Faithless, Vol. 1
Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.Faith. Sex. The Devil. Faith likes to dabble with magic. Her friends think it’s cute—and not just a little off-putting, but it’s part of her charm and her warped search for purpose in a world that makes too much sense. But she's a true believer and knows there is a power within her reach. She’s right, of course. It just took a while for that magic, that temptation, that unknowable thing to find her . . . In short—Faith is bored as hell. And Hell has noticed.New York Times bestselling writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Moonshine) and artist Maria Llovet (Loud) with Eisner Award winning artist Paul Pope on covers coalesce in a story of self-exploration, eroticism, and maybe even love.

Faithless, Vol. 1 Details

TitleFaithless, Vol. 1
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJan 7th, 2020
PublisherBOOM! Studios
ISBN-139781684154326
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Fantasy, Graphic Novels, Horror, Graphic Novels Comics

Faithless, Vol. 1 Review

  • Chad
    January 1, 1970
    Meh. This reminds me of shitty Vertigo books from the early 90's with your typical poor Vertigo art. A very sexually explicit book about a girl who meets another girl and her artist father. There's lots of steamy sex with weird horror images amidst that don't make any sense. This could have used less focus on the sex scenes and more focus on a plot. It has about as much story as a porno.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this for the most part, though at times it felt 2edgy4me.The summary for the kindle version of this says this collects the whole series, but I found an article that says this will return in April but will be titled Faithless II, which is cool.Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6Total review score: 2.5
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  • lauren ♡
    January 1, 1970
    cw: uhhhh everything?? literally what the fuck did i just read??
  • James DeSantis
    January 1, 1970
    Woman having sex with each other. Sleezy devil like guy fucking the main character who is fucking the daughter who transforms into daughter but sometimes father...what is this series about? Basically a painter fucking a bunch of demons and forcing people into sex. This is some weird shit...the art is okay. I don't know if I'll continue it. But if like a lot of dick sucking, vagina licking, and naked bodies, this one is for you.
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  • Gabriell Anderson
    January 1, 1970
    Sex, magie, umělci a takové slabší, neforemné cosi.Každý prožívá krizi středního věku jinak. Většina mužů si koupí nové auto nebo narazí mladou partnerku. Bendis si napíše komiks o tom, jak vždycky chtěl být tajným agentem (Cover). A Azzarello napsal komiks ve kterém mladou umělkyni (a asi čarodějku) souloží tajemný, postarší týpek celý v černé a jeho dcera. Kdyby si koupil to auto, tak jsme možná i ušetřeni.Možná jsem jenom moc otupělý, ale šokující scény na konci každého komiksu byly většinu Sex, magie, umělci a takové slabší, neforemné cosi.Každý prožívá krizi středního věku jinak. Většina mužů si koupí nové auto nebo narazí mladou partnerku. Bendis si napíše komiks o tom, jak vždycky chtěl být tajným agentem (Cover). A Azzarello napsal komiks ve kterém mladou umělkyni (a asi čarodějku) souloží tajemný, postarší týpek celý v černé a jeho dcera. Kdyby si koupil to auto, tak jsme možná i ušetřeni.Možná jsem jenom moc otupělý, ale šokující scény na konci každého komiksu byly většinu času spíš úsměvné a co mě drželo celou dobu při čtení byla potřeba zjistit, jestli to má nějaký větší smysl a jestli se něco nějak vysvětlí. Bohužel v prvním booku nic. Ani trošku.Moje naděje se tak přelívají do toho, že snad v druhém booku ukáže něco víc než kůži všech hlavních hrdinů, jinak to bude horší i než taková Blackbird a to je co říct.Mohlo by se vám líbit, pokud:- taky zrovna prožíváte krizi středního věku, na auto nemáte a novou přítelkyni vám manželka nedovolí- čtete opravdu jenom mainstream a doslova nic jiného a chcete něco, co vás šokujeSpíš vás zklame, pokud:- tohle není vaše první rodeo, protože to není ani dost porno, ani dost gore, ani dost tajemné, vlastně to pořádně zatím nic není
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  • Dávid Novotný
    January 1, 1970
    Little chaotic mix of occult and erotic in art circles. Drawing is pretty rough and shaky, but once you get used to it it works pretty well with theme. I'm looking forward how the stpry evolves in next arc, as first one served more like mood and scenery setting.
