Valiant has released a first look preview of Faith: Dreamside #1, the first issue in the mini-series that helps kick off Valiant's Beyond. Beyond is a publishing initiative that will bridge the time between Valiant's current super-mega-crossover event, Harbinger Wars 2, and next year's big event, Incursion. Website io9 received the EXCLUSSSIVE preview from Valiant, along with an interview with writer Jody Houser, but the shelf life on those EXCLUSSSIVES is short, and the company sent out the preview in a press release Monday.
From celebrated writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic), rising star artist MJ Kim (FAITH'S WINTER WONDERLAND SPECIAL #1), and two-time Eisner award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (BLOODSHOT SALVATION, NINJA-K) comes the first issue of a brand new limited series from the publisher's new "BEYOND" initiative – as well as Faith's first triumphant return to comic book store shelves since both her star-making solo turn in FAITH, and the equally exciting time travel adventure series, FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE!
Even before Faith Herbert gained the power of flight, deep down she was always a hero at heart. But what's a hero to do in the face of a foe that exists only in nightmares? Face them head-on, of course! To protect the dreams of her teammate, Animalia, Faith must venture into a fantastical new realm the likes of which we've never seen…and she'll need some help from the world's premiere parapsychologist, Doctor Mirage, to make it back with her subconscious mind still intact!
On September 26th, don't be afraid of the dark, because FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 will be there to protect your dreams – featuring covers by Marguerite Sauvage (DC Bombshells), Sibylline Meynet (SECRET WEAPONS), and comics legend Adam Pollina (X-Force)!
PLUS: There's still plenty of time to reserve the FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1-4 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE with your local comic shop before the final order cut-off date of September 3rd! Featuring bonus content and incredible covers by a wealth of talented artists, including Jenny Frison (Revival), David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man), Meghan Hetrick (FAITH), and Stéphane Roux (Zatanna)!
Writer Jody Houser said of the book:
[FAITH] has been beyond anything I imagined. I initially pitched for the character because I could relate to her love of pop culture and I loved her positivity. I especially loved how she combined the two to be a force for good in the world. Seeing fans embrace her and everything she stands for has been more rewarding than I can ever express.
Check out the preview below. Faith: Dreamside #1 is in stores September 26th.