We're used to comic books like Sandman Overture, Forever Evil and All-New Ghost Rider slipping back as schedules crunch. But comics slipping forward? Not too common.
That's what's happening with Rai #1, now. Shipping one week early, so as to be out for Free Comic Book Day. And give those folks who have picked up the Valiant FCBD title a chance to… spend some money, as well as the Rai #1 Plus Edition with 16 pages more stuff for an extra dollar.
This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain's one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI! 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…
I'm not sure April 30th counts as summer though does it? And it gives you a chance to start expressing your Rai-based outrage a week early.