Valiant’s DIVINITY #1 Sells Out, Goes to Second Printing

"Divinity #1" Variant Cover
“Divinity #1” Variant Cover

Independent comic book publisher Valiant Comics announced today that the first issue of their Matt Kindt-penned and Trevor Hairsine-drawn series Divinity had sold out at a distributor level and would be going back to press for a second printing.

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Finals numbers on the first printing will not be available until Diamond Comic Distributors releases them in March. Using previous first issues as a benchmark, it is reasonable to assume that unit sales will be roughly within the 15,000-16,000 range.

The second printing will feature a variant cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and will release simultaneously with the second issue of the series on March 18, 2015.

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

Valiant is proud to announce that DIVINITY #1 (of 4) – the acclaimed debut 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 and will return to store shelves on March 18th alongside DIVINITY #2 (of 4) with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING!

 

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 next must-read series to be released in the “Valiant Prestige” format, each issue of DIVINITY 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!

 

On March 18th, discover the visionary opening chapters of Valiant’s most important new character debut of 2015 in the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING and DIVINITY #2 (of 4)! Start reading here to find out why critics are hailing Matt Kindt and Trevor Harisine‘s sci-fi epic as a landmark moment for the Valiant Universe:

 

“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

 

Plus: don’t miss each essential new series from VALIANT NEXT! In the wake of THE VALIANT by superstar creators Jeff Lemire, Matt Kindt, and Paolo Rivera, VALIANT NEXT continues with five blockbuster new series, starring Valiant’s biggest, most-demanded heroes alongside all-new, never-before-seen characters, throughout 2015:

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, Clay Mann and Butch Guice in March

BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 by Jeff Lemire and Mico Suayan in April

 

For more information, visit Valiant online at Facebook.com/ValiantComicsTwitter.com/ValiantComics, ValiantEntertainment.Tumblr.com, and ValiantUniverse.com.

 

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com.

 

DIVINITY #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (DEC148668) 

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

 

DIVINITY #2 (of 4) [VALIANT NEXT]

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE

Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JAN151649)

Cover B by TOM MULLER (JAN151650)

Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (JAN151651)

Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD (JAN151652)

Variant Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN151653)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On sale MARCH 18 (FOC – 2/23/15)

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