First Look: Rai #3 by Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain

First Look: 4001 A.D. Endures in
Kindt & Crain’s RAI #3!

Rai #3

Here’s your first look at Rai #3 by writer Matt Kindt and artist Clayton Crain, courtesy of Valiant Comics – on sale July 9th, 2014.


Press Release

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of RAI #3 – the next epic issue of VALIANT FIRST‘s  all-new ongoing series from visionary creators Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT) and Clayton Crain (Carnage)!


In the year 4001, nothing is what it seems, not even yourself… On July 9th, step into a future transformed to discover the astonishing world of 41st century Japan and the mysterious spirit guardian only known as RAI!

A seemingly random murder – the first in a thousand years – is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai’s very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan…and himself.

In the wake of RAI #1‘s sold-out debut, one of the summer’s sleekest, most in-demand new series continues with an brand new installment on July 9th in RAI #3! Start reading here to find out why there is nothing else in comics like Matt Kindt & Clayton Crain‘s RAI!

And also coming in July: look for exciting new entry points all month long as the VALIANT FIRST initiative unleashes an all-new wave of can’t-miss comics that demand to be read FIRST – ARMOR HUNTERS #2 (of 4) by Robert Venditti and Doug Braithwaite; ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3) by Joe Harris and Trevor Hairsine; ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3) by Joshua Dysart and Robert Gill!



Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAR148327)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)



Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (APR141423)
Cover B by MICO SUAYAN (APR141424)
Mask Cover by RIAN HUGHES (APR141425)
Variant Cover by BART SEARS (APR141426)
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR141427)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 6/4/14 (FOC – 5/12/14)

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Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by RAUL ALLEN (MAY141655)
Cover B by CLAYTON CRAIN (MAY141656)
Variant Cover by CAFU (MAY141657)

$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 7/9/14 (FOC – 6/16/14)


– The Comic Book Critic

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