Comic Review: Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1 (Valiant)

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1, from Valiant, harkens back to the Christmas Special comics of the past, starting with its cover. The cover, illustrated by French artist Marguerite Sauvage, is […]

Faith’s Winter Wonderland Special #1, from Valiant, harkens back to the Christmas Special comics of the past, starting with its cover.

The cover, illustrated by French artist Marguerite Sauvage, is in bright yellow, with Faith seated on a chair, opening a blue polka dot gift box. Inside the box is a white rabbit. Arranged around Faith are a Christmas wreath, snowmen, stockings, snow-covered trees and tree ornaments. The lettering is perfectly retro too!

Think Gold Key 1960’s comics!

Inside, the story is written by Sauvage too, with realistic style art by Francis Portela and MJ Kim, colored by Andrew Dalhouse.

Faith, the plus-sized superhero, is reliving her past. One that includes her early love of the Alice In Wonderland TV show. As she reminisces about the show while walking home on a snowy evening, she magically finds herself in that very world of wonder. She becomes involved in helping save the Wonderland characters from something that has gone terribly wrong!

This is an enjoyable tale, well written and drawn. Faith is a regular Valiant character that many young readers can relate to; one of today’s increasingly diversified comic book characters. Having said that, this story does get quite intense, and not suitable for sensitive young children. Older kids and teens would likely not have any difficulty enjoying this comic. Retro comic readers might get a kick out of the cover alone!

Valiant Faith’s Winter Wonderland #1  $3.99, 24 pages of content  T+ Teen plus

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words… the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let’s see!!