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Matt Kindt and CAFU Launch RAI #13 into 4001 A.D.

Valiant‘s acclaimed series returns this May to join the summer’s blockbuster crossover event with AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the untold origin of New Japan and its original protector – the very first Rai!

Valiant has released an advance preview of RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an all-new story arc rocketing out of the pages of the year’s most anticipated comic event…4001 A.D.! On May 18th, writer Matt Kindt, joins forces with rising star CAFU to reveal the never-before-told story of New Japan’s tyrannical rise to power…and, with it, the genesis of one of the Valiant Universe’s most iconic heroes! Launching directly out of the pages of 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – on sale May 4thTHE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D. continues here with an all-new, standalone chapter uncovering, at long last, the 41st century’s most closely guarded secret!

As 4001 A.D. teeters on the brink, discover the intertwined origins of New Japan’s very first Rai and his creator, Father – the despotic artificial intelligence that would one day threaten us all. And as the truth behind these long-lost beginnings resurfaces, so too will the questions that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Featuring covers by David Mack, CAFU, Clayton Henry, and Ryan Lee!

Each chapter of “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a new vision of the future of the Valiant Universe.

RAI #13 (NEW ARC! “4001 A.D.”)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CAFU
Cover A by DAVID MACK (MAR161800)
Cover B by CAFU (MAR161801)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (MAR161802)
Character Design Variant by CAFU (MAR161803)
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE (MAR161804)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MAY 18 (FOC – 4/25/16)