We have a first look at the third issue of 4001 A.D. from Valiant. Part of their summer event that also includes four issues of Rai and four one-shots featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman and the new War Mother.
This issue, written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Clayton Crain, focuses on the the forsake guardian of New Japan confronting his creator, the all-powerful artificial intelligence known as Father.
The war against Father is about to turn in favor of the 41st century's revolutionary heroes as Rai finds his long-lost friends aboard the war-torn monstrosity that has become New Japan. But, reunited at last, can Rai and his band of allies – the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, Lemur, Lula Lee, and more – stand against Father's increasingly ruthless defenses? And can they rescue what remains of their space-faring homeland before it crashes down to Earth and destroys everything…and everyone?
The 4001 A.D. event is unique in that it focuses on the future of the Valiant universe and gives us a glimpse at where some of their characters will end up almost two thousand years in the future, which is pretty big… except the entire event is only 12 issues. A wallet friendly summer event with a very good story.
4001 A.D. #3 (of 4)
Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Covers by Clayton Crain, Tula Lotay, Ryan Bodenheim, Philip Tan, Ryan Lee, and Ryan Sook