Advanced Preview Of Valiant's Rai #5

Rai has been a sales juggernaut for Valiant with multiple sell-outs. The book is doing very well in the capable hands of Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain. But if you haven't gotten in on it already, we're told that issue #5 is the start of a new story arc, Battle for New Japan.

In the aftermath of the devastating insurrection against Father's empire, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Japan and his true purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people…or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain unleash a brand new chapter for Valiant's smash-hit ongoing series on December 3rd!

Rai #5 will feature covers by Clayton Crain, David Mack (Kabuki, Daredevil), Riley Rossmo (Bedlam, Drumhellar), and Glenn Fabry (Preacher), RAI #5 also features a cover revealing the true voice of Japan's spirit guardian where you can use any QR code smart phone application to activate Rai's fully animated talking action. There will also be a Rai #5 Plus Edition with 15 extra pages of story and artwork that will not be part of the trade. This issue goes on sale December 3rd.



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.