Houser, Jody. Faith (Vol. 4). The Faithless. Illustrated by Joe Eisma, Kate Niemczyk, and Marguerite Sauvage. Valiant Entertainment, 2017. Unpaged. $14.99. ISBN 9781682152195. Ages 12+. P8Q7.
I haven’t read the first three Faith books, but I found it easy to get into the story. Zephyr is a superhero who, in her day job, is known as Faith Herbert. Her boss and a coworker know her real identity, and help her to keep that private. A group of supervillains, which includes Murder Mouse (actually a guy named Jeff) and Dark Star (who is currently in the body of a cat), are wonderfully evil in an old style comic book way. I like Faith- she’s not the stereotypical superhero- she’s generously built, and is very upbeat. The artwork is bright, humorous, and easy to follow.
VERDICT: Coming into the series part way through, I felt like the storyline was a bit thin, but I think teens will like the characters and it may be worth getting the earlier books for my YA collection.
June 2018 review by Carol Schramm.