Valiant has announced they’ll be supporting the November 18th Local Comic Shop Day even with a limited edition release of the Secret Weapons Deluxe Edition Oversized HC. That’s with a David Mack cover. Secret Weapons, whose first issue appears to have been ordered to the tune of ~33K copies, IIRC, is by Eric Heisserer (he wrote the screenplay for Arrival, which is worth a rental), Raul Allen and Patricia Matrin.
Full PR and then 12 pages worth of preview:
Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce that it will be supporting Local Comic Shop Day® 2017 on November 18th, 2017 with a special, limited-edition release of the SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE EDITION OVERSIZED HC – the first oversized hardcover collection of the year’s best-selling independent limited series from Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (ARRIVAL) and Harvey Award-nominated artists Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Patricia Martin (NINJAK) – to participating retailers!
Collecting SECRET WEAPONS #1-4 with a cover by multiple Eisner Award nominee David Mack (Fight Club 2) and exclusive to Local Comic Shop Day 2017, this oversized hardcover collection of Valiant’s sold-out, critically acclaimed series will not be available for sale anywhere else, and arrives weeks before the SECRET WEAPONS TPB arrives in stores on December 13th.
Find out why Valiant has become the most critically acclaimed publisher in comics today with this can’t-miss presentation of the year’s most celebrated new series:
“✮✮✮✮✮… SECRET WEAPONS [is] like nothing else on the stands right now… A tremendous highlight for Valiant, and should not be missed.” – Newsarama
“✮✮✮✮✮… A multi-layered story that will stand among the best of the year… It’s absolutely fantastic.” – Graphic Policy
“✮✮✮✮✮… Dazzling and unique… This is in the running for the best book that Valiant has ever published – no small feat for a publisher that consistently puts out some of the best-reviewed comics in the industry.” – Comics The Gathering
“✮✮✮✮✮… Downright genius at times… This is high-quality comics, with art and story coming together beautifully.” –AiPT!
“✮✮✮✮✮… A charming and exciting superhero comic… SECRET WEAPONS doesn’t sacrifice character development for great action.” – Spartantown
The SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE OVERSIZED HC will feature a beautifully presented, deluxe repackaging of the critically lauded series, and feature more than 20 pages of bonus material including character designs, process art, and more that won’t be found anywhere else! Eric Heisserer – the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of ARRIVAL and Valiant’s upcoming BLOODSHOT and HARBINGER feature films – joins forces with Harvey Award-nominated visionary Raúl Allén (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) here for an all-new Valiant adventure… launching Livewire and an extraordinary new team of heroes into the fight of their lives!
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…
“Comic shops are the heart and soul of the comics industry and play a very crucial role to its continued growth. That’s why we’re proud to continue supporting Local Comic Shop Day’s mission of supporting the brick and mortar storefronts that bring comics to fans nationwide,” said Valiant’s Director of Sales, Atom! Freeman. “Our offering for Local Comic Shop Day 2017 might also be our most ambitious yet with the SECRET WEAPONS DELUXE OVERSIZED HC – a shelf-worthy collection to one of our most successful series to date and one that won’t be available anywhere else. In making this highly collectible item exclusive only to Local Comic Shop Day, it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the hundreds of retailers who continue to support this industry week after week, Wednesday after Wednesday.”
Local Comic Shop Day® shines a bright spotlight on locally owned independent comic book specialty stores and their role in shaping the pop culture market. This year, Local Comic Shop Day® will beSaturday, November 18th, the Saturday before Thanksgiving.
On Local Comic Shop Day®, participating retailers will have exclusive, and in some cases, limited items debuting from supporting publishers. The goal of Local Comic Shop Day® is to jump start the holiday buying season for storefront comics specialty retailers by giving comics fans more of what they most desire.
ComicsPRO – the trade organization of comic book specialty stores and the organizer of Local Comic Shop Day®, invites all brick and mortar comic book specialty stores to be part of Local Comic Shop Day®. To register, please visit www.comicspro.org/lcsdstore2017
For additional information, please contact ComicsPRO Executive Director Marco Davanzo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.