Writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain continue their run with the guardian of New Japan with a new story arc beginning in August. Part one of The Orphan will take place in Rai #9.
Broken, beaten, and cast down to Earth, Rai and his allies now find themselves hunted, persecuted, and imprisoned for their failed rebellion against Father. Stranded thousands of miles from his former home, Rai is now more determined than ever to save his friends and bring down New Japan's malevolent ruler once and for all…but how can he do that from Earth? And just what secrets will New Japan's rising son discover as he journeys across the face of a planet scarred by his his nation's ascent to the stars?
The issue features covers by Clayton Crain (X-Force), Ryan Sook (Futures End), Riley Rossmo (Constantine: The Hellblazer), Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans), and Clayton Henry (Ivar, Timewalker).