Here's How Retailers Can Get Doug Braithwaite's Glass Variant Cover for Bloodshot Rising Spirit #1

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

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.

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.

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