Faith Vol 1: Hollywood and Vine Graphic Novel Review

Faith Vol 1: Hollywood and VineErica Gives This Comic Four StarsFaith Vol 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser
Art: Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage

I was really excited to read this. Disclaimer: Valiant gave my ladies comic book club free comics of the first volume. Faith was an enjoyable story, but it didn’t quite stand out in the storytelling ways that I’d hoped it would.

The biggest drawback was the art. Portela’s pencils were extremely inconsistent. One of the greatest thing about this book is having a plus-sized superhero and having zero comments about her weight. However, Portela drew Faith inconsistently. Sometimes she had larger bellies or multiple chins more than in previous scenes.

There were also inconsistencies in clothing choices and fashion. When in her alter-ego Summer, Faith dresses down and in a disguise to be essentially transparent and invisible in public. She probably has one of the best secret identify differences I’ve seen. Except Portela doesn’t quite get fashion or Los Angeles weather. Faith wears so many layers, including her high-necked costume under everything, that she’d be sweltering in LA. So many terrible turtlenecks that I can’t even imagine what horrible fabric they’re made from. Continue reading “Faith Vol 1: Hollywood and Vine Graphic Novel Review”