RAI #1-16 (Matt Kindt / Clayton Crain)

À travers sa nouvelle initiative éditoriale Valiant First, le jeune éditeur annonce le lancement d’un nouveau titre par mois pendant toute l’année 2014. À débuter en mai avec la nouvelle série Rai par Matt Kindt (Unity) et Clayton Crain.
La série remettra au gout du jour le premier héros original de Valiant; Rai, unique robot-policier protégeant l’intégralité de l’ile du Japon. L’histoire se déroulera au 41ème siècle, époque particulière qui a été récemment réintroduite par Greg pak dans la série Eternal Warrior.

Rai sera suivi dès juin par le lancement de l’évènement Armor Wars. Suivront en juillet les deux premiers numéros “tie-ins” Armor Wars: Bloodshot et Armor Wars: Harbinger. Ensuite, en aout, débutera le crossover The Delinquants. Puis, en septembre, sera lancée la nouvelle série The Death-Defying Dr. Mirage.

[quote]RAI #1 (May)
Written by Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT); Art by Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage)
A VALIANT FIRST ongoing series! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain are about to prove that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!
In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by an army of just one – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure… [/quote]

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[size=150]INTERVIEW DE DINESH SHAMDASANI ET WARREN SIMONS[/size]

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Le site de l’éditeur: valiantuniverse.com

[quote=“Jack!”]la nouvelle série Rai par Matt Kindt (Unity) et Clayton Henry.
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Clayton Crain. Pas Clayton Henry.
(j’ai changé dans le titre)

Jim

Un chouette travail sur les couleurs de mon point de vue.

Ci-dessous, les couvertures variantes de Rai #1 par Bryan Hitch, Stephen Segovia et Raul Allen:

[quote=“Matt Kindt”]I don’t know how much to spoil, but the series is going to work in a way where you see this world through his eyes. There’s going to be another character, this teenage girl, and you’re also going to be seeing this future world through her eyes as well. We’ll shift point-of-view from him to her as the series progresses and then bringing in another character.

I think he’s the protector of Japan. He’s working for this mysterious father figure he calls “Father,” which may or may not be anything. Especially in the first few issues, you’re going to wonder exactly what this Rai is. Is he human? Is he something different? He’s got some similarities with Bloodshot – which memories are real, that kind of thing. There’ll be some reveals there, too. It’s a part of a story that’s slowly going to unfold. He definitely has questions about who he is, where he came from. He starts out as this protector of Japan and as the series goes on, he’s going to have doubts about Father and Japan and what he’s really doing. He’ll be learning along with us.[/quote]

[size=150]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE MATT KINDT[/size]

Beau programme en vue :wink:

[quote]RAI #1 (May)
Written by Matt Kindt (Unity, Mind MGMT); Art by Clayton Crain (X-Force, Carnage)
A VALIANT FIRST ongoing series! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain are about to prove that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!
In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by an army of just one – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure… [/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Voici la couverture variante de Rai #2 réalisée par Paolo Rivera:

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[quote]RAI #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Covers by RAUL ALLEN and MICO SUAYAN
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This May, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!
In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by a one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE IN JUNE![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Ci-dessous, trois couvertures variantes de Rai #2 réalisées par Raul Allen, Mico Suayan et Rian Hughes:

Source: www.bleedingcool.com

La bande-annonce de Rai:

[size=150]INTERVIEW DE ROBERT VENDITTI & MATT KINDT[/size]

[quote]Rai #2
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Clayton Crain
Cover by Raul Allen, Mico Suayan, Rian Hughes, Bart Sears , Paolo Rivera
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, June 4th, 2014
Discover the astonishing world of the 41st century! This summer, Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s one-of-a-kind adventure proves that there is nothing else in comics like RAI!
In the far future of 4001 A.D., Japan is a single endless city-state, governed by a benevolent artificial intelligence and policed by one lone enforcer – the mysterious Rai, spirit guardian of the rising sun. But, soon, a single bullet will shatter the peace it has taken 2,000 years to secure…[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]RAI #3
STORY BY Matt Kindt
ART BY Clayton Crain
LETTERS BY Dave Lanphear
COVER BY Raul Allen, Clayton Crain, Cafu
PUBLISHERValiant Entertainment
COVER PRICE:$3.99
RELEASE DATE Wed, July 9th, 2014
Nothing is what it seems…not even yourself…
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.[/quote]

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Source: www.comicbookresources.com

Ci-dessous, quatre pages de Rai #4:

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[quote]RAI #4
Written by: Matt Kindt.
Art by: Clayton Crain.
Covers by: Clayton Crain, Donovan Santiago.
Description: In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years…and discovers his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows – about his existence, about his country, and about the benevolent Father he serves – is about to be thrown out of orbit.
Pages: 32.
Price: $3.99.
In stores: August 27. [/quote]

Source: www.comicscontinuum.com

Voici quelques pages de** Rai #5**:

Source: www.newsarama.com

[quote]RAI #5
STORY BY Matt Kindt
ART BY Clayton Crain
COVER BY Clayton Crain, David Mack, Riley Rossmo
PUBLISHER Valiant Entertainment
COVER PRICE: $3.99
RELEASE DATE Wed, December 3rd, 2014
The critically acclaimed, fan-favorite series is BACK! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain return for the second staggering volume of RAI! In the aftermath of the devastating battle for 41st century Japan, Rai must pick up the pieces as he grapples with the startling truth about Father and his purpose. Will Rai remain a champion of the people or will he succumb to the same fate as the men who carried the mantle before him? And why is everyone looking at him so strangely? Go back to the future as Kindt and Crain crack open a brand new chapter for Valiant’s smash-hit ongoing series![/quote]

Source: www.comicbookresources.com

[quote]RAI 6

STORY BY
Matt Kindt
ART BY
Clayton Crain
COVER BY
Clayton Crain, Cary Nord, Miguel Sepulveda
PUBLISHER
Valiant Entertainment
COVER PRICE:
$3.99
RELEASE DATE
Tue, January 14th, 2014

As 41st century Japan spirals into chaos, will Rai protect his nation…or help tear it down? As Rai grapples with a life beyond the control of Father, new feelings distract him from uprisings, secret armies, and a bomb that could all doom the mission to free New Japan before it even begins! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s astonishing saga of the year 4001 rockets toward a terrible reckoning as ‘Battle for New Japan’ continues![/quote]

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Source : comicbookresources.com

[quote]Rai #6
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Clayton Crain
Letters by Dave Lanphear
Cover by Clayton Crain, Cary Nord, Matthew Wilson, Miguel Sepulveda , David Baron , David Mack , Jeff Lemire
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, January 14th, 2015
As 41st century Japan spirals into chaos, will Rai protect his nation…or help tear it down?
As Rai grapples with a life beyond the control of Father, new feelings distract him from uprisings, secret armies, and a bomb that could all doom the mission to free New Japan before it even begins! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain’s astonishing saga of the year 4001 rockets toward a terrible reckoning as “Battle for New Japan” continues![/quote]

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Ci-dessous, deux pages de Rai #7:

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[quote]Rai #8
Story by Matt Kindt
Art by Clayton Crain
Letters by Dave Lanphear
Cover by Clayton Crain, David Mack, Bart Sears
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Apr 8th, 2015
“The Battle for New Japan” erupts into all-out war!
Rai has raised an army of former enemies and reluctant allies all in the name of one thing – freedom! It’s the final fight between Father and his prodigal son, except there is no coming back from this as the outcome could spell the end of not just New Japan, but all of Earth![/quote]

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