Valiant’s DEAD DROP #1 Sells Out, Goes Back to Press

Valiant Comics doesn’t seem to know when to stop selling out new comics, and Dead Drop has added another notch to their belt.

The first issue of Ales Kot and Adam Gorham’s limited series has sold out at the distributor level, and the independent comic book publisher has announced that the issue will be going back to press for a second printing.

The scheduling is somewhat questionable, as the second edition of Dead Drop’s first issue will arrive in stores a week after the second issue hits stands, meaning that those who weren’t able to get their hands on a copy of the first issue may find themselves behind the curve.

A quicker turnaround on re-releases would certainly benefit Valiant, as it seems that every new comic sells out. Another option available to the publisher would be to increase the size of initial runs to ensure that retailers are able to keep their shelves stocked.

Do you think that the delay will cause problems for readers who want o catch up on Dead Drop? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


Valiant is proud to announce that DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the new four-issue superhero conspiracy thriller from acclaimed writer Ales Kot (Secret Avengers, The Surface) and rising star Adam Gorham (Zero) – has sold out at the distributor level and will soon return with a brand new printing! Look for the DEAD DROP #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING in stores on June 10th – one week after the sold-out series’ next chapter arrives in DEAD DROP #2 (of 4)


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Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. 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.

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