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Peter Milligan and Juan Jose Ryp have certainly delivered a hit for Valiant with Britannia.
After an incredibly solid debut issue which sold nearly 20,000 copies of the first printing and led to subsequent reprints, the second issue of Britannia is now headed back for re-issue itself.
Most new series from independent publishers see drop-offs in their second issue, so the exact numbers for the first printing of the second issue will likely reflect that trend. That said, the strong sales on the issue bode well for both the book’s staying power through its four-issue run and Valiant’s savvy publication approach.
The second printing will be available in stores on November 16th, concurrently with the third issue of the series.
[OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Following the best-selling debut, Valiant’s critically acclaimed epic of the fall soldiers onto its latest sold-out printing!
Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #2 (of 4) – the next haunting chapter to Valiant’s chart-topping prestige format series from comics master Peter Milligan (X-Statix, Detective Comics) and incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR), has sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves with the BRTIANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING on November 16th!
Dispatched to the remote outpost of Britannia by Rome’s highest power, the ancient world’s first detective – veteran legionnaire Antonius Axia – has found himself on a horrifying journey that will challenge everything he knows about death, destiny, and the limits of reality itself. But in this wild and pagan land, far removed from Nero’s control and influence, how will he grapple with the witches, demons and deities that lurk just out of sight? These are aberrations beyond the comprehension of a citizen of history’s most civilized empire…and, as Axia searches for the truth behind their making, he must first ask himself: Are these monsters truly creatures of myth…or creations of his own mind?
With multiple sold-out printings and rave review from critics far and wide, BRITANNIA is Valiant’s latest modern masterpiece!
“✮✮✮✮✮… A chilling read that will keep readers riveted.” – All-Comic
“✮✮✮✮… An entertaining and suspenseful read.” – AiPT!
“✮✮✮✮… Gory and gorgeous.” – SciFiPulse
“Compelling proof Valiant is more than just superheroes.” – Uproxx
“Great… [A] mental thriller…” – GeekedOutNation
“Atmospheric and gripping… A comic far removed from the superhero fare.” – Graphic Policy
“Fascinating… [and] compelling.” – Hulking Reviewer
On November 16th, be there as death and destruction await Valiant’s historical epic! In the darkest of nights, history’s first detective will face the horrifying truth at the root of existence itself, only in the BRITANNIA #2 SECOND PRINTING!