Back at San Diego Comic-Con, Valiant Entertainment revealed the next innovative step in the evolution of variant cover making: the glass variant. That's right, a variant so fragile, if you can keep yours in pristine condition, it'll have to be worth a million bucks in twenty years since everyone else's will break because they're made of freaking glass. Genius!
The first comic to feature a glass variant will be Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1, by Lonnie Nadler, Zac Thompson, and Ken Lashley. The variant will be drawn by Doug Braithwaite. But here's the catch: for your retailer to be able to order one, they'll need to order at least 250 copies of Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1.
After that, they can order as many glass variants as they want. One additional glass variant will be awarded for every 250 copies after that.
Here's how it works:
Following in the footsteps of Valiant's ultra-successful run of Brushed Metal Variants, the BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Cover Variant will be printed via a special multi-colored process on a carefully devised pane of glass, with artwork by superstar creator Doug Braithwaite (Justice)!
Retailers, take note: the BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1 Glass Variant Cover can be obtained for every qualifying order of 250 copies of BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1. There is no limit per store. Orders will open in late August through Diamond Comics. For any questions, please contact Valiant's dedicated sales team at email@example.com.
As for readers, glass variants aside, you can get in on the Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1-8 pre-order bundle if so you choose, using the form below.
But that's not all! Valiant is also excited to announce the BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1-8 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – eight massively expanded issues packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, plus exclusive covers by renowned artist Ken Lashley! This bundle can only be obtained by pre-ordering all eight issues with your local comic shop by the final order cut-off date of October 22nd, 2018 – no more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!
Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1 hits stores on November 14th,and features covers by Felipe Massafera, David Mack, Staz Johnson, Doug Braithwaite, and Ken Lashley. Oh, and also "no one," because there's a blank cover too.
BLOODSHOT RISING SPIRIT #1
Written by LONNIE NADLER & ZAC THOMPSON
Art by KEN LASHLEY
Cover A by FELIPE MASSAFERA
Cover B by DAVID MACK
Variant Cover by STAZ JOHNSON
Glass Variant Cover by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover Also Available
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale NOVEMBER 14th (FOC – 10/22/18)
UPDATE: An earlier version of this article mistakenly claimed that unlimited numbers of the glass variant could be ordered after a shop ordered 250 copies, when it is actually 1 variant per 250 copies of Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1. Also, Valiant says they won't ship through Diamond, but directly from Valiant to the store.