Never a slouch in the promotional department, Valiant has been outdoing even themselves with a slew of tongue-in-cheek gimmicks in service of the publisher's forthcoming Quantum and Woody! series from writer Daniel Kibblesmith and artist Kano.
So far, we've seen "Extreme Ultra-Foil" shelf covers swiped from Jim Lee's WildCATS #2; "The Most Variant Cover of All Time!" with a precedent-setting 9 cover enhancements, including glow-in-the-dark, die-cuts, and chromium; and a Pre-Order Bundle that allows readers to commit to the first arc upfront in exchange for extra content and bonuses.
Better watch out, comics retailers, because now they've set their sights on you too.
Announced last week, Valiant has unveiled new retailer exclusive "Meme Variants" for Quantum and Woody #1-4 — beginning with an homage to the famous "Batman slap" by interior artist Kano for issue #1:
The Rock's famous fanny pack shot by Mike Norton for issue #2:
Ancient aliens by Tom Fowler for issue #3:
And, finally, a tribute to "three wolf moon" by Jen Bartel for issue #4:
Valiant requests that retailers looking to participate email them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org — incidentally, where you can also request new promotional items for the series as well, including a new six-foot standee and "Klang" branded silicone wristbands.
Quantum and Woody! #1 by Daniel Kibblesmith and Kano will arrive on December 20th from Valiant Entertainment.