Media release — As exposed today during the diamond merchant summit at Comic-Con worldwide 2016 in San Diego, Valiant is pleased to announce that faith #1 – the greatest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the introduce title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – has offered out at the supplier level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.
To celebrate the series’ landmark debut and satisfy an unmatched degree of fan and merchant demand, Valiant exposed today that it will be shipping 100,000 free copies of a new faith #1 second printing to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe. set to arrive on August 24th together with faith #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1, these free copies of the 48-page faith #1 second printing will carry a cover cost of $2.99 and come shrink-wrapped in individually bundled units of 20. merchants are motivated to rack their copies with the week’s new releases, discount rate them at a marketing rate, or even give them away to ensure that new visitors can discover the wildly prominent series that has taken fans and merchants by storm!
Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, the faith #1 second printing features the beginning of Faith’s first continuous series – as told by acclaimed writer Jody Houser (Orphan Black), stratospheric interior artists Pere Perez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Marguerite Sauvage (DC Comics Bombshells), and Colleen Doran (The Sandman), and sensational cover artist Kevin Wada (She-Hulk)! but that’s not all!
Each copy of the faith #1 second printing doubles as an early look ahead at Valiant’s greatest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” sneak preview flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of continuous series, prestige style jobs and standalone events from the largest independent superhero world anywhere in comics! officially beginning in the pages of faith #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a overall of seven legendary series – each introducing an ingenious variety of new ideas and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s location as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:
FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez & Marguerite Sauvage in July
GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan & Juan Jose Ryp in September
BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in December
Retailers intending to profit from faith #1’s breakout success by restocking their stores with this first-of-its-kind free product will be eligible for a certain number of faith #1 second printing bundles based on their diamond discount rate tier. For a lot more information, merchants must contact their diamond representative or the Valiant sales team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In a city under siege by robots, aliens, monsters and, even worse, celebrities, there is only one lady the people of Los Angeles can count on: the stratospheric superhero called Faith! Aspiring reporter by day and devoted crime-fighter by night, faith has dealt with every challenge in her path with confidence – like those crushing deadlines at work, the long-distance partner half a world away, and the missing back problems that pester her comics collection! But, unbeknownst to her, faith is about to collide with the one force she never saw coming: an up-and-coming super-villain bent on snuffing her out when and for all! but who is lurking behind the mask of her new foe…and could they be the one person capable of rendering faith powerless?
Created by former marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter (Secret Wars) and Eisner Award-winning writer and artist David Lapham (Stray Bullets) in Valiant’s acclaimed HARBINGER series in 1992, faith has long been a central icon of Valiant’s award-winning publishing line. Then, in January 2016, faith took her long-awaited, much-demanded first step toward solo stardom with faith #1 (of 4) – a groundbreaking debut that swiftly ended up being the first and greatest breakout hit of the new Year from any major comics publisher. In the months since, Faith’s first solo adventure has gathered near-universal vital acclaim; produced attention from a hold of worldwide media outlets, including The Atlantic, The A.V. Club, Cosmopolitan, The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, The Huffington Post, The Independent, MTV, The new York Times, NPR, PBS Newshour, People, Seventeen, Today, Vox, The Washington Post, and lots more; and become the first series of 2016 to reach a much-vaunted fifth printing – making it one of only a handful of hit series in the past decade to achieve that essential benchmark of fan and commercial denull