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Remembering Valiant Entertainment's Golden Ages
Valiant recruited prominent writers and artists from Shooter's time at Marvel, including Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton, and launched a shared universe of original superhero comics and Gold Key characters licensed from Western Publishing, launching with Magnus Robot Fighter, Solar Man Of The Atom, Harbinger, Rai and X-O Manowar. Valiant innovated concepts such as zero "origin"[...]
Simon Bisley Original Covers For Brooklyn Gladiator and Rai at Auction
As is the cover Simon Bisley painted for Valiant Entertainment's Rai #4, which brings Bisley's barbarian style to that of the samurai. Credit: ComicConnect Simon Bisley – BROOKLYN GLADIATOR #1 Cover Simon Bisley painting; cover; 2020; image size 8.5" x 13" Sexy cover by the legendary Bisley from the Heavy Metal published series Beautiful color and unmistakable[...]
Rai #9 Only New Solicited Title From Valiant For November
They did reschedule a few previously solicited and delayed titles for October such as Rai #8 but it remains a small line-up Well in November, Valiant has just the one new title being solicited, Rai #9 from Dan Abnett and Juan Jose Ryp, as well as a solicitation for the third volume of Bloodshot No[...]
Valiant Announces Their Summer 2020 Schedules
Including all the remaining issues of Doctor Tomorrow. Valiant Schedules Doctor Tomorrow, Rai, Bloodshot, Quantum & Woody DOCTOR TOMORROW #3 (of 5) Written by AJELANDRO ARBONA Art by JIM TOWE Colors by DIEGO RODRIGUEZ Letters by CLAYTON COWLES Cover by KENNETH ROCAFORT The entire world vs a madman… the world is going to need more heroes! It's the can't-miss clash of 2020 as Hadrian[...]
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First announced during the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, Valiant Entertainment is launching a new Rai series in November, from the creative team of Dan Abnett and Juan José Ryp And in a press release today, Valiant revealed more details as well as interior artwork from the first five issues of the comic. New[...]
Valiant Announces New Rai Series for November, Previews Art and More at SDCC
At the Diamond Retailer Lunch at San Diego Comic-Con, Valiant Entertainment announced a new Rai series coming in November 2019 Emily Hecht and Robert Myers took the stage for Valiant to make their pitch to comic book retailers. They kicked things off with a look at the upcoming Bloodshot relaunch, hititng stores ahead of next year's[...]
Breaking: Leaked Documents Reveal Shocking History Of Valiant Universe
In this case, rather than leaked memos revealing details of meetings about federal investigations, these particular leaked documents are actually an official preview of an upcoming Valiant comic book, Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1. If we're being perfectly honest, the documents aren't, strictly speaking, in a technical sense, "leaked," per se It's possible[...]
Valiant Debuts Live-Action X-O Manowar And More on Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variants
The Valiant Universe-themed photo variant covers for three upcoming releases will offer our first look at Valiant Entertainment's live-action versions of X-O Manowar, Archer, and Livewire from the upcoming online series. Here are the issues to keep an eye out for: Rapture #2 (June 2017): X-O Manowar (Derek Theler – Baby Daddy), Ninjak (Michael Rowe – Arrow), and Bloodshot (Jason David[...]
Not Just A Female Rai – More Valiant Characters Debut In Rai #14
Rai #14 from Valiant, part of their 4001AD Crossover, debuts the new female Rai, cover featured. But she's not alone in that There are a number of other Rais who appear to get a debut appearance as well. Here's the full preview Rai #14 from Valiant, part of their 4001AD Crossover, debuts the[...]
The Origin Of Rai And Russia's Rapid Return To Power
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[...]
Valiant Releases Rai Emoji's For Your Phone
Valiant announced today that with their partners Swyft Media, you can now get a set of Rai emoji's for iOS and Android phones This is the third emoji keyboard that the company has released with previous ones focusing on the Valiant universe in general and then one specifically for Archer & Armstrong. This ties into the[...]
The Story Of The First Rai, How A Sci-Fi Story Should Begin
I'm a fan of Valiant Comics, but I'll admit the one series I've never gotten into is Rai I'm not sure exactly why I just never quite got it With the new 4001 A.D event going on, I got a chance to read the return of Rai today and I was pleasantly surprised. Rai #13 gives you[...]
