VALIANT To Debut 'Ultra-Coated' Covers With BOOK OF DEATH #1

"Book Of Death #1" preview

Press Release

Valiant is proud to announce that BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant's astonishing four-issue event series beginning in July – will be the first to debut the new, deluxe ultra-coated cover process! Featuring alternating matte and varnish finishes on heavyweight cover stock, each 40-page issue of Valiant's highly anticipated summer event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and all-stars artists Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite will leap off the shelf with an "ultra-coated" presentation unlike anything in comics today! 

To make sure every retailer has an opportunity to examine this new type of cover process up close, Valiant will be mailing sample printings of the BOOK OF DEATH #1's deluxe ultra-coated covers to select comic book stores across the country, along with free BOOK OF DEATH promotional items including posters, pre-order coupons, bookmarks, pens, and more, in advance of the series' June 22nd final order cut-off date. 

If you are a retailer and would like to ensure you that you receive a BOOK OF DEATH promotional bundle, including your BOOK OF DEATH #1 deluxe ultra-coated cover sample, please email and be sure to include the name of your retail outlet and mailing address. 

"BOOK OF DEATH is more than just a summer event. It's a road-map to Valiant's future that will have fans returning to each issue for years to come," said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. "Given the colossal importance that BOOK OF DEATH holds for the biggest heroes in the Valiant Universe – and the suitably epic story that Robert VendittiRobert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite have crafted – it is only fitting that we give BOOK OF DEATH the stunning presentation it deserves…and it's just the first of many surprises yet in store for Valiant's most ambitious event to date."

Plus: fans can get in on the action leading up to the release of BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) with INSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH – an exclusive six-page bonus insert arriving in all of Valiant's June 2015 titles! Before the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, X-O Manowar, Ninjak, and more begin their quest to prevent the coming cataclysm in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4), jump into the must-read comic event of 2015 right here with a complete overview into BOOK OF DEATH's most powerful players, an all-new interview from writer Robert Venditti, advance peeks of the series' stunning interior artwork fromRobert Gill and Doug Braithwaite, and a checklist chronicling the details on each chapter! Look forINSIDE THE BOOK OF DEATH inside of the following Valiant titles on sale in June 2015: IMPERIUM #5 (ON SALE JUNE 3), DEAD DROP #2 (of 4) (ON SALE JUNE 3), X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1 (ON SALE JUNE 10), UNITY #19 (ON SALE JUNE 10), BLOODSHOT REBORN #3 (ON SALE JUNE 17), IVAR, TIMEWALKER #6 (ON SALE JUNE 17), X-O MANOWAR #37 (ON SALE JUNE 17), NINJAK #4 (ON SALE JUNE 24)

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