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Faith and the Future Force #2

Writer: Jody Houser
Artist: Barry Kitson,  Diego Bernard & Juan Castro
Colors: Ulises Arreola
Publisher: Valiant Comics

Neela Sethi and her dinosaur woman companion Ank have recruited the superhero Faith and her allies the Renegades to stop a robot that is destroying time and the very fabric of reality after Faith failed to stop it by herself in a previous timeline.

I thought the first issue had potential but was marred by a strange structure that repeated scenes twice and seemed to take time away from introducing the other members of the titular “future force”. As it turns out, the second issue doesn’t bother to introduce the rest of the future force either. Not even something as simple as their names or what powers they have...

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Valiant Charges Into Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 With Exclusives, Panels, Signings, And More!

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND – Just a few short weeks remain until Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 and the most renowned publisher in comics today is gearing up to bring their A-game to Maryland’s biggest celebration of comics and pop culture!

From Friday, September 22nd through Sunday, September 24th, Valiant Entertainment will be charging headfirst into Baltimore Comic-Con 2017 with a plethora of convention-only exclusives, signings, panels, programming, and other can’t-miss surprises you’re going to want to see for yourself!

All weekend long, stop by the Baltimore Convention Center at Booth #2008 to discover why Valiant is the most celebrated publisher in the comic book industry with a complete selection of critically acclaimed Valiant trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers, including X-O Manowar, ...

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War Mother #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente
Artist: Stephen Segovia
Colors: Elmer Santos
Publisher: Valiant Comics

In the post-apocalyptic future of 4001 A.D., Ana a.k.a War Mother has freed her people of The Grove from a tyrant named Sylvan. Once just the protector of The Grove, she is now its leader and must find a new home for her people before they starve.

The world of War Mother is an interesting one. Nature has retaken the world, and cyborg creatures of organic and artificial materials wander to trade their wares, preyed upon by reptilian monsters. Segovia’s illustrations bring this world to life with bombastic action accompanied by Elmer Santos’ vibrant colors.

The dialogue is light and snappy, with a slight leaning towards bits of melodrama...

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Divinity #0

Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Renato Guedes
Publisher: Valiant

In the 1960’s, Abram, a Soviet Astronaut, was launched into space, and years later returned with incredible powers. After thwarting the plans of one of his friends to create a mass hallucination in which Russia rules the world, he checks in on those who remain from the hallucination world seeming due to an anomaly of time and space.

Divinity starts off strong, with Abram reflecting on the sense of wonder and adventure he used to get from reading comic books as a child. How the world was simpler and seemed to stand still. It’s a little cliche, yes, but it’s earnest and heartfelt, and paired with Renato Guedes’ beautiful watercolor illustrations, it transcends cliche and is actually quite touching… for the first few pages...

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Faith and the Future Force #1

Writer: Jody Houser
Artists: Stephen Segovia and Barry Kitson
Colors: Ulises Arreola

Faith Herbert is a superhero in hiding after she was framed for murder, but now she’s been recruited by a time-traveler and her dinosaur-women partner to help save all of time. Unfortunately, it may take more than just one hero to stop the killer robot that’s threatening all of reality.

Faith and the Future Force confuses me as a first issue to a series. The concept is pretty simple: time-traveller recruits superhero to save reality, so you’d imagine you don’t really need to spend much time on the concept, and instead you’d establish the characters, especially since the title seems to suggest this comic will follow a team of heroes. Weirdly enough, Faith and the Future Force does pretty much the...

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