Faith and the Future Force #3

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Diego Bernard, Juan Castro, Cary Nord, and Brian Theis
Colors: Ulises Arreola
Publisher: Valiant

I feel like I’m repeating myself at this point, which is actually appropriate since that’s exactly what this comic is doing.

So if you’ve read the previous two reviews/issues, you already know what’s going on; evil robot “unmaking” time, timewalker recruiting various superheroes, various superheroes keep dying, repeat but with more heroes this time.

Effectively all this does is create what, to someone who isn’t a fan of Valiant, is a random mess of colors and poorly written dialogue. I have no idea who these characters are, and introducing more and more after repeating the same scenes from the first issue isn’t helping. The stakes are pretty high in theory, but in practice nothing feels like it has any consequence because Neela and Ank get seemingly infinite chances to try again. The dialogue is poorly written, full of “you guys sucks” “frack” and “you jerks”, and as I’ve said before, the pacing of the comic is all wrong. It’s not fun to repeat the same scenes over and over again. It’s maybe novel the first time, but if you don’t do anything with it, it gets old fast and effectively means the reader can skip entire pages because they’ve read it before.

So, what’s left? Well, in the previous two issues the art was pretty good, and it still is here until the last few pages where it seems oddly rushed with strangely jagged lines and odd proportions. The only thing that I can really give as a plus to Faith and the Future Force at this point is that it’s colorful. Not in a figurative sense, but in that it literally has bright colors that are nice to look at sometimes.

The tone of this review probably feels overly harsh, but if I’m being honest I’m a little sick of this comic after three issues of it getting progressively worse. As I say with most Valiant comics, if you’re not already a fan of it, then this probably isn’t worth reading.

Rating: 1.5/5

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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