As the build up really kicks into high gear for the arrival of new Valiant ICONS series Bloodshot Salvation in September, the publisher has announced that the series will be debuting in “Valiant Premium” format, the same format used previously for the launch of their first ICONS series, X-O Manowar.
The new series is written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN, Black Hammer) and a cast of 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). Now, fans have been informed that throughout the first year, the title will be appearing in “deluxe” premium format.
Features for the format, will include:
-Deluxe matte finish cover stock covers
-Upgraded, heavyweight interior pages
-An oversized first chapter
-Minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience
Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani says:
The events of BLOODSHOT SALVATION will be of utmost importance to one of Valiant’s most central and beloved characters. 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.
Bloodshot Salvation #1 arrives on September 20th. On October 25th, the second issue of the series arrives.