Jeff Lemire’s Bloodshot Salvation Gets Valiant’s Premium Format Treatment

Valiant has announced today that Bloodshot Salvation, their major ongoing series launch of the autumn, will now ship in the “Valiant Premium” format. Valiant’s “deluxe form of packaging” – with upgraded cover and interior stock and “minimal advertisements” – was first introduced earlier this year for the publisher’s launch of X-O Manowar #1 and, per today’s announcement, will now ship on every issue of the new series by Jeff Lemire, Lewis LaRosa, and Mico Suayan through 2017 and beyond.

In a statement, Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani explained Valiant Premium’s importance to the publisher’s monthly lineup:

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.

Between a year-long plan that will see Bloodshot travel to major Valiant staples like the Deadside and the year 4001 and extensive promotional materials for retailers – and now the extra addition of the “Valiant Premium” treatment – it seems like the publisher is positioning their latest Bloodshot series as one of their most important of the year…

Could the rumored casting of Jared Leto in Sony Pictures’ forthcoming big-screen Bloodshot adaptation have anything to do with that? We hear 2018 is going to be a big year for Bloodshot…

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