Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s Sold-Out Summer Event Rockets into Second Printings for 4001 A.D. #2, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1

4001_002_SECOND-PRINTING_COVER_CRAINOn August 3rd, the most ambitious comic book event of the summer roars back into stores with new printings for three essential issues of 4001 A.D.!

Valiant proud to announce that three pivotal chapters of 4001 A.D. – the epic summer crossover event led by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI) – have sold out at the distributor level and will return to store shelves worldwide on August 3rd with the 4001 A.D. #2 SECOND PRINTING, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Jump on board here as the comics event of year gets even bigger! First, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain escalate Rai’s insurrection against the land he swore to protect in the in 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING! Rai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

Then, the future of the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes is revealed with two breathtaking, standalone visions of the future that is yet to come, beginning with the 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)! How did the rise of Earth’s most powerful hero lead to humanity’s ultimate destruction? Just what was the War of the X-O Manowars…and how did its catastrophic fallout bring ruination and despair to a besieged planet? And why is the sacred extraterrestrial armor called Shanhara the one weapon Father fears more than any other? The answers to the pivotal questions behind Valiant’s planet-shaking summer event can be found right here!

And, finally, New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) bring Bloodshot barreling into the 41st century with an all-new, standalone tale at the epicenter of 4001 A.D., only in the 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING! Centuries ago, Bloodshot was the man called Ray Garrison. Now, in the year 4001 A.D., Ray Garrison is no more…but the nanites that once thrived inside him endure still. With their master long since gone, the microscopic machines that once drove Bloodshot through every firefight, healed every wound, and calculated every outcome have one final directive left to execute…but what could it possibly be? And how will the forces of the future react when the infamous man-turned-machine called Bloodshot returns to fight another day?

After four sold-out debuts and universal critical acclaim, find out why “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D” is drawing praise as one of the most captivating comic book events of the millennium!

“✮✮✮✮… The action here is breathtaking… It’s simply fun, superhero event storytelling.” – IGN

“You need to pick up 4001 A.D… This is mind-boggling science fiction… [and] new readers will be sucked in to this insane orbit all the same. Give this one a shot, you’ll be thankful you did.” – Nerdist

“Armed with huge scale action… Arguably the summer’s biggest and best event.” – Newsarama

“An absolutely visual treat with some of the best artwork you’re likely to see in a comic… We’re in for one hell of a summer.” – Graphic Policy

“It’s a stunning sci-fi epic… Valiant Entertainment does a wonderful job of telling profound yet personal stories, and this series is an ideal example. Highly recommended!” – Major Spoilers

“This is good summer blockbuster comics. The action is fierce, the science fiction fun, and the art spectacular.” – AiPT!

“I really am a little in awe of Valiant’s crossover event here… It’s pretty much flawless…” – Big Comic Page

“A near perfect action comic… [An] extraordinary summer event.” – Comicsverse

On August 3rd, Rai brings war raging into the heavens when Valiant’s widescreen summer epic brings you back to the front lines of the 41st century’s battle against New Japan in the 4001 A.D. #2 SECOND PRINTING, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING, and 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING!

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the essential history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical rise to power. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And just what is Rai’s true nature…and what happened to his nine earlier predecessors that once patrolled New Japan in his stead? Discover the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in motion – and reveals the epic arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!

Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with two yet-to-be-revealed new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:

4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER); Art by Tomás Giorello (Conan)
Coming in August

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.

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4001 A.D. #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161882)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (MAY161883)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (MAY161884)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (MAY161885)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY161886)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAY161887)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161888)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (MAY161889)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 27th (FOC–7/4/16)

4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY168866)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RYAN LEE (MAY168867)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT |On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover A by CAFU (MAY168868)
$3.99 | 32 pgs | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3 (FOC – 7/11/16)

4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by TOMAS GIORELLO
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161905)
Cover B by JELENA KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (JUN161906)
Cover C by CARY NORD (JUN161907)
Character Design Variant by ANDRES GUINALDO (JUN161908)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On sale AUGUST 3rd (FOC – 7/11/16)

RAI #16 (“4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (JUN161911)
Cover B by ANDRES GUINALDO JUN161912)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN JUN161913)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161914)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24 (FOC – 8/1/16)

4001 A.D. #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161897)
Cover B by TULA LOTAY (JUN161898)
Cover C by RYAN BODENHEIM (JUN161899)
Cover D by PHILIP TAN (JUN161900)
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN161901)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN161902)
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161903)
B&W Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK (JUN161904)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 31st (FOC–8/1/16)

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