Retailer Advisory: Valiant’s FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1, SECRET WEAPONS #2, and RAPTURE #3 Return with Second Printings on August 30th!

Valiant is proud to announce that three of the publisher’s most riveting summer releases – FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 (of 4), SECRET WEAPONS #2 (of 4), and RAPTURE #3 (of 4) – have sold out at the distributor level and will return to comic shops everywhere with all-new second printings on August 30th! Jump into the acclaimed adventures of the largest independent superhero universe in comics here as three of the action-packed releases from Valiant’s ICONS initiative return for a much-demanded encore!

First: fly to the farthest-flung edge of existence for the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s SPECTACULAR STANDALONE EVENT with the FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 SECOND PRINTING! Join Eisner Award-nominated writer Jody Houser (FAITH, Mother Panic), blockbuster artist Stephen Segovia (WAR MOTHER) and comics legend Barry Kitson (Fantastic Four) here for a centuries-smashing adventure as Faith “Zephyr” Herbert, the high-flying hero of Los Angeles, meets destiny head on… and leads the Valiant Universe’s greatest heroes from across the ages into battle against a calculating A.I. bent on annihilating history one year at a time!

Find out why fans and critics agree that FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 is a high-flying summer epic that can’t be missed!

✮✮✮✮✮… FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE is a rock-solid debut and a truly fun adventure story.” – All-Comic

✮✮✮✮✮… This is comics at its best… Delightful.” – Shoot The Breeze Comics

✮✮✮✮½… A great start to what is sure to be another classic.” – Comicsverse

✮✮✮✮½… Flat-out fun… An absolute blast to read.” – Outright Geekery

✮✮✮✮½… Packed with charm [and] humor… It’s becoming more and more apparent that Valiant are rapidly becoming the ‘go to’ publisher for truly great superhero stories.” – Big Comic Page

Then: Livewire charges to the forefront of the Valiant Universe for the SECRET WEAPONS #2 SECOND PRINTING! Academy Award-nominated writer Eric Heisserer (Arrival) and Harvey Award-nominated artist Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) continue the year’s most captivating new series debut as Valiant’s technopathic heroine sets out to recruit a new team of Harbinger Foundation castaways and teach them the purpose behind their power…before the robotic killer known as Rex-O can find them first!

The secret is out…and now, fans and critics everywhere are praising Eric Heisserer and Raul Allen’s SECRET WEAPONS as a master-class in comics storytelling!

✮✮✮✮✮… Downright genius… This is high-quality comics, with art and story coming together beautifully.” – AiPT!

✮✮✮✮✮… A beautiful, touching and thought-provoking work of art.” – Comics: The Gathering

✮✮✮✮½… [SECRET WEAPONS] crackles with a lively spark…” – Newsarama

✮✮✮✮½… A beautifully constructed comic in every way possible… Another home run for Valiant.” – Graphic Policy

✮✮✮✮✮… A fantastic story.” – Outright Geekery

✮✮✮✮… A blast… An engaging and personal story.” – SciFi Pulse

Finally: Ninjak and Shadwoman journey deep into the Deadside for the ultimate supernatural showdown in the RAPTURE #3 SECOND PRINTING – on shelves alongside the series’ fiery finale in RAPTURE #4 (of 4)! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, Mind MGMT) and explosive artists CAFU (RAI) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) unleash the penultimate chapter to Valiant’s first fantasy-fueled event here as Colin King and Jack Boniface embark on a fantastical quest to stop the ancient menace called Babel from piercing Heaven itself…and unleashing armageddon upon Earth!

Discover why RAPTURE is the runaway hit that is enchanting readers everywhere!

✮✮✮✮½… Superb… Yet another high-quality Valiant title…” – Comic Crusaders

Wonderful… Kindt is truly a master of his craft.” – Graphic Policy

✮✮✮✮½… Brilliant as ever… [A] stunning treat.” – All-Comic

Phenomenal… Great writing and a fantastic art…” – Comics: The Gathering

RAPTURE is pure, unbridled fun.” – Nerdist

On August 30th, don’t miss your chance to experience Valiant’s fan-favorite and critically adored titles as they charge back to shelves everywhere with the FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 SECOND PRINTING, SECRET WEAPONS #2 SECOND PRINTING, and RAPTURE #3 SECOND PRINTING!

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FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #1 SECOND PRINTING
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by STEPHEN SEGOVIA and BARRY KITSON
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN178542)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC – 8/7/17)

FAITH AND THE FUTURE FORCE #2 (of 4)
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by BARRY KITSON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (JUN172066)
Cover B (Wraparound) by MONIKA PALOSZ (JUN172067)
Variant Cover by PAULINA GANUCHEAU (JUN172068)
Variant Cover by DAVID LAFUENTE (JUN172069)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC – 8/7/1)

SECRET WEAPONS #2 SECOND PRINTING
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAUL ALLEN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover by RAUL ALLEN (JUN178544)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC –8/7/17)

SECRET WEAPONS #3 (of 4)
Written by ERIC HEISSERER
Art by RAÚL ALLÉN with PATRICIA MARTIN
Cover A by RAÚL ALLÉN (JUN172080)
Cover B by AFUA RICHARDSON (JUN172081)
Variant Cover by ROBERTO DE LA TORRE (JUN172082)
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK (JUN172083)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PRESTIGE | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 16th (FOC – 7/24/17)

RAPTURE #3 SECOND PRINTING
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU with ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN178541)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC – 8/7/17)

RAPTURE #4 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by MICO SUAYAN (JUN172084)
Cover B by J.G. JONES (JUN172085)
Character Design Variant by RYAN LEE (JUN172087)
Variant Cover by CAFU (JUN172088)
B&W Sketch Variant by MICO SUAYAN (JUN172089)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (JUN172086)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 30th (FOC – 8/7/17)