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  • Vojtěch Rabyniuk
    January 1, 1970
    Tak takhle ne. Příběh v prvním čísle je příjemně ukončen a slibuje příjemnou jízdu o pekelných svodech okořeněný trochou té hezké erotiky. Místo toho dostaneme na sílu tlačený erotický scény dplněný fragmentama příběhu, tkerý by byl fajn, kdyby se na něj autor soustředil.Kresba je super co se týká výrazových prostředků, ale místy hůř čitelná.velký zklamání :(
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  • SuperSillySerra
    January 1, 1970
    More sexy than scary. I cant tell if this is just the beginning or if it was a quickie. It had a decent plot but not too much story. An artist who toys with magic gets more than she bargained for after a "random" encounter with very pretty girl. After the two start hooking up, the demon girls dad gets involved and stuff starts to get really daring. It gets a little weird, only because the Dad and daughter duo aren't quite explained. Is it his real daughter? are they even really demons?? or is More sexy than scary. I cant tell if this is just the beginning or if it was a quickie. It had a decent plot but not too much story. An artist who toys with magic gets more than she bargained for after a "random" encounter with very pretty girl. After the two start hooking up, the demon girls dad gets involved and stuff starts to get really daring. It gets a little weird, only because the Dad and daughter duo aren't quite explained. Is it his real daughter? are they even really demons?? or is this just some sexy pyramid scheme?? Something bad is going on but there doesn't seem to be enough evidence to prove it. The whole story also kinda just came down to "live deliciously" which is kind of a bummer because I was expecting more magic or demonology. Just something more resourceful overall. With that said, this book gets pretty hot. Definitely not safe for work. It also does this thing, were it'll be sexy and then BAM! You remember that its also part horror and now bugs are eating this girl out. This book tries really hard, and it leaves the ending a bit open for more, but I don't know if you need it.
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  • Valéria.
    January 1, 1970
    Najhoršie. Vyhodené. Peniaze. Ever.
  • Thee Princess
    January 1, 1970
    So this graphic novel was definitely that very graphic. I still don’t know what to even say about this book. Okay so it was a lot. I have so many questions. I will say if you are heavy in faith don’t pick this up. Some scenes where very sexually graphic so I don’t suggest kids read this. I gave this graphic novel 3 stars because the story was interesting enough to want to finish but the constant sex scenes were a lot.
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  • Billie
    January 1, 1970
    It was, at best, unfocused. There are some potentially interesting ideas here about love and art, but for a supposedly "erotic" work, it has some weird and even prudish ideas about sex. It's trying really hard for edgy, bless its heart, but just ends up somewhere in the neighborhood of pretentious. It's even more disappointing because I know Azzarello can do better.
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  • Falon
    January 1, 1970
    i mean, it was pretty and hot but why does it exist? couldn’t tell you
  • Wambui
    January 1, 1970
    I have no idea what just happened but it was hot!
  • Larakaa
    January 1, 1970
    I dig the set style of Maria Llovet but the story not so much. It reminds me too much of "The devil's advocate" film. And I didn’t really need THAT many sex scenes...and I think the story didn’t them, too.
  • Simon
    January 1, 1970
    Through a weird, and often gross, mix of sex, pitch-black humour, and magic, Azzarello tries to talk about art, fame, friendship, and also sex, I guess? It's tough to pin this series down and the fact that it will get a second volume is a saving grace because if this was a standalone, I'd be saying that it's way too sparse.
