Valiant’s BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) Reaps Instant Sell-Out, Second Printing Coming in August!

BOD_001_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGSo let it be written… So let it be done… BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is one of 2015’s most sought-after comic book debuts!

Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the 40-page opening chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic summer event and the publisher’s highest selling new series debut to date – has sold out at the distributor level just days after its initial release and will return with the BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING on August 19th, alongside BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)!

Jump into the award-winning world of the Valiant Universe here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) begin a thousand-year journey into the future…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today!

“Retailers across the country are reporting that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) is Valiant’s strongest selling title to date and, even with a print run of 70,000, many stores have already sold out,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “Robert Vendtti, Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite have masterfully orchestrated a comic book epic that is not only packed with action, drama and a cast of Valiant’s heaviest hitters, but that is also vitally important to the future of our biggest characters. BOOK OF DEATH truly is a roadmap to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and it’s only appropriate that it has already incited this unprecedented level of response from fans and retailers.”

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?

Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

On August 19th, join the essential comic book epic of 2015 right here as the present and future of the largest independent superhero universe in comics today unleash a blistering new milestone in the BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – in stores with BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)!

Start reading here to find out why fans and critics agree – BOOK OF DEATH is one of the summer’s most acclaimed comic book events and a brilliant introduction to the heroes of the Valiant Universe:

“9/10… [An] epic crossover done right… [BOOK OF DEATH] has all the makings of another instant classic from the always entertaining Valiant Universe.” – Bloody Disgusting

“Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite are one hell of a team… This is a must buy.” – Comic Vine

“Whether you’re a hardcore Valiant fan or just curious about this rapidly expanding superhero universe, this is a comic you’ll want to check out.” – IGN

“It really is the best kind of crossover… BOOK OF DEATH is a a bold entry point into the Valiant Universe and, for long time fans, a crossover that seems to validate tons of long-term stories.” – Multiversity Comics

“9/10… Writer Robert Venditti does a brilliant job of introducing readers to this epic tale…[and] the artwork on this series is just as impressive… The perfect taster for comic fans that are considering jumping on the bandwagon.” – SnapPow.com

“Valiant is a publisher on the move and poised to break into the big time. BOOK OF DEATH is a perfect jumping-on point for someone looking to see what Valiant has to offer, which is plenty.” – Bam Smack Pow

“Robert Venditti crafts a brilliant first issue…[and] Robert Gill with Doug Braithwaite give us some fantastic back drops to the action…” – Graphic Policy

“9.8/10… A highly entertaining start to the series complete with an engrossing story and interesting character development.” – Hulking Reviewer

“9/10… [BOOK OF DEATH] is what you want out of a superhero book.” – Bounding Into Comics

Plus: BOOK OF DEATH continues all summer with four visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH, beginning this week with BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1:

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1
Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDETTA
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN158249)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL (MAY151595)
Cover B by JEFTE PALO (MAY151596)
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN (MAY151597)
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER (MAY151598)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUN151591)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN151592)
Cover C by KANO (JUN151593)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUN151594)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUN151595)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 19 (FOC – 7/27/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by KANO (JUN151597)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (JUN151598)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUN151599)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (JUN151600)
$3.99 US | 32 pages | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale AUGUST 26 (FOC – 8/3/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #3 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL151656)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUL151657)
Cover C by STEPHEN SEGOVIA (JUL151658)
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ (JUL151659)
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA (JUL151660)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 23 (FOC – 8/31/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JOSHUA DYSART
Art by KANO
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (JUL151661)
Cover B by FRANCIS PORTELA (JUL151662)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (JUL151663)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (JUL151664)
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale SEPTEMBER 30 (FOC – 9/7/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE
Variant Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
$3.99 US | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale OCTOBER 21 (FOC – 9/28/15)

BOOK OF DEATH #4 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL and DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by CARY NORD
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN
Cover C by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
Valiant Icons Variant Cover by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On Sale OCTOBER 28 (FOC – 10/5/15)

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