This year, at San Diego Comic-Con, Valiant is doing something a little different – exclusive items for retailers.  Retailers will be able to pick up advance looks at Britannia: Lost Eagles of Rome #1 and Bloodshot: Rising Spirit #1.  And in an another non-traditional move, retailers not attending the Diamond Retailer Appreciation Lunch where these are being handed out can still contact Valiant about getting their copies.

Official PR follows:

Valiant is proud to announce a series of exclusive, specially manufactured editions of the publisher’s most hotly anticipated summer and fall releases, available first to comic book retailers at San Diego Comic-Con 2018!

Following a presentation at the annual Diamond Retailer Appreciation Lunch at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California onFriday, July 22nd, 2018, attending retailers will receive advance looks at two of the biggest series to lead into Valiant’s new “BEYOND” initiative – BRITANNIA: LOST EAGLES OF ROME #1 and BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1:


Before history’s first detective returns on July 25th, retailers will get a closer look at a fully lettered, inked, black-and-white rendition of the brand-new series from writer Peter Milligan (Detective Comics) and artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), as they descend into the horrors of the ancient world with the latest chapter in Valiant’s sold-out series!


Witness a one-of-a-kind glimpse into the very first issue from writers Lonnie Nadler & Zac Thompson (Cable), where they explore the early days of military contractor Project Rising Spirit and dig into the never-before-divulged origin of the walking weapon known as Bloodshot!

Retailers who cannot attend the Diamond Retailer Appreciation Lunch and are hoping to obtain these items can contact Valiant directly at [email protected]. Fans seeking these exclusive collectibles are encouraged to have their retailer contact Valiant for additional stock.

Plus: Stay tuned as 2018 continues for more information about Valiant’s “BEYOND” initiative, a new wave of groundbreaking series that will carry the critically acclaimed publisher onward toward 2019! Born from the aftermath of HARBINGER WARS 2, the most ambitious crossover event ever attempted by Valiant, “BEYOND” will round out the end of 2018 and drive forward into the New Year with an invigorating slate of exciting new stories, both from returning talent and rising stars alike:

  • FAITH: DREAMSIDE #1 by Jody Houser & MJ Kim in September 2018
  • BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, & Ken Lashley in November 2018
  • LIVEWIRE #1 by Vita Ayala & Raúl Allén with Patricia Martín in December 2018
  • INCURSION #1 by Andy Diggle & Doug Braithwaite in February 2019

To learn more about these titles, retailers can contact a member of the Valiant Entertainment sales team at [email protected].