Meet the first-ever plus-sized comic book superhero being made in to film

Faith Herbert.
Faith Herbert. Photo credit: Valiant Wikia

Hollywood is set to have its first-ever plus-sized comic book hero, breaking all the usual women-must-be-model-thin stereotypes.

Faith Herbert, AKA Zephyr, has the usual comic book back story - losing her parents at a young age she is raised by her grandmother, and finds happiness in comic books and science fiction.

Faith Herbert.
Faith Herbert. Photo credit: Valiant Wikia

In the comic series, Faith is approached by the 'Harbinger Foundation' - a team of sub-species humans with evolved psychic/mind-based powers - which is when her own powers are revealed.

She learns she can fly, and while fighting she can carry items telekinetically. More recently she has learnt how to fashion items for shielding and manipulate internal mechanisms such as unlocking doors.

Valiant Comics and Sony are are also making Bloodshot into a film, with Vin Diesel set to play the lead. 

Faith Herbert made her first appearance in the Valiant Comics as part of the Harbinger team in 1992, and was voted one of the best new comics in 2006 by Vox, Nerdist and Uproxx.

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