First Look: FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – Valiant’s Spectacular Summer Event Recruits a New Legion of Heroes on July 26th!
Eisner Award Nominee Jody Houser and Blockbuster Artists Stephen Segovia & Barry Kitson Lead Faith to Rai, X-O Manowar and Two Millenia’s Worth of High-Powered Heroes
This summer, every second counts…and Valiant’s stratospheric hero is assuming her rightful role at the forefront of Valiant’s greatest champions for a millennia-smashing conflagration at the end of existence itself!
As revealed at The A.V. Club, Valiant is proud to present the first lettered look inside FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of A SPECTACULAR SUMMER EVENT launching Faith out of her Eisner-nominated solo adventures and into the highest-stakes team-up history has ever known alongside Rai, X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades, Timewalker, and a near-infinite army of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes of the present and future! On July 26th, the time stream gets turbulent as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic), explosive artist Stephen Segovia (WAR MOTHER, Action Comics) and comics legend Barry Kitson (HARBINGER, Fantastic Four) join forces to send Faith and Neela Sethi, Timewalker on a centuries-spanning rescue mission to save history from all-out eradication at the hands of a megalomaniacal intelligence too powerful for a single hero!
Faith “Zephyr” Herbert – former member of Unity, current Harbinger Renegade, and Los Angeles’ #1 superhero – is the universe’s last, best chance at survival! Centuries from today, a devious artificial intelligence has unleashed a blistering attack on the very foundations of time…one that is unwriting history from beginning to end! Now, with her options exhausted, Neela Sethi, Timewalker – the self-appointed protector of what is and will be – has returned to the 21st century to recruit Earth’s greatest champions of today and tomorrow to oppose this existential threat…and she needs Faith to lead them! But why Faith? And why now?
“[FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE] was more about having a villain different in style and scope than we’ve seen in [Valiant] before, while still feeling like a villain that fits into Faith’s world specifically,” series writer Jody Houser told Comic Book Resources. “He’s weirdly cute for an entity that wants to kill everything and everyone. Hopefully Faith and the others don’t underestimate how dangerous he is…”
On July 26th, an enemy unleashes entropy at the far end of time…and Faith leads the die-hard team of Rai, X-O Manowar, the Harbinger Renegades and special surprise guests recruited from the ancient world to 4001 A.D. to save the modern day from a malevolent force bent on eradicating existence one century at a time! The clock is ticking, so don’t miss a moment as Valiant’s high-stakes summer event presents a timeless jumping-on point that will forever be etched in history, only in FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 – featuring covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic (DIVINITY), Kano (Daredevil), Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH), and Felipe Massafera (Shaper)!
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FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY171952)
Cover B by KANO (MAY171953)
Variant Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171955)
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA (MAY171956)
Blank Cover Also Available (MAY171954)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 26th (FOC – 7/3/17)
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN172066)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUN172067)
Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (JUN172068)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN172069)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC – 8/7/17)
PREVIEW OF ISSUE 1
About Valiant Entertainment:
Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 80 million issues sold and a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger, Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com. Visit them online at ValiantUniverse.com.