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VALIANT FIRST begins in force this May with an all-new vision of the future in RAI #1 – a new monthly series from comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain!

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…

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverClayton Crain1
VarVariant CoverBryan Hitch5
VarVariant CoverStephen Segovia6
VarVariant CoverRaul Allen7
VarVariant CoverKhari Evans8
VarBorderlands & SCCC Variant CoverPere PerezMissing
VarNYCC Gold Variant CoverClayton CrainMissing
RI1:20 Retailer Incentive CoverTrevor Hairsine9
RI1:75 Retailer Incentive CoverDavid Aja & Raul Allen10
RECards Comics and Collectibles Retailer Exclusive CoverJ.G. JonesMissing
REGraham Crackers Retailer Exclusive CoverKalman AndrasofszkyMissing
REHastings Retailer Exclusive CoverSina GraceMissing
REMidtown Comics Retailer Exclusive CoverRiley RossmoMissing
REMile High Comics Retailer Exclusive CoverJeff DekalMissing
VarBlank Variant CoverNone4
2ndSecond Printing CoverClayton CrainMissing
3rdThird Printing CoverClayton Crain3
4thFourth Printing CoverClayton Crain2

Note: Another printing, the Rai #1 Plus Edition with 15+ pages of exclusive stories and artwork, was available per pre-order.

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Now this is a book that I'm was looking forward to this year out of Valiant, well other then Dr.Mirage but that review is for a different time.Rai cutting a gun in half.When I pick up this Issue number one of Rai I didn't what to expect to be honest I know very little about Rai but that didn't stop me from enjoy this issue.The story itself was pretty good for a first issue but there were a few things that were in mind were left out that could of been explain that weren't but I hope that it will ...

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