Previously, we announced on NerdSpan that Valiant had made their second printing free to comic book retailers, in an effort to expand the reach of their new title even further than the 30k+ of its initial print run. That second printing will be at comic shops this Wednesday, and although it will not be free to comic book shop customers, there should be plenty of copies if you missed out on the first printing.
Official press release:
Last month during Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego, Valiant announced that FAITH #1 – the highest selling independent superhero series debut of the year and the launch title of “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative – had sold out at the distributor level just days after its July 20th on-sale date.
In honor of the the series’ groundbreaking debut, Valiant then unveiled an unprecedented plan to ship 100,000 complimentary copies of a new FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING – each cover priced at $2.99 – to participating comic shops in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Now, at long last, the 48-page FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING will arrive in stores this Wednesday, August 24th alongside two other major “FUTURE OF VALIANT” releases – FAITH #2 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, and Marguerite Savauge and GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente andFrancis Portela. With just days to go until the breakout series of 2016 returns to store shelves nationwide, Valiant is giving participating retailers the opportunity to use the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING to find new readers and generate maximum visibility for Valiant titles within their stores:
- Rack the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING alongside FAITH #2 and GENERATION ZERO #1 at full cover price for maximum exposure!
- Offer the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING as a free bonus with any other #1 first issue purchase of the week!
- Bonus each of your subscribers/pullbox customers with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING!
- Bundle the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING and FAITH #2 together for as little as the price of a single issue!
- Alternatively, bundle the hit collection of Faith’s sold-out debut solo adventure, FAITH VOL 1: HOLLYWOOD AND VINE trade paperback, and the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTINGtogether for $9.99!
- Or simply offer a money-back guarantee on the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING!
Retailers hoping to capitalize further on this week’s complimentary copies of FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING can contact Valiant directly at email@example.com for assistance and additional promotional materials.
Packed with content at a colossal 48 pages, the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING features the beginning of Faith’s first ongoing 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 biggest year yet with “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” SNEAK PREVIEW flip book – spotlighting an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from the largest independent superhero universe anywhere in comics! Officially kicking off in the pages of FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place 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
She’s vaulted through four sold-out printings and made headlines around the world, from The Atlantic tothe New York Times to People. Now, as the high-flying hero of 2016 leads the way with the year’s most successful independent superhero series, find out why fans and critics around the world are heralding her awe-inspiring adventures this Wednesday with the FAITH #1 SECOND PRINTING:
“✮✮✮✮✮ … FAITH will restore your faith in comics again. It’s like reading Spider-Man or Superman for the first time.” – Spartantown
“✮✮✮✮✮ … A hero that will appeal to fangirls and fanboys everywhere.” – Nerds on the Rocks
“✮✮✮✮½ … If you haven’t jumped on [FAITH] yet, now is the perfect time… Packed to the brim with humour, drama and excitement, FAITH is all but guaranteed to become your new favorite superhero.” –Big Comic Page
“✮✮✮✮½ … A book full of heart and hope…[and] a worthy addition to the Valiant pantheon…” –Bounding into Comics
“✮✮✮✮½ … Houser creates a great all-ages story while crafting one of the best female characters in all of comics.” – Outright Geekery
“✮✮✮✮½ … FAITH will be a gateway to a new generation of comic readers.” – The Fandom Post
“✮✮✮✮½ … A must-read book…[and] an excellent new story from Jody Houser…” – AiPT!
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FAITH #1 (ONGOING) SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ, MARGUERITE SAUVAGE and COLLEEN DORAN
Cover by KEVIN WADA (JUN168710)
$2.99 | 48 pg. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)
FAITH #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by PERE PEREZ and MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Cover A by KEVIN WADA (JUN161884)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN161885)
Cover C by JERRY ORDWAY (JUN161886)
Cover D by MEGHAN HETRICK (JUN161887)
Variant Cover by JOE EISMA (JUN161888)
Variant Cover by TULA LOTAY (JUN161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th 20 (FOC – 8/1/16)
GENERATION ZERO #1 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by STEPHEN MOONEY (JUN161874)
Cover B by TOM MULLER (JUN161875)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN161876)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161878)
Variant Cover by KANO (JUN161879)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN161880)
Blank Cover Also Available (JUN161877)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th (FOC – 8/1/16)