjoyed it. It was fun trying to figure out who had what power just based off of how they looked and dressed. You don’t get that many opportunities to try and do something like that! Of course I actually enjoyed seeing them all try and work together as well. There are some very dramatic “the gangs all back together” scenes that were really interesting and well designed. I’m obviously a fan of Faith; she takes so many different comic tropes and flips them on their head. For that and the fact that she’s an unashamed nerd I will love her forever. What I was surprised by is how much character development they were able to throw in for Neela (the timewalker) despite the short amount of time they actually had. At her first appearance I was concerned that this would be another stereotypical time travel plot (albeit with some added Doctor Who jokes), but that was quickly proven to not be the case. Neela has been through a lot, though because of the way time traveling works for her, she doesn’t remember all that she’s been through, she can only surmise what has and hasn’t worked based off a few scant pieces of evidence. I don’t envy being put in the situation she’s in, frankly. She handles the whole thing well though, as do the supporting characters alongside her. I’ll admit I was pretty shocked by the ending, even though I shouldn’t have been. Faith has always been adamant about taking a comic trope and twisting it around to completely change it. The ending is no exception to that rule; they mashed the trope of the hero being well, the hero, and the villain’s tendency to monologue and made quite an interesting, and surprising, ending. I loved it. Reading Faith and the Future Force has once again inspired me to try and get caught up in my reading, so here’s hoping I can do that before the next volume comes out. I can’t wait to see what happens next!(hide spoiler)]For more reviews, check out Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks
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  • J.D. Dehart
    January 1, 1970
    Faith and the Future Force takes the traditional superhero teamup comic, a trope I have been reading for years, and adds a few elements that make this a unique read. First, there is the camaraderie and mingling of the group themselves, which works as part of the narrative. There is also a science fiction element, which I find striking in many Valiant titles, that adds another dimension to this book.Sometimes when this sci-fi element gets added to traditional comic book teams, it seems to introdu Faith and the Future Force takes the traditional superhero teamup comic, a trope I have been reading for years, and adds a few elements that make this a unique read. First, there is the camaraderie and mingling of the group themselves, which works as part of the narrative. There is also a science fiction element, which I find striking in many Valiant titles, that adds another dimension to this book.Sometimes when this sci-fi element gets added to traditional comic book teams, it seems to introduce something strange to the story. However, in this case, the sci-fi feel comes across as an integral part of the world created in the book.It should be noted that this is a very polished and professionally-designed text, as well. I would gladly add it to my own collection.
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  • Theediscerning
    January 1, 1970
    Three stars - this is yet another in the ongoing line of Valiant titles where you need to know an inordinate amount about other ongoing Valiant titles to get the most out of it - the whole Valiant universe still struggles to let us newbies in. Also, the artwork really doesn't do justice to what was a great chance to have a "person of size" as heroine - yes, on the covers and so on she can look fit as, but in the regular pages she turns ugly all of a sudden. The story is a frivolous look at time Three stars - this is yet another in the ongoing line of Valiant titles where you need to know an inordinate amount about other ongoing Valiant titles to get the most out of it - the whole Valiant universe still struggles to let us newbies in. Also, the artwork really doesn't do justice to what was a great chance to have a "person of size" as heroine - yes, on the covers and so on she can look fit as, but in the regular pages she turns ugly all of a sudden. The story is a frivolous look at time travel, saving the universe, and comic book motivation, but while it's no stinker, it's not a great read, either.
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  • Nicola Mansfield
    January 1, 1970
    A fun foray into the Valiant Universe with Faith at the lead. I've only dipped my toe into Valiant's world so didn't know many of the numerous heroes who make cameos in this story. I still found it fun, though, but think that regular readers will get an extra thrill from seeing the familiar faces and understanding the references. This is a groundhog day for Faith as she's called upon by a Timewalker to help save the universe and reality itself. Things keep going wrong, then starting over until F A fun foray into the Valiant Universe with Faith at the lead. I've only dipped my toe into Valiant's world so didn't know many of the numerous heroes who make cameos in this story. I still found it fun, though, but think that regular readers will get an extra thrill from seeing the familiar faces and understanding the references. This is a groundhog day for Faith as she's called upon by a Timewalker to help save the universe and reality itself. Things keep going wrong, then starting over until Faith figures things out. Fun.
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