Beginning with the release of THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) – the first issue of the four-issue epic from New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire (Green Arrow, Animal Man) & Matt Kindt (RAI, Mind MGMT) and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera (Daredevil) – next week, fans and retailers can look forward to a high-end presentation unlike anything else in comics today with each and every issue. Features for THE VALIANT #1 (of 4), the very first release to feature the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, will include:
- Deluxe matte laminate card stock covers
- Custom-designed heavyweight end sheets
- An oversized, 25-page first chapter
- An exclusive guide to THE VALIANT, detailing the backstory and origins of the series' principal players
- Never-before-seen commentary and back matter, curated by Eisner Award winner Paolo Rivera
- All complete with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!
"Over the past three years, Valiant has introduced several new innovations to great success – subscription-only Pullbox variants, expanded Plus Edition issues, QR code-enabled talking covers, and many more," said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "VALIANT PRESTIGE is a central new addition that list. It's both a tribute to the great standalone, prestige format tales that helped inform our love of the medium, like Kingdom Come and Marvels, while, at the same time, a chance to break new ground by revitalizing and refining the concept of what prestige format can be for a whole new generation of readers. We have some truly special stuff in the offing for these titles, and we can't wait to see them on the shelf."
Look for more developments soon on each VALIANT PRESTIGE release, and visit your local retailer today to pre-order each epic VALIANT NEXT series. Beginning with THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) onDecember 10th, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series in 2015, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never before seen characters:
- IVAR, TIMEWALKER #1 by Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry in January
- DIVINITY #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine in February
- IMPERIUM #1 by Joshua Dysart and Doug Braithwaite in February
- NINJAK #1 by Matt Kindt and Clay Mann in March
- BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April