The Cult Of Artists: Faithless #6 Reviewed

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]

Faith has a dream where she is having sex with Poppy and she, literally, turns into her father. The next day, Faith finds that Poppy sold one of Faith’s paintings for $12,000. This shocks Faith, and she’s further shocked when Poppy tells Faith that she loves her. Then Poppy’s dad offers Faith the chance to become a true artist, and Faith takes that offer. He then throws Faith a “coming out” party, and Faith is made to watch Poppy participate in an orgy at the party.

Faithless #6 cover by Maria Llovet
Faithless #6 cover by Maria Llovet

Faithless #6 finds Faith finally breaking into the art scene which she has coveted for so long. Not only that, but she hears Poppy tell her that she loves her. It’s a lot for Faith to process so quickly, even if Poppy’s father treats it as mundane and somewhat contemptible.

We get to watch Faith react as everything seems to fall into place for her. It’s shock and awe, but it’s contrasted by a fairly ambiguous ending intended to leave you wondering what has happened to Faith.

We’re also promised a return of Faithless in 2020, so, hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long to find out what has happened to Faith and where she is headed.

Once again, Maria Llovet blows the reader away with her incredible artwork. She makes the world of Faithless look so grounded yet surreal, physical yet ethereal. Poppy and her father almost appear as aliens at times, and Faith is left to wonder if she should try to blend in with them or if that is even possible to do. Llovet’s color art adds to the ethereal nature of the visuals–in addition to just looking damn good.

Faithless #6 is another strangely compelling installment for this Brian Azzarello and Maria Llovet comic series. Faith seems to have transcended into the world of successful artists, but what has it cost her? Can she have a stable love life with Poppy, or is she merely in some form of miniature cult with Poppy and her dad where love is immaterial? Hopefully, these answers will be given when Faithless returns In any case, this comic gets a recommendation. Check it out.

Faithless #6 comes to us from writer Brian Azzarello, artist and cover artist Maria Llovet, letters from Andworld Design, and variant cover artists Tula Lotay and Jae Lee with June Chung.

Final Score: 8/10

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