Faith #2, the second installment of the critically acclaimed and much-discussed superhero comic by writer Jody Houser and artists Francis Portela and Marguerite Sauvage, arrives February 24th from Valiant Comics.

This issue finds Faith blaming herself for an explosion caused by a mysterious adversary who appears to be hunting down psiots (which I think is basically just the Valiant version of mutants?). She then gets call from an ally named @x, who must have been on Twitter really early to snag that handle. The official synopsis promises an appearance by Torque, Faith's ex-boyfriend and former teammate, but we don't get to see him in the preview pages.

The book continues with the appealing device of portraying Faith's real life with art by Francis Portela and her fantasies with art by Marguerite Sauvage. Each of those artists also did a cover for this issue. There's also a gorgeous painted cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, and a very cute variant by Colleen Coover, which depicts Faith in a classic Clark Kent situation.

 

Cover B by Marguerite Sauvage
Cover C by Francis Portela
Variant Cover by Colleen Coover
Marguerite Sauvage
Francis Portela
Francis Portela
Francis Portela
Francis Portela

 

Here's the official word from Valiant:

The most talked-about new book of 2016 is just getting started!

Just as she uncovers a conspiracy in the Hollywood Hills that threatens the lives of her fellow psiots and new friends alike, Faith must also deal with the return of her ex-boyfriend and one-time teammate Torque…and a volatile new alien threat that nobody saw coming!

Be here as all-star creators Jody Houser (Orphan Black), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells) continue the groundbreaking, first-ever solo series for the Valiant Universe’s most extraordinary hero…the high-flying Faith!