Valiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant's astonishing four-issue event series beginning in July – will be the first to debut the new, deluxe ultra-coated cover process! Featuring alternating matte and varnish finishes on heavyweight cover stock, each 40-page issue of Valiant's highly anticipated summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and all-stars artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite will leap off the shelf with an "ultra-coated" presentation unlike anything in comics today! To make sure every retailer has an opportunity to examine this new type of cover process up close, Valiant will be mailing sample printings of the BOOK OF DEATH #1's deluxe ultra-coated covers to select comic book stores across the country, along with free BOOK OF DEATH promotional items including posters, pre-order coupons, bookmarks, pens, and more, in advance of the series' June 22nd final order cut-off date.
If you are a retailer and would like to ensure you that you receive a BOOK OF DEATH promotional bundle, including your BOOK OF DEATH #1 deluxe ultra-coated cover sample, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to include the name of your retail outlet and mailing address.
"BOOK OF DEATH is more than just a summer event. It's a road-map to Valiant's future that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come," said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. "Given the colossal importance that BOOK OF DEATH holds for the biggest heroes in the Valiant Universe – and the suitably epic story that Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite have crafted – it is only fitting that we give BOOK OF DEATH the stunning presentation it deserves…and it's just the first of many surprises yet in store for Valiant's most ambitious event to date."
Plus: fans can get in on the action leading up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) with INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH – an exclusive six-page bonus insert arriving in all of Valiant's June 2015 titles! Before the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and more begin their quest to prevent the coming cataclysm in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4), jump into the must-read comic event of 2015 right here with a complete overview into BOOK OF DEATH's most powerful players, an all-new interview from writer Robert Venditti, advance peeks of the series' stunning interior artwork fromRobert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, and a checklist chronicling the details on each chapter! Look forINSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH inside of the following Valiant titles on sale in June 2015:
- IMPERIUM #5(ON SALE JUNE 3)
- DEAD DROP #2 (of 4) (ON SALE JUNE 3)
- X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ON SALE JUNE 10)
- UNITY #19(ON SALE JUNE 10)
- BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
- IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6(ON SALE JUNE 17)
- X-O MANOWAR #37 (ON SALE JUNE 17)
- NINJAK #4(ON SALE JUNE 24)
So let it be written… So let it be done… On July 15th, the next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.
Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
Start reading here on July 15th as all-star creators Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today, only in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!
For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com. BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) Written by ROBERT VENDITTI Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE Cover A by ROBERT GILL (MAY151586) Cover B by CARY NORD (MAY151587) Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY151588) Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAY151589) Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151591) Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (MAY151592) Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (MAY151593) Blank Cover also available (MAY151590) $3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)