While these exclusives aren’t available to all SDCC attendees, they probably soon be available via attending comics shops, possibly even on eBay or the like.
The retailer lunch takes place every Friday at Comic Con, and along with a ham sandwich you get some giveaways (The Beat has had many a Diamond ham sandwich) and retailers will be gifted with specially manufactured, blind-bagged editions of three of Valiants top books from their ICONS initiative: BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1, NINJA-K #1, and QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1.
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1 RETAILER EDITION
Featuring the complete colored artwork and jaw-dropping action of the first issue of Valiant’s next pivotal ongoing series, the full-on sensory assault of September’s blockbuster series debut from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and extraordinary artists Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT REBORN) and Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN) must be seen to be believed
NINJA-K #1 RETAILER EDITION SCRIPT BOOK
Go inside the classified history of MI-6’s “Ninja Programme” with this one-of-a-kind look into writer Christos Gage’s (Netflix’s Daredevil) action-fueled first issue with heatseeking artist Tomas Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), set to clock in at a colossal 40 pages when it hits stands in November
QUANTUM & WOODY! (2017) #1 RETAILER EDITION BLANK BOOK
Don’t worry – it’s not really blank! (Well, kind of…) Before the world’s worst superheroes explode back into stores in December, get a “look” at the superpower mayhem that rising star Daniel Kibblesmith(The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Daredevil) are cooking up right here – plus a special surprise guest appearance by Eisner Award-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Archie)!
IF you can’t go to the lunch, you can email Valiant directly at [email protected]valiantentertainment.com for “assistance.” Fans seeking these exclusive collectibles are encouraged to have their retailer contact Valiant for additional stock as well.
And the best of the ICONS launch as a reminder:
FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4)
Written by Jody Houser; Art by Stephen Segovia, Barry Kitson & Special Guests
WAR MOTHER #1 (of 4)
Written by Fred Van Lente; Art by Stephen Segovia
BLOODSHOT SALVATION #1
Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Lewis LaRosa & Mico Suayan
ETERNITY #1 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Written by Christos Gage; Art by Tomas Giorello
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1
Written by Daniel Kibblesmith; Art by Kano