A Look Inside The Return Of Rai

One of Valiant's more popular characters has been missing in action the last few months. The Rai series got to issue twelve and then went on hiatus. But now with the upcoming 4001 A.D. event, issue #13 is on it's way and we have a preview.

On May 18th, writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., DIVINITY II), joins forces with rising star CAFU (UNITY) to reveal the never-before-told story of New Japan's tyrannical rise to power…and, with it, the genesis of one of the Valiant Universe's most iconic heroes.

As 4001 A.D. teeters on the brink, discover the intertwined origins of New Japan's very first Rai and his creator, Father – the despotic artificial intelligence that would one day threaten us all. And as the truth behind these long-lost beginnings resurfaces, so too will the questions that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Rai #13 features covers by David Mack (Daredevil), CAFU (Imperium), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), and Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans).

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About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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