41st Century Shake Up In Rai #14
Valiant has sent us an inside look at  RAI #14 – the next installment of "The Summer of 4001 A.D." from writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and artist CAFU (Unity). On June 22nd, the mantle of Rai passes on to New Japan's latest champion! But in the formative years of Father's dark utopia, will New Japan's newly inaugurated[...]
Valiant's 12-Piece 4001 A.D. Interlocking Mega-Cover Is Huge
miniseries, issues #13-16 of Rai and on each of the 4001 A.D one-shots featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman and a yet-to-be revealed fourth character. It starts May 4th with 4001 A.D #1 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain. Valiant has sent over a first look at the 12 united components that make up their 4001 A.D[...]
An Advanced Preview Of 4001 A.D. #2 From Valiant
centered around their character of Rai and the remnants of their universe of characters that exist two millenniums in the future Here we get an advanced preview of 4001 A.D #2, written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Clayton Crain. Rai's insurrection against his creator — the autocratic A.I simply called Father — heats up as[...]
A Look Inside The Return Of Rai
The Rai series got to issue twelve and then went on hiatus But now with the upcoming 4001 A.D event, issue #13 is on it's way and we have a preview. On May 18th, writer Matt Kindt (4001 A.D., DIVINITY II), joins forces with rising star CAFU (UNITY) to reveal the never-before-told story of New Japan's[...]
Valiant May 2016 Solicitations Take Us To 4001 A.D.
#1 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain brings us more of Rai and a big crossover event in the tradition of Book of Death, Armor Hunters and Harbinger Wars It goes along with Rai #13 by Kindt and Cafu and 4001 A.D X-O Manowar #1 by Robert Venditti and Clayton Henry. 4001 A.D #1 (of 4) Written[...]
Valiant's Rai Summer Event Of 2016 Expands Into 4001 One Shots…
#1, by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain 4001 A.D is about Rai assembling the future heroes of the Valiant Universe to take down Father, the malevolent AI that created him and that continues to rule the 41st century city-state of New Japan Then out of the core event series, Rai series returns in May with a new[...]
Rai Recruits The Heroes Of The 41st Century In 4001 A.D. First Look
#1, the first of a new four-part series from Valiant by writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain The series follows Rai, the now fallen guardian of New Japan, as he tries to rally the heroes of the 41st century.   One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of[...]
Death-Defying Doctor Mirage And More In Valiant Previews
The holidays are just around the corner and hitting the comic shop on Wednesday is a new batch of books from Valiant that includes the new Death-Defying Doctor Mirage series, an issue of Bloodshot Reborn and the end of The Orphan saga in Rai. THE DEATH-DEFYING DOCTOR MIRAGE: SECOND LIVES #1 (of 4) Written by JEN VAN[...]
The Fall Of X-O Manowar And More Valiant Previews
Will Aric of Dacia finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse? Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor revealed in this can't-miss chapter of the summer's biggest event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and artist Clayton Henry (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG)! [...]
4001 – Valiant's Next Big Thing For 2016
In previous years, we've reported on Valiant Entertainment's trademark registrations from titles like Divinity, Armor Hunters, and Book Of Death – often foreshadowing big announcements by weeks or sometimes even months. Well, in the wake of the announcement that the publisher's Book Of Death event is the biggest independent event of the decade, might the US[...]
Bloodshot Reborn, Rai and Ivar, Timewalker In Shops This Week From Valiant
But will the drugs, booze, and insane visions rattling around his head put an end to his journey before it begins? Start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire (Descender) and modern master Butch Guice (Captain America: The Winter Soldier) begin the second staggering story arc of the chart-topping new series that Entertainment[...]
Book Of Death #2, Rai #9 And More In Valiant Previews
We also have a new story arc starting in Rai #9 and one ending in Ivar, Timewalker #8. BOOK OF DEATH #2 (of 4) Written by Robert Venditti Art by Robert Gill and Doug Braithwaite Covers by Cary Nord, Clayton Crain, Kano, Pere Perez and Paolo Rivera A new dark age of the Valiant Universe draws nearer as[...]
Book Of Death Concludes In The Valiant Solicitations For October 2015
Here we see the wrapping up of the Book Of Death event and a new story arc kicking off in Imperium #9. Book of Death #4 (of 4) Written by Robert Venditti Art by Robert Gill & Doug Braithwaite Covers by Cary Nord, Mico Suayan, Marguerite Sauvage, Pere Perez & Paolo Rivera An evil Geomancer has torn the[...]
Kindt And Crain Bring The Orphan Story Arc To Rai #9 This August
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[...]