After various teases for months now, Valiant Entertainment have pulled back the curtain on their 2016 summer event: The Summer of 4001 A.D. The event begins May 4 with 4001 A.D. #1, the core four-issue miniseries of the event featuring Rai and various 41st century era Valiant heroes. The event will then expand with crossovers into ongoing series such as Rai, as well as four new one-shot titles.
"From Harbinger Wars to Armor Hunters and, most recently, Book of Death, Valiant has quickly earned a reputation for producing some of the best and most accessible event comics anywhere in the industry. Now, with 4001 A.D., our writers, artists, and editors has made it their mission to not only match our previous successes in event-level storytelling, but surpass them entirely," said Warren Simons, Valiant's Editor-In-Chief. "Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have done a wondrous job of making 4001 A.D. a complete world unto itself – one that is packed with lost heroes, 100-foot-tall suits of sentient alien armor, and city-sized robots floating on the edge of space."
The publisher calls The Summer of 4001 A.D. the "biggest and most visionary Valient event to date," teasing the introducing of an "all-new, top-secret character" introduced at the same level as X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, and Shadowman. Those four will lead the four individual one-shots, with the unnamed mystery character getting the final one-shot in August.
The one-shots and their creative teams are:
4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May
4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June
4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July
4001 A.D.: [CLASSIFIED] #1
Written by [CLASSIFIED]; Art by [CLASSIFIED]
Coming in August