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Valiant’s Sold-Out SECRET WEAPONS #1 Ranks as 2017’s Best-Selling Independent Limited Series, Returns with Second Printing on July 19th

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Plus: Sold-Out RAPTURE #1 Also Set to Return with Second Printing on August 9th

Valiant is proud to announce that SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of THE MUST-READ NEW SERIES from Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (screenwriter of ARRIVAL) and visionary artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) with Patricia Martin (BLOODSHOT REBORN) – has sold out of its 36,000 copy print run at the distributor level, cementing the hotly anticipated new title’s status as the year’s best-selling limited series from any independent publisher. SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) is the second major Valiant title to reach record-setting status this year and joins Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – which secured the title of the best-selling independent debut with more than 90,000 copies sold upon its initial release in March – as one of the most successful non-Big Two series of 2017.

Now, the sold-out debut of the series launching Livewire and her extraordinary team of new recruits to the forefront of the Valiant Universe is slated to return on July 19th with the SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – available for immediate order from comic shop retailers everywhere!

The government has dispatched Amanda McKee – the technopath codenamed Livewire – to investigate the ruins of a secret facility formerly run by Toyo Harada, the most powerful telepath on Earth and her former mentor. In his quest for world betterment at any cost, Harada sought out and activated many potential psiots like himself. Those who survived, but whose powers he deemed to have no value to his cause, were hidden away at this installation. But Livewire, having studied Harada’s greatest strengths and learned his deepest weaknesses, senses opportunity where he once saw failure. A young girl who can talk to birds… A boy who can make inanimate objects gently glow… To others, these are expensive disappointments. But, to Livewire, they are secret weapons…in need of a leader. Now, as a mechanized killer called Rex-O seeks to draw them out, Livewire and her new team of cadets will be forced to put their powers into action…in ways they never could have imagined…

After months of anticipation, jump on board here to find out why SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) has rocketed to the top of the charts to present a stunning introduction to the most critically acclaimed line of superhero and science fiction titles in comics today:

“This captivating story embraces science fiction while feeding our need genuine emotion and human connection. 10/10!” – All-Comic.com

Accessible [and] grounded… An endearing, visually thoughtful debut.” – Paste Magazine

✮✮✮✮✮… [SECRET WEAPONS] succeeds on every major level…coming out of nowhere and dominating from the start with a creative team that you never knew was a dream collaboration.” – Comic Bastards

[SECRET WEAPONS] could shake up comics… [Livewire] is the ideal character for [Heisserer] to focus on after his Academy Award-nominated ARRIVAL screenplay.” – The Hollywood Reporter

✮✮✮✮… Deft and heartfelt… A fascinating and emotional start.” – Multiversity Comics

[SECRET WEAPONS] looks amazing.” – Entertainment Weekly

✮✮✮✮½… Thrilling [and] often hilarious… A charming, heartfelt debut that also just happens to be a blast to read.” – Newsarama

Some of [Heisserer’s] most ambitious work.” – MTV

✮✮✮✮… [An] engrossing visual tale… Genuinely engaging.” – IGN

[Heisserer] is set to make a splash in the comic book world.” – SyFy Wire

Discover the comic book tour de force that has captured the imagination of fans and critics worldwide on July 19th as the best-selling independent limited series of 2017 returns to store shelves everywhere, only in the SECRET WEAPONS #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING!

THEN: Also, in stores on July 19th, the year’s most spectacular journey continues on in SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4) – the next astonishing chapter of Valiant’s sold-out smash hit! Determined to succeed where the Harbinger Foundation failed, Livewire has brought together a new band of psiots defined by their arcane and at-times cryptic abilities…and, together, they’ll show the world just how powerful a secret weapon can be!

PLUS: Valiant’s spellbinding standalone event also returns to shelves everywhere on August 9th for the RAPTURE #1 SECOND PRINTING! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artist CAFU (RAI) unite MI-6’s master assassin Ninjak and the fallen hero known as Shadowman for a harrowing journey into the Deadside…where the very fate of the Valiant Universe lies at the mercy of an ancient evil with an unspeakable connection to the origin of the Shadowman loa itself!

Shadowman’s dark and lonely road back to the forefront of the Valiant Universe starts right here in the pages of Valiant’s first fantasy-fueled standalone event, only in the RAPTURE #1 SECOND PRINTING– on sale August 9th!

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SECRET WEAPONS #1 SECOND PRINTING

Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art & Cover by RAUL ALLEN (MAY178057)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE ORDER)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4)

Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (MAY171963)
Cover B by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE (MAY171964)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (MAY171965)
Variant Cover by BEN TEMPLESMITH (MAY171966)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC – 6/26/17)

SECRET WEAPONS #3 (of 4)

Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (JUN172080)
Cover B by AFUA RICHARDSON (JUN172081)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUN172082)
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK (JUN172083)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)

RAPTURE #1 SECOND PRINTING

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAY178909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 9th (FOC – 7/17/17)

“Rapture #1 is a visually brilliant, colorful, and magical experience that builds upon our own mythology and expands it with creative finesse. 10/10!” – All-Comic.com

RAPTURE #3 (of 4)

Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU & ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (MAY171976)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (MAY171977)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY171979)
Variant Cover by FELIPE MASSAFERA (MAY171980)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (MAY171981)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (MAY171978)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 19th (FOC 6/26/17)

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