While some companies regretfully put out the news that their comic books are being delayed by as much as two months, Valiant Comics went the opposite direction this week, bumping Rai #1, the official launch of their new "future" continuity from a May release to April 30, 2014, the final Wednesday of that month. If it was already on your pull list, it's like your own little time travel into the future.
To celebrate the announcement and the new release which rumor has it will lead into some major stories and events in the entire Valiant Universe, today they put out this trailer for the series. Full solicitation for the Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain collaboration follows the video.
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN, BRYAN HITCH, STEPHEN SEGOVIA, and RAUL ALLEN
Variant Cover by KHARI EVANS
Variant Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA & RAUL ALLEN
VALIANT FIRST begins in force this May with an all-new vision of the future in RAI #1 – a new monthly series from comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!
The year is 4001 A.D. – led by the artificial intelligence called “Father,” the island nation of Japan has expanded out of the Pacific and into geosynchronous orbit with the ravaged Earth below. With billions to feed and protect, it has fallen to one solitary guardian to enforce the law of Father’s empire – the mysterious folk hero known as Rai. They say he can appear out of nowhere. They say he is a spirit…the ghost of Japan. But when the first murder in a thousand years threatens to topple Father’s benevolent reign, Rai will be forced to confront the true face of a nation transformed…and his own long-lost humanity…
ON SALE APRIL 30th!