After three consecutive sell-outs at the distributor level, independent comic book publisher Valiant Comics has announced that the Matt Kindt-penned project’s first issue is headed back to press yet again. Demand for the third printing of Divinity was so strong that the publisher has been forced to allocate (or ration) the number of copies each retailer will receive.
While it has yet to break into Diamond’s Top 100, Divinity’ssustained success is a very good sign for Valiant in a highly competitive independent comic book market.
[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]
Retailers, be advised: due to unusually high reorder activity, orders of the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) THIRD PRINTING – due to arrive in stores alongside DIVINITY #3 (of 4)on April 22nd – will be allocated. To meet demand, Valiant is rushing the sold-out first issue from writer Matt Kindt and artist Trevor Hairsine back to press for the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING. Additionally,DIVINITY #2 (of 4) has also sold out at the distributor level and will return with theDIVINITY #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING. Both new printings will return to store shelves on May 27th alongside the limited series’ fourth and final chapter in DIVINITY #4 (of 4).
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. Earth is about to meet a new god. And he’s a communist. How long can it be before the first confrontation between mankind and DIVINITY begins?
Find out here as Valiant’s most important new character debut of 2015 begins anew with the DIVINITY #1 (of 4) FOURTH PRINTING and DIVINITY #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING, in stores May 27th! The latest series to premier in the new VALIANT PRESTIGE format, each sold-out issue ofDIVINITY 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 all-star creators Matt Kindt,Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Winn, and David Baron – all with no advertisements and a standard $3.99 cover price.
Now is the time to find out why fans and critics are calling DIVINITY one of the year’s first must-read new series and a perfect introduction to the cosmic forces of the Valiant Universe:
“High concept sci-fi executed perfectly, Divinity is one of the most exciting, ambitious titles Valiant has published.” – Wired
“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
“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 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
“Exceptionally cool… [A] wonderful reading experience that speaks mountains to Valiant regulars and those new to the company as a whole.” – Comic Vine
“[A] mind-bender of a first issue… DIVINITY #1 comes out of the gates strong.” – Bloody Disgusting
“Yet another fantastic jumping-on point… If you haven’t dived aboard [Valiant] already, you’re really running out of excuses.” – Big Comic Page
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He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.