Media Release — Valiant is proud to announce that BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the highly anticipated, Valiant Prestige-format journey into terror, temptation, and bloodshed from comics master Peter Milligan (Detective Comics), incendiary artist Juan Jose Ryp (NINJAK) and multiple Harvey Award nominee Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) has sold out at the distributor level in advance and will return to store shelves with the BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING on October 12th – on sale the same day as BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!
As the latest series from “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” initiative, BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) marks the opening chapter of the historical action-epic that ComicBook.com calls “Valiant’s darkest series and most brutal series to date.” Opening a vital and compelling new frontier in Valiant’s award-winning universe – in the tradition of the 12-time sold-out sensation DIVINITY and, most recently, 4001 A.D.’s WAR MOTHER – bear witness to Valiant’s latest groundbreaking epic here as Antonis Axia, the ancient world’s first detective, investigates an unholy discovery at the fringes of civilization!
Ruled by the Fates. Manipulated by the Gods. Commanded by Caesar. In the year 65 A.D., one’s destiny was not his own. At the height of Nero’s reign, a veteran of Rome’s imperial war machine has been dispatched to the farthest reaches of the colonies to investigate unnatural happenings… In the remote outpost of Britannia, Antonius Axia – the First Detective – will become Rome’s only hope to reassert control over the empire’s most barbaric frontier…and keep the monsters that bridge the line between myth and mystery at bay…
On October 12th, the coming of Valiant’s latest prestige-format masterpiece continues here as the realms between darkness, desire, and destruction are revealed in the BRITANNIA #1 SECOND PRINTING – arriving in stores alongside BRITANNIA #2 (of 4)!
Plus: don’t miss the other must-read series of 2016 as “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” continues with an all-new wave of ongoing series, prestige format projects and standalone events from a star-studded roster of some of comics’ most visionary talents! Beginning in July with FAITH #1, “THE FUTURE OF VALIANT” will extend throughout 2016 with a total of seven epic series – each introducing an innovative array of new concepts and characters…and firmly establishing Valiant’s place as the premier publisher of creative storytelling in comics today:
FAITH #1 by Jody Houser, Pere Perez, Marguerite Sauvage, and Colleen Doran in July
GENERATION ZERO #1 by Fred Van Lente & Francis Portela in August
BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) by Peter Milligan, Juan Jose Ryp, and Raul Allen in September
BLOODSHOT U.S.A. #1 (of 4) by Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in October
HARBINGER RENEGADES #1 by Rafer Roberts & Darick Roberston in November
SAVAGE #1 (of 4) by B. Clay Moore, Clayton Henry & Lewis LaRosa in November
DIVINITY III: STALINVERSE #1 (of 4) by b & Trevor Hairsine in December
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BRITANNIA #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP and RAUL ALLEN
Cover A by CARY NORD (JUL168217)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)
BRITANNIA #2 (“THE FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover A by CARY NORD (AUG162053)
Cover B by ADAM GORHAM (AUG162054)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (AUG162055)
Variant Cover by RYAN LEE (AUG162056)
Variant Cover by DAVE JOHNSON (AUG162057)
$3.99| 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE | On Sale OCTOBER 12th (FOC – 9/19/16)