Hillary Clinton to Appear in Election Issue of Valiant Comics “Faith”

Posted by at 11:35 am on July 18, 2016

Just before election day, Valiant’s “Faith” will have a truly historic run-in with one of the major players in this year’s election cycle. Announced at the Washington Post, “Faith” #5 will be a 48-page election-edition issue that will feature the titular superhero’s encounter with presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The team-up tale will be written by Louise Simonson, known for her highly influential work on the X-Men and Superman, and feature art by Pere Perez. The issue, which features a cover from Paolo Rivera, will arrive in stores on November 2.

The issue will feature three stories, with regular “Faith” creative team Jody Houser and Meghan Hetrick writing the lead. The backup stories will include a prelude to “Harbinger Renegades” by Rafer Roberts, and legendary writer Louise Simonson will team up with Pere Perez for the Hillary Clinton/Faith tale. Editor Tom Brennan spoke with the Washington Post about the decision to bring Simonson into the “Faith” fold, calling the writer “one of the truly great comic-book creators and an icon in this industry. But she’s also someone who knows how to tell a good story. She can take this idea and give it something worth our readers’ time.”

In the interview, Simonson compared Faith to another superhero she’s written before: Superman. “[Faith] is so positive and she’s very much what I think a hero should be,” Simonson said. “I wrote Superman for a while and — she’s almost in her soul, she is like the female Superman. [Writer] Jody’s work is wonderful on this book, but I was glad they would let me play just a little bit in this particular sandbox.” She added that she’s excited about writing for the iconic politician. “Honestly,” Simonson added, “how many people get to put words in Hillary’s mouth?”


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