Valiant has announced its four part summer 2016 crossover event, 4001 A.D., which will kick off in May 2016.
4001 A.D. centers on Rai, exploring the character's origins, and the dark implications of his place in the far-flung future. Written by Matt Kindt with art by Clayton Crain, the event is designed as an entry point for new readers, and will guest star Valiant mainstays such as Eternal Warrior, XO Manowar, Bloodshot, and Geomancer.
"The year 4001 has always been a vital component of the Valiant Universe but, now, for the first time, we'll finally be pulling back to reveal the true scale of this world and the wildly diverse cast of heroes that inhabit it," said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons. "Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have pushed themselves to design a story that is positively brimming with crazy-mad energy, continent-sized ideas and unthinkable potential. From cosmic beings and sentient cities to post-apocalyptic warrior kings and cybernetic samurai, 4001 A.D. will see the Valiant heroes pushed beyond the threshold and into territory far beyond anything we have ever attempted before."
"Over the past two years, Matt and Clayton have defied all expectations with their epic and acclaimed work on RAI. Now, they're expanding that vision to include not just one hero, but dozens for a James Cameron-meets-Jack Kirby vision of Valiant's future and RAI's incredibly important place at its epicenter," said Valiant CEO & Chief Creative Officer Dinesh Shamdasani. "As always, everyone at Valiant – from our writers to our artists to our editorial team – is challenging themselves to ensure that 4001 A.D. lives up to Valiant's growing reputation for creating the highest-quality and most accessible event comics anywhere in the industry today."
4001 A.D. kicks off with Valiant's Free Comic Book Day offering in May 2016, which also includes previews of A&A: The Advenures of Archer and Armstrong #1 by Rafer Roberts and David LaFuente, as well as Divinity II #1 by Kindt and Trevor Hairsine.
4001 A.D. #1 follows later that month.
VALIANT: 4001 A.D. FCBD SPECIAL
Written by MATT KINDT, RAFER ROBERTS, and MORE!
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, TREVOR HAIRSINE, DAVID LAFUENTE, and MORE!
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
FREE | 32 pgs. | COMING IN MAY!
4001 A.D. #1 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | COMING IN MAY!