Independent comics publisher valiant comics has announced that the first two issues of their team series The Valiant have sold out at a distributor level and will be sent back for another printing.
While numbers are not yet available for the second issue, the first issue of The Valiant sold an estimated 21,364 units in the direct market and has already been given a second printing, making this the third edition of that issue. Given ordering trends for Valiant titles and the drop-off which typically comes after debut issues, it is likely that second issue orders are at or just slightly below that for the first.
The new printings will both receive variant covers and should be in stores for the first week of March.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Valiant is proud to announce THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) – the first two chapters of the critically acclaimed four-issue epic from superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, andPaolo Rivera – have once again sold out at the distributor level and will return to stores shelves withTHE VALIANT #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING onMarch 4th!
“Since day one, we knew that THE VALIANT was going to be a special book with the potential to win over not only long-time Valiant fans, but new readers as well. We’re committed to publishing the best comics anywhere in the business today, and THE VALIANT epitomizes that to a tee,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “The fantastic work of Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera continues to amaze with each new issue. Whether this is your first Valiant comic or your hundredth, we dare you to try THE VALIANT and not come back for more.”
Jump on board the year’s most astonishing new adventure here as Bloodshot is drafted into the eons-old war against mankind’s oldest, darkest enemy! The Immortal Enemy has crawled out from the black depths of history to destroy this generation’s Geomancer and send Earth back to the Dark Ages! Now…the Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, and Kay McHenry must overcome their worst nightmares before the unlikeliest of white knights rides in to save the day. Will he be enough to battle back the unyielding evil that threatens to plunge the Valiant Universe into the darkness?
The first series to be released in the VALIANT PRESTIGE format, both of THE VALIANT‘s latest sold-out chapters come complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter curated by Matt Kindt and Paolo Rivera – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!
Go back to the beginning and discover a battle ten millennia in the making right here March 4th in THE VALIANT #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING and THE VALIANT #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING! Start reading here to find out why fans and critics are heralding THE VALIANT by New York Times best-selling writers Jeff Lemire & Matt Kindt and Eisner Award-winning artist Paolo Rivera as the perfect entry point into the award-winning world of Valiant’s greatest heroes:
“A riveting first issue with a huge sense of scale… [THE VALIANT] has the potential to become a true superhero epic.” – The Onion/A.V. Club
“An event book with a beating heart… A near-perfect introduction to an ascending cosmos, and more importantly, a damn fine comic.” – Paste Magazine
“An all-star lineup of Valiant Entertainment’s time-spanning heroes as told by an all-star lineup of creative talent…” – Comic Book Resources
“If you’re looking for a gateway into Valiant’s growing comic book universe, you’ll be hard-pressed to do better than THE VALIANT… [It’s] one of the most visually stunning comics on the stands.” – IGN
“Kindt, Lemire, and Rivera are creating a must read comic together… [THE VALIANT] is a striking introduction filled with action, humor, and some of the best storytelling in superhero comics. If you’re not reading Valiant comics, this is the place to start.“– ComicBook.com
“A very exciting start. Curious about Valiant? Go pick this up and see why so many of us have fallen in love with this universe.” – Comic Vine