Valiant, Alien Books; $4.99

Faith was framed for murder by a group of her enemies known as the Faithless. In the aftermath, she’s been keeping a low profile, working under her secret identity as entertainment reporter Summer Smith, and she wants to clear her name. An opportunity to do just that presents itself with a little help from other Valiant heroes.

Faith is back and so is Jody Houser, writing another adventure for the pop culture loving hero. The story smoothly picks up after the Faithless storyline with a frustrated (and bored) Faith finding a glimmer of hope that she can return to being a superhero. Houser kicks off the new adventure with Faith’s ever-ready pop culture references and optimism, while artist Aleta Vidal brings the action to life with a splash of humor.

-Amanda Sheriff