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I'm a well read technosexual who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Deadpool (2015-) #33
Matteo Lolli, Gerry Duggan, David López
The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet
Tantor Audio, Becky Chambers, Rachel Dulude
The Late Great State of Israel: How Enemies Within and Without Threaten the Jewish Nation's Survival
Aaron Klein
Mojo: Conjure Stories
Tobias S. Buckell, Neil Gaiman, Jarla Tangh, Jenise Aminoff, Gregory Frost, Barth Anderson, Kiini Ibura Salaam, Sheree Renee Thomas, Marcia Douglas, devorah major, Nisi Shawl, Gerard Houarner, Nnedi Okorafor, Luisah Teish, Andy Duncan, Eliot Fintushel, A.M. Dellamonica, S
Progress: 64/352pages
Releasing Rage (Cyborg Sizzle Book 1)
Cynthia Sax
Progress: 20%
Fairy Tail, Vol. 10
Hiro Mashima, William Flanagan
Progress: 74/210pages
A Mad Zombie Party
Gena Showalter
Progress: 29/448pages
Mothering Sunday: A Romance
Graham Swift
Progress: 8/177pages
Trish out of Water Vol. 1
Studio Parlapa, Ruben Curto, Giuseppe Cafaro, Mirka Andolfo, Vince Hernandez
Progress: 39/120pages
Evil Empire Vol. 1
Max Bemis, Mike Getty, Andrea Mutti
Progress: 15/116pages

Wanted this to be a five star

Faith #1 Retailer Exclusive Cover by Stephanie Hans, Source Comics and Games - Jody Houser, Stephanie Hans

I'd heard great things about this series, or at least the mini-series before this, by the same author.  So, needless to say I was psyched to see it in my grab bag.   Except that Faith didn't work for me solo.   Oh, she did on a lot of levels: she's relentlessly cheery, as I've accused of being, so I think part of this was too much of me seeing me in her.   It turns out too much of me, too much of that relentless cheeriness, annoys me, too.   Go figure.  I'll try to be just a shade darker, immediate world, to balance that out and be less relentlessly annoying. 

 

I also didn't really care about Faith's life, gaming and even writing for a website.  I wanted to see more action.   Part of what was great about Faith in a team is that action was foisted upon her, and here not so much. 

 

On the other hand, it was a pretty cool storyline, Faith has a really good life - if not something I find incredibly compelling as reading material - and I got super interested in the twist at the end.   Which was twisted.  I also relate to Faith and her continuing fangirling, so it was nice to see someone nerdy in the same way I am in comics. 

 

I'd be willing to give this another issue, but if the focus is as intensely on Faith's person life as issue two, I'll probably drop this series.  I read comics for action, and so much like Cavalier and Klay - perfect book for me on first glance - I don't really want to read the behind the scenes, all the details about a personal life.  I want the soap opera dramatics, and super powered fights.   I want it all. 

 

Work the personal life around that, and I'm a happy camper.   I think Faith could easily find this balance, but this first issue makes me wonder if it will because I felt it was completely disproportionately skewed towards the personal life.