A review by ashlylynne
Faith, Volume 2: California Scheming by Jody Houser



Faith is back in action and ready to tackle her dreams of becoming a reporter by day as well as tackle the bad guys by night. Now that she’s actually making some friends around town, hiding her super persona is getting harder and harder. But, that’s not nearly as hard as discovering the face behind LA’s latest villain. Will he be her undoing?

Faith, Vol. 2: California Scheming by Jody Houser, Pere Pérez, Marguerite Sauvage, Andrew Dalhouse, Dave Sharpe, and Kevin Wada

Genre: Comic Book/Superhero/Sci-Fi
Release Date: November 2016
Source: Library – Borrowed
On My Shelf: No

I absolutely loved the first volume of this new story! However, I’m not exactly sure how I felt about this one. Faith is still an awesome super hero, and I love her to death; my issues were more with the storyline/direction of this comic than with the characters.

There were so many things I still totally loved about this volume such as Faith, herself, as well as all her friends and how she handles situations. I thought there was a great deal of character development in this volume and enjoyed seeing Faith grow as a person and branch out with her friendships. Also, the budding relationship towards the end was great. I can’t wait to read more of this comic because of all this awesome-sauce stuff going on.

But then there were the not so great things about this volume that I can’t ignore. I thought the storyline choice was interesting, but not something solid enough to build an entire story arc around. I did overall enjoy the concept but more-so didn’t like the execution. It felt a bit less put together to me and the plot lines felt stretched/almost over-reached for. I’m not exactly sure how to get my feelings out in words, but something just felt…off. I can’t say exactly what, but here is where I think it comes in the execution for me. I felt that the plot line was handled in a strange way that didn’t sit right with me. That’s as much detail as I can muster to go into, as the words feel like they’re escaping me, and, for me, it was more of an off-putting feeling than anything I can directly form into words.

So, wrapping things up, overall I still definitely recommend this comic! If you liked the first, chances are you’ll like this one. And, if you haven’t started reading yet, please do! This is a great story that deserves more attention than it gets.

Review originally published on my Wordpress blog Ashly Reads.