Hillary Clinton to Guest Star in ‘Faith’ #5 [SDCC 2016]
Just before the US Presidential Election in November, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton will make a guest appearance in Faith #5 from Valiant Comics. The story, in which Faith is assigned to cover Clinton for her day job as a journalis, but ends up interacting with her as a superhero as well, is written by Louise Simonson with art by Pere Perez.
Politics and pop culture seem to become more intertwined ever year. Clinton herself has already appeared on the Comedy Central show Broad City, while Republican candidate Donald Trump, already a reality TV star, was briefly seen partying with supervillains on The Venture Bros. He also made his own comic book cameo appearance as a MODOK in Spider-Gwen.
Faith #5 will be a 48-page special featuring a lead story by regular series writer Jody Houser and artists Meghan Hetrick and Marguerite Sauvage, as well as a prelude to the upcoming Harbinger Renegades series by Rafer Roberts and Colleen Doran. The whole thing goes on sale November 2.
Here's the official word from Valiant:
Faith Herbert, star of the highest selling independent superhero debut of 2016, is a shining beacon of optimism in a challenging world. Her day job as a blogger and journalist is about to bring Faith face to face with Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton…but it's her daring alter ego as Los Angeles' leading superhero that will have to save the day when a new threat emerges to imperil a pivotal moment that has all of America watching!
“[Faith] is so positive and she’s very much what I think a hero should be,” writer Louise Simonson toldThe Washington Post. “I wrote Superman for a while and — she’s almost in her soul, she is like the female Superman. [Writer Jody Houser]’s work is wonderful on this book, but I was glad they would let me play just a little bit in this particular sandbox.”
"There is no other character in comics quite like Faith, and it's no surprise that she has captured imaginations worldwide to become the leading superhero of 2016," said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. "Valiant's mission has always been to reflect the reality around us through the lens of comic book storytelling. Faith is the perfect embodiment of a comic book character that dares to defy the traditional norms of who or what a hero can be. That's a message that can resonate with anyone, anywhere, at any time and has taken on even greater significance as America prepares for a historic election this November."
Plus, also coming in the oversized, 48-page FAITH #5 election special: Faith's adventures continue with an all-new lead story by the ongoing creative team of writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black) and new series artists Meghan Hetrick (Red Thorn) and Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), as well an exclusive prelude to HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 – featuring the long-awaited return of Faith's beloved superteam – by writer Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Eisner Award-winning artist Colleen Doran (The Sandman)!
Faith #5 goes on sale online and in stores on November 2, 2016.