Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
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…
RAI #1 PLUS EDITION
Written by MATT KINDT with SEAN RYAN
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN, RAUL ALLEN, RIAN HUGHES, and VICENTE CIFUENTES
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox subscription customers, celebrate the launch of VALIANT FIRST with a special expanded edition of RAI #1, featuring 16 extra pages of in-story bonus features and dedicated looks inside the world of 4001 A.D. that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!
SHADOWMAN: END TIMES #1 (of 3)
Written by PETER MILLIGAN
Art by VALENTINE DE LANDRO
Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by JEFF DEKAL
Variant Cover by DAVID MACK
The end times are now! Master storyteller Peter Milligan is pushing Shadowman to the edge – but can Jack Boniface survive the plunge?
Jack thought he’d finally fixed his life — and the source of his dark power. But when a figure from the past emerges with a troubling revelation about his destiny, the new Shadowman will plummet into an abyss far darker than any demon. Make no mistake — doom is coming for Shadowman…and it all begins right here in the first of three oversized issues!