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Comic Preview: RAI #1 Promises Deadly Sci-Fi Beauty

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Well hell, Valiant, if you didn’t already have me voraciously reading my X-O MANOWAR, SHADOWMAN, and UNITY every month, I’d be jumping into your pool of awesomeness headfirst for the upcoming RAI series, written by Matt Kindt (MIND MGMT) and fully painted by Clayton Crain (CARNAGE).

Here’s the setting and plot summary, provided by Valiant:

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…

Science fiction dystopias are my kind of fun. And remember, who needs a movie when you can read a comic book with virtually no limit to its budget save the artist’s imagination?

Check out these gorgeous new pages from RAI #1, hitting comic shops on April 30th.

And in true teaser-style, have a video trailer, too!


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