“Faith” has been one of Valiant Entertainment’s biggest hits in 2016, attracting acclaim from outlets including PBS and The Atlantic, due to the work of the creative team and the fact that it stars a plus-sized female superhero; something pretty much unseen in mainstream American comic books.
Starting in the new year, “Faith” will have a new artist, and CBR has the first details: “Morning Glories” co-creator Joe Eisma will join the book for a two-issue stint starting in January with “Faith” #7. While Eisma is best known for “Morning Glories,” which he launched at Image Comics in 2010 alongside writer Nick Spencer, he’s currently also the artist on Archie Comics’ main “Archie” series, written by Mark Waid. Eisma joins “Faith” writer Jody Houser and artist Marguerite Sauvage, who illustrates the series’ fantasy sequences.
Eisma’s first issue on the book is described by Valiant in a press release as a “jumping-on point” for the series, featuring Faith taking on a “a thrilling, chilling and downright spooky” supernatural threat. “Faith” #7 was originally solicited to have main art by Meghan Hetrick, who illustrated “Faith” #5, which guest-starred Hillary Clinton, and issue #6, out next week. It’s not yet clear who will take on art duties following Eisma’s two-issue run, though Hetrick, who recently suffered an injury, is still solicited as contributing to #7.
CBR has an exclusive look at five of Eisma’s black-and-white pages from “Faith” #7, along with updated solicited information for the issue:
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by JOE EISMA and MEGHAN HETRICK
and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KANO (NOV161951)
Cover B by DAVID LAFUENTE (NOV161952)
Cover C by PHILIP TAN (NOV161953)
Variant Cover by JEN BARTEL (NOV161954)
Variant Cover by GEOFF SHAW (NOV161955)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JANUARY 4 (FOC – 12/12/17)
Faith Herbert has lost many allies throughout her life… Her mother. Her father. Even a fellow Renegade. Despite this, Los Angeles’ high-flying hero has always defined herself by more than tragedy. But what happens when Faith must literally confront the ghosts of her past? A mysterious force is wrenching the passed spirits of Faith’s most loved ones back from beyond the grave…and into our world to break her mind and spirit! Can Faith overcome her greatest fear…or will these ghosts soon make her one of their own?
On January 4th, terror gets turbulent as Jody Houser, Joe Eisma, and Marguerite Sauvage put Faith within reach of a horrific new enemy! From beyond the veil comes a startling new starting point for the year’s best-selling independent superhero series, only in FAITH #7 – featuring covers from Kano (Daredevil), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms), and Geoff Shaw (The Paybacks)!
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