Specialized Cover Treatment Spotlights Valiant’s Most Brutal Series of the Fall from Powerhouse Creators Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan
As revealed at Comic Book Resources, Valiant is proud to unveil the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Brushed Metal Variant – a stunning, all-metal cover adorning the FIRST ISSUE of the BLOCKBUSTER ONGOING SERIES by New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT, Moon Knight) and explosive artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN)! Following in the footsteps of the highly sought-after X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 Brushed Metal Variant, this limited edition of the punishing new introduction to Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated epic is only the second metal cover ever produced by Valiant Entertainment and comes printed via a special process on an actual brushed aluminum metal sheet featuring artwork by interior artist Mico Suayan.
“Our first metal cover – produced for the launch of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 earlier this year – was not only a runaway success, but a true labor of love. It took more than a year of research and testing to source the correct materials and perfect the printing process in order to produce the first, true metal cover in the history of comics,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “It’s a highly specialized process that generated such a tremendous response that we’ve decided to revisit it for our most important new series of the fall. But we have not been resting on our laurels. Together with our printing partners, we’ve been able to further refine the process and reduce the cost – a savings that we are passing on to fans and retailers with a lower threshold needed to obtain the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Brushed Metal Variant. We’re very happy to announce that we’ll be offering the cover at half the ratio of the first.”
Attention retailers: One copy of the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Brushed Metal Variant can be ordered by retailers who place a qualifying order of 250 copies or more. The BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Brushed Metal Variant is strictly limited to one copy per qualifying store. For instructions on how to qualify for the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 Brushed Metal Variant, please see the Diamond Retailer Site under order code: JUL172248.
From New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Moon Knight) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) & Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), a bloody and vengeful new era for Valiant’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins this September as Ray Garrison escapes his violent past to build the one thing he never thought he’d earn: a family. But when a hateful secret from his true love’s past threatens their fragile peace, Bloodshot will be forced to run headlong into a barrage of blood, bullets, and broken bones for a revenge-fueled assault that will have crushing consequences for those he holds most dear…
His sacrifice will be her salvation.
Now: In the arms of his beloved girlfriend Magic, Bloodshot has finally found hope for the future…in the form of the couple’s unborn child. But when Magic’s estranged family – a cruel and sadistic clan of homegrown criminals – re-emerge to lay claim to their lost daughter, Bloodshot will be pushed back to the brink of madness, mayhem, and warfare…
Soon: Eight years from today, Bloodshot’s daughter has inherited her father’s incredible abilities. Hunted by a high-tech kill squad called Omen, Jessie must hone her powers…and learn how to survive before the world is swallowed whole by the darkness that now pervades America…
In the wake of X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1, the next great Valiant ICONS launch of 2017 starts here on September 20th in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – an epic and essential turning point for Valiant’s unstoppable soldier! Across 2017, look for FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE, WAR MOTHER, ETERNITY, NINJA-K and QUANTUM AND WOODY! to join the ICONS line-up with major new series as the largest independent superhero universe in comics gears up for a major leap forward.
On September 20th, the fate of the Valiant Universe’s hard-fought hero runs red as Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan ready a revenge-fueled jumping-on point for the most devastating superhero saga in comics today. Bloodshot – and the child he’d do anything to protect – leap into the firefight of their lives when one of 2017’s most anticipated new series begins in full force in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE), Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Dave Johnson (100 Bullets)!
Plus: Valiant is rewarding fans who pre-order the most bloody and brutal new series of the fall with specially expanded, limited editions spanning BLOODSHOT SALVATION’s furious first year! Reserve the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1–12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set to fans who reserve the first year of BLOODSHOT SALVATION with their local comics retailer – and get eight additional pages of specially expanded bonus content and extra features including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and more at no additional cost with each issue. And that’s not all… As an extra-added bonus, fans who pre-order by July 27, 2017 will also receive the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1RAMPAGE REDUX – a FREE, LIMITED EDITION, and FULL-LENGTH COMIC BOOK – polybagged alongside the series’ first pre-order edition!
Fans and retailers, take note: The only way to obtain the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1-12 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE is to reserve this limited item with your local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of July 27, 2017! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues – including the BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RAMPAGE REDUX bonus issue – will not be offered in later solicitations!
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BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JUL172245)
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUL172246)
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by TOMÁS GIORELLO (JUL172247)
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (JUL172249)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by DAVE JOHNSON (JUL172250)
Brushed Metal Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JUL172251)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale SEPTEMBER 20 (FOC – 8/28/17)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Covers by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUL172248)
$3.99 each [12 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #1 on sale SEPTEMBER 20 (IOD – 7/27/17)