We have two previews for Valiant books shipping on Wednesday. In Rai #14 by Matt Kindt and Cafu, the crossover with the 4001 AD event continues and we get to see the true origin of New Japan and the birth of it's line of guardians called Rai. Also, in Divinity II #3 by Kindt and Trevor Hairsine, the world has had a titanic shift in power as Russia rapidly returns to power after Myshka returns from space. Abram Adams is no longer the most powerful person on the planet.
DIVINITY II #3 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC, TOM MULLER, ANDREW PEPOY, CARMEN CARNERO and ADAM GORHAM
The world runs red! Abram Adams' former teammate – the long-lost cosmonaut Myshka – has returned from deep space…and, seemingly overnight, the former Soviet Union has taken charge as the globe's dominant economic and military force. As the Western world grapples with the ensuing chaos and confusion of Russia's rapid return to power, Divinity and Ninjak attempt to marshal resistance against an empire enabled by the god-like will of one of its own true believers. But nothing escapes the sight of the super-powered gods that now walk among us…and our fate will be forever decided when Myshka targets Divinity for control of our world's destiny! The sold-out sci-fi saga that forever changed the course of the Valiant Universe turns the world upside-down all over again as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and explosive artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY) unleash an all-new chapter!
RAI #14 ("4001 A.D.")
Written by MATT KINDT Art by CAFU Covers by DAVID MACK, ANDRES GUINALDO and RYAN LEE
Rocketing out of the pages 4001 A.D…the origin of Rai revealed! For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father's space-born utopia of New Japan…and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the next Rai and their successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. – from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai's crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth! Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) bring the 41st century to life with another, all-new jumping-on point revealing the sinister history of Father's empire…before the dawn of 4001 A.D.!