Independent comic book publisher Valiant Comics has been on a streak lately, with issue after issue selling out, and the first issue of the Divinity series isn’t done partying just yet..
The publisher announced today that the second edition of the first installment of the Matt Kindt/Trevor Hairsine title had sold out at the distributor level and was headed back to press for a third printing. The first printing sold just over 12,000 copies, according to Diamond Comic Distributors. This is not far from the typical sales numbers for first issues from most larger independent publishers. Whether the recent success of first issues leads Valiant to follow the lead of Image Comics, which announced that it would be increasing the size of print runs after multiple sellouts
The reprint will be released alongside the series’ third issue on April 22nd.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Valiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the acclaimed FIRST ISSUE of the new prestige format VALIANT NEXT limited series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis) – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves on April 22nd alongside DIVINITY #3 (of 4) with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING! The sci-fi saga of 2015 begins here with an new cover design for the spectacular all-new limited series that Wired calls “one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.”
At the height of the Cold War, the Soviet Union – determined to win the Space Race at any cost – green lit a dangerously advanced mission. They sent a man farther into the cosmos than anyone has gone before or since. Lost in the stars, he encountered something unknown. Something that…changed him. Long thought lost and erased from the history books, he has suddenly returned, crash-landing in the Australian Outback. The few that have been able to reach him believe him to be a deity – one who turned the scorched desert into a lush oasis. They say he can bend matter, space, and even time to his will. Now the rest of the world’s powers must decide for themselves – will the enigmatic DIVINITY offer his hand in friendship or will Earth’s heroes find themselves helpless against the wrath of the divine?
The second must-read series to be released in the “Valiant Prestige” format, the sold-out DIVINITY#1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING comes complete with deluxe matte-laminate card stock covers, custom-designed end sheets, and exclusive back matter featuring never-before-seen notes and artwork by Matt Kindt – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price!
Plus, the visionary sci-fi epic of the year continues on March 18th in DIVINITY #2 (of 4). A new god has made his presence known to the world, and the heroes of Earth find themselves at the mercy of the being only known as DIVINITY!
The age of DIVINITY is now! On April 22nd, return to the first moments that forever changed the landscape of the Valiant Universe in the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING. Start here as Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine introduce Valiant’s newest major character in the sci-fi adventure that has amazed fans and critics:
“Matt Kindt’s new creation is a giant leap forward for Valiant…[with] a debut that marks a creative high point for the publisher.” – The Onion/AV Club
“DIVINITY #1 pushes the scope of Valiant ever further… A beautifully designed introduction and one that plays to all of Kindt’s strengths as a writer.” – ComicBook.com
“Valiant has been providing fans with some great new books and this is one of them…[DIVINITY #1] is a real success.” – Comic Vine
“A true and worthwhile expansion of Valiant’s footprint, both in the publishing world and the fictional world contained within it.” – Comic Book Resources
“DIVINITY #1 is a keeper…and keeps reminding comic book fans why they need to dive in to the Valiant Universe.” – Unleash the Fanboy
“Yet another fantastic jumping-on point… If you haven’t dived aboard [Valiant] already, you’re really running out of excuses.” – Big Comic Page