Sauvage cover
Valiant has announced a retail incentive companion series tied to its Book of Death summer event (see “Valiant Kills Several Major Characters”).  The four-issue, limited edition series will only be available to retailers who qualify based on their orders for the Book of Death miniseries.

Book of Death: Legends of the Geomancer will be written by Fred Van Lente (Ivar, Time Walker, Archer & Armstrong), with art by Juan Jose Ryp (Clone, Ghosted).  First issue cover art will be provided by Marguerite Sauvage. The series will expand the history of the Geomancers and chronicle the life of the first Geomancer, Anni.  The series of stories will not be collected in trade paperback. 

Ryp promo art
“This is a little known story, the history of which is only known to a select few of the most important players in the Valiant Universe, and its telling will mirror its method of distribution,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “This will be a rare series that we hope fans will seek, much as they did decades ago for tales like the original Harbringer #0.”

The initial order date for the incentive series will be May 28.  The first issue of Legends of the Geomancer will coincide with the first Book of Death issue release, July 15.