Valiant to Expand Retailer Visit Program

Valiant has announced the next phase of its retailer outreach program, #ValiantVisits, in which Valiant sales representatives visit local comic book stores to talk shop with retailers and customers, bringing "Valiant swag" with them. In a press release, the publisher says it visits over 100 retailers on average each year but plans to step that up with over 30 visits in the next few months, coinciding with nine different comic book conventions.

Here's the lineup of announced visits:

August 30th – September 2nd:
Fan Expo Canada @ Toronto, ON
Silver Snail
The Beguiling Books & Art
Cyber City Comix
Gotham Central Comics & Collectibles

September 6th – 8th:
FanX® Salt Lake Comic Convention™ @ Salt Lake City, UT
Black Cat Comics
Dragons Keep
Dr. Volt's Comic Connection
The Nerd Store

September 7th – 9th:
Rose City Comic Con @ Portland, OR
Acme Comic Books & Trading Cards
Books with Pictures
Bridge City Comics
Excalibur Comics
Cosmic Monkey Comics
Cloud 9 Comics

September 8th – 9th:
Long Beach Comic Con @ Long Beach, CA
The Comic Bug
Atomic Comics
Brave New Worlds Comics
Njoy Games & Comics

And upcoming conventions for which individual store visits will be announced soon:

September 14th – 16th:
Keystone Comic Con @ Philadelphia, PA

September 28th – 30th:
Baltimore Comic Con @ Baltimore, MD

October 4th – 7th:
New York Comic Con @ New York, NY

October 26th – 28th:
Los Angeles Comic Con (Comikaze) @ Los Angeles, CA

November 9th – 11th:
NC Comic Con @ Durham, NC

If the prospect of a Valiant sales rep visiting your store sounds irresistible — and why wouldn't it? — you can contact to request one.

In a bizarre choice of graphics, Valiant has produced this map of North America that sort of resembles the maps showing Gilead's conquest in that episode of The Handmaid's Tale. Ominous, but we're sure the two have nothing to do with each other… probably…

Valiant to Expand Retailer Visit Program

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