Valiant Previews 2017’s Biggest Releases with Exclusive Blind-Bagged Retailer Editions

Valiant is proud to announce that – following the publisher’s upcoming presentation at the annual Diamond Retailer Appreciation Lunch at Comic Con International in San Diego, California on Friday, July 21st, 2017 – attending retailers will receive specially manufactured, blind-bagged editions of three of the year’s most hotly anticipated new launches from Valiant’s ICONS initiative: BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1NINJA-K #1, and QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1.

Out of the record-setting success of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the year’s highest selling new series launch from any independent publisher – and the near-universal critical acclaim surrounding the recent release of SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4), Valiant will be sharing advance looks at the three must-read series anchoring the publisher’s “ICONS” initiative with the exclusive VALIANT ICONS SDCC 2017 BLIND BAG EDITIONS. Each of the three VALIANT ICONS SDCC 2017 BLIND BAG EDITIONS will come sealed in an opaque polybag – in order to preserve several distinctive, surprise elements inside the comics themselves that will not be made available in the final print editions for sale to the general public – and will be available only to attendees of the Diamond Retailer Breakfast:

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RETAILER EDITION
Featuring the complete colored artwork and jaw-dropping action of the first issue of Valiant’s next pivotal ongoing series, the full-on sensory assault of September’s blockbuster series debut from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) must be seen to be believed


NINJA-K #1  RETAILER EDITION SCRIPT BOOK

Go inside the classified history of MI-6’s “Ninja Programme” with this one-of-a-kind look into writer Christos Gage’s (Netflix’s Daredevil) action-fueled first issue with heatseeking artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), set to clock in at a colossal 40 pages when it hits stands in November

QUANTUM & WOODY! (2017) #1 RETAILER EDITION BLANK BOOK

Don’t worry – it’s not really blank! (Well, kind of…) Before the world’s worst superheroes explode back into stores in December, get a “look” at the superpower mayhem that rising star Daniel Kibblesmith(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Daredevil) are cooking up right here – plus a special surprise guest appearance by Eisner Award-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Archie)!
Retailers who are unable to attend the Diamond Retailer Breakfast and are hoping to obtain these items can contact Valiant directly at [email protected]valiantentertainment.com for assistance. Fans seeking these exclusive collectibles are encouraged to have their retailer contact Valiant for additional stock as well.

Plus: Don’t miss the rest of Valiant’s major “ICONS” launches throughout 2017 with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige-format projects and standalone events spanning the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes and top talents! “ICONS” will continue throughout the fall and winter with one major new series launch each month, featuring the publisher’s most enduring heroes:

July

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4)
Written by Jody Houser; Art by Stephen SegoviaBarry Kitson & Special Guests

August

WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)
Written by Fred Van Lente; Art by Stephen Segovia

September

BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan

October 

ETERNITY #1 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine 

November

NINJA-K #1
Written by Christos Gage; Art by Tomas Giorello

December

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1
Written by Daniel Kibblesmith; Art by Kano

For more information on any of these items, contact a member of the Valiant Entertainment sales team at [email protected]valiantentertainment.com. We’ll see you in San Diego!

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