Valiant debuted their “Valiant Premium” format with X-O Manowar #1. It’s a matte finish stiff cover with heavier interior pages and a bigger first chapter. Valiant has announced that Bloodshot Salvation #1 will also be in the Valiant premium format.
Official PR follows and then some preview pages from Bloodshot Salvation #2:
As the highly anticipated BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 prepares for a revenge-fueled mission of violence, villains, and vengeance on September 20th, Valiant is proud to reveal that one of the fall’s most anticipated new series debuts will now ship in the acclaimed “VALIANT PREMIUM” format – the same form of deluxe packaging introduced earlier this year with the launch of the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1!
Beginning with the release of BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 on September 20th – the FIRST ISSUEof the BLOCKBUSTER ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire(BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and a star-studded cast of explosive artists spanning the first year, including Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN, SAVAGE), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Renato Guedes (DIVINITY #0, Wolverine), and Doug Braithwaite (X-O MANOWAR, BOOK OF DEATH) – fans and readers everywhere can now look forward to the “VALIANT PREMIUM” format appearing on each issue of BLOODSHOT SALVATION in 2017 and beyond. From the Deadside to the year 4001 A.D., Bloodshot is about to begin a bloodstained odyssey through the darkest corners of the Valiant Universe…
Features for BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, the next series to showcase the “VALIANT PREMIUM” format, will include:
–Deluxe matte finish cover stock covers
–Upgraded, heavyweight interior pages
–An oversized first chapter
–Minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience
“The events of BLOODSHOT SALVATION will be of utmost importance to one of Valiant’s most central and beloved characters,” said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. “From THE VALIANT onward, Jeff Lemire has overseen some of the most pivotal and transformative changes to Bloodshot in the character’s 25 years of history. Now, he’s going to be taking Bloodshot to deeper – and bloodier – depths than ever before. Fans and readers, take note: The ‘VALIANT PREMIUM’ format is a statement of quality, but it’s also much more. Just like with X-O MANOWAR, this is a way for us to signify a major series to watch in the Valiant publishing line. And make no mistake – BLOODSHOT SALVATION is going to be a seminal event for Bloodshot and the Valiant Universe on every level.”
A bloody and vengeful new beginning for Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-nominated Bloodshot saga begins here on September 20th 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…
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…
His sacrifice will be her salvation.
On September 20th, Bloodshot barrels back to the battlefield for his most heart-wrenching mission yet! Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan begin one of the most soul-shattering tales of the year as the Valiant Universe’s unstoppable man of action prepares for his greatest sacrifice 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: On October 25th, the most unrelenting series of the fall reloads with BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2! The technologically augmented powerhouse known as Rampage takes aim at Ray Garrison and the fragile peace he now holds…sending the man once known as Bloodshot spiraling back into the violent world of death, destruction, and disarray! Valiant’s next must-read series in the acclaimed “VALIANT PREMIUM” format soldiers onward in BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2 – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Monika Palosz (X-O MANOWAR), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), and Glenn Fabry (Preacher)!
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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 Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUL172251)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On sale SEPTEMBER 20th (FOC – 8/28/17)
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #2
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by LEWIS LAROSA and MICO SUAYAN
Cover A (Standard) by KENNETH ROCAFORT (AUG172109)
Cover B (Villains) by MONIKA PALOSZ (AUG172110)
Cover C (Battle Damaged) by PHILIP TAN (AUG172111)
Interlocking Variant by GREG SMALLWOOD (AUG172113)
Bloodshot Icon Variant by GLENN FABRY (AUG172114)
Blank Cover Also Available (AUG172112)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale OCTOBER 25th (FOC – 10/2/17)
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