When I was a kid, I wasn’t very into superhero comics. I’d read a bunch of X-Men and Spiderman, but I hadn’t really found much to resonate with me (except Lois Lane, she was cool and never got her due). My mom’s then boyfriend Kip, an avid comic collector, gave me the entire series of the original Harbinger run one time, and I devoured them. Faith was this smart-ass nerdy girl who wasn’t jacked out in some crazy 90s lady spandex pose behind the dudes— she was doing her own thing and I dug it. And she flew! Best power.
I recently got to do a backup cover (see above) and story (buy the comic!) for the relaunch (issue #25), and it was a total blast, to showcase Faith and revisit the story I dug so much. It was particularly meaningful to be working on this title when Kip, who had given me the comics when I was a kid, passed away unexpectedly. It’s a shame I never got to tell him I was working on Harbinger, which he would have loved. He always rooted for my comics career, and it means a lot to me to remember his kindness and coolness, in giving this future cartoonist kid some comics that she dug, through working on that comic as an adult.