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  • Maria
    January 1, 1970
    #1. This book is very good at capturing that dead time we all experience with friends and strangers in life. Most of the book focuses on Faith’s day starting at a coffee house where she’s friendly with who seems like everyone. She soon meets a mysterious and alluring girl who is being chased by an ex-boyfriend. Their adventure leads to intimate moments and moments of sharing and learning about each other, culminating in intimate moments. The thing is, the book opens with a sunny morning of #1. This book is very good at capturing that dead time we all experience with friends and strangers in life. Most of the book focuses on Faith’s day starting at a coffee house where she’s friendly with who seems like everyone. She soon meets a mysterious and alluring girl who is being chased by an ex-boyfriend. Their adventure leads to intimate moments and moments of sharing and learning about each other, culminating in intimate moments. The thing is, the book opens with a sunny morning of masturbation but ends far differently. This issue is also very good at some subtle clues. One has to wonder if Faith is evil, or wants to be due to the ritualistic symbols she likes to draw. She seems like an overall nice person and there’s evidence of such at different points of the story. That leads one to believe the final page is a sign of things going badly for Faith and should effectively get you interested in where the story goes from here.The art by Maria Llovet is very good, capturing the detail of backgrounds well. There’s a honed chaotic feel to the art that reminds me of Jim Mahfood’s work. It’s much more refined here, but that undercurrent of flair is ever-present. Sexual scenes are done tastefully and in no way are exploitive. In fact, I’d argue this is less an erotic story and more of an adult one. We’ll see if the series ramps up the erotic nature since they’re selling that angle so hard, but this issue is somewhat tame especially compared to series like Saga. The colors by Llovet do well to keep the book looking realistic, but with a pop of color just under the surface. It’s a subdued palette but still mixes in various colors to keep your attention in the right place.A great first issue that introduces readers to Faith and delivers on a wicked cliffhanger. It’s a triumph of character building and brooding magic. The true magic of the series is the patient's pacing and well-crafted characters. Faithless proves the devil is in the details. #2. As the cover seems to suggest, the main plot of issue #2 is about Faith going to the club and cutting a rug. Well, at least she makes it to the club. The issue opens where we left off with Faith in bed after having sex with a mysterious woman named Poppy. Spoiler alert, Poppy turned out to be a pile of maggots. She appears to be gone, save for a vision of a wolf-bird hybrid that blinks away. The weirdness fades away however and allows Faith to get ready and chase down Poppy who has hit up the coolest club ever. The creative team is doing just enough to remind us there’s a bit of magic in the world, but things generally are about as normal as can be. That allows for the shock of incredible moments to really zing.As the story progresses Azzarello introduces interesting supporting characters that are like ships passing through the night. There’s just enough color to give you a taste of who they are, but not enough to establish their purpose in the narrative just yet. It also continues to layer realistic elements into what appears to be some heavy fantasy. I don’t want to spoil it, but the series leans heavily into the erotic angle later in the issue that involves a fantastical element. It puts into question who Faith really is and should be fun to follow up on in the next issue.Llovet’s art continues to impress in graphite, rougher sort of look. Color is exceptionally well done, like in the detailing of sunglasses of a stranger in one scene, or background of a friend’s apartment. The club scene is electric thanks to an interesting use of lines conveying sound and the hum of the crowd in backgrounds via silhouette. The erotic scene in this issue continues to keep things tasteful without a single genital in sight, although there is a certain something on panel that might shock you.I enjoyed this second outing with Faith thanks to the subtle weirdness layered into the realism of the story. There are dark things at work in Faith and Poppy and I’m dying to see how they manifest further.
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  • Stefan Fergus
    January 1, 1970
    I think there’s an interesting story in here, but it’s a bit clunky and uneven. Every time it seemed to be going in an interesting direction, there was some graphic content dropped in, almost as if they remembered they hadn’t had any that issue. (It’s a bit HBO in that way...) Not Azzarello’s best.
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  • Em Stevens
    January 1, 1970
    I don't know what I just read but I think I like it? I'm pretty much always here for horror and sex smashed together into a weird slurry soup.
  • Oleksandr Tarasov
    January 1, 1970
    One volume in and I'm still not ready to say what the hell am I reading. But it's fascinating to watch, read and experience. Definitely one of the best art work of the year.
  • Erick
    January 1, 1970
    Weird and superficial (as this review) but lovely art, so I guess is that...
  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    First book of 2020! Gorgeous art, creepy relationships, and I really want to read more.
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