Media release — Valiant is proud to present your very first look at all 12 united elements of the publisher’s large 4001 A.D. interlocking MEGA-COVER – a sprawling, unique interconnecting cover spanning across all 12 chapters of Valiant’s blockbuster summertime event during “THE summertime OF 4001 A.D.”!
Beginning with 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) by new York Times very popular writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) as well as superstar artists Clayton Crain (RAI, Sensational Spider-Man) as well as David Mack (Fight Club 2) on may 4th, each chapter of Valiant’s legendary summertime event will come total with a restricted edition variant that develops a element piece of the giant-sized, four-foot tall by two-and-half foot wide 4001 A.D. MEGA-COVER. linking across all 12 problems of “THE summertime OF 4001 A.D.” from may with August 2016, the titanic 4001 A.D. MEGA-COVER features Rai, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, as well as more of Valiant’s legendary heroes locked in battle against Father, the tyrannical ruler of new Japan!
It all starts right here on may 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the very first problem of the all-new, standalone event series complying with Rai as well as the 41st century’s most formidable heroes into the fight against new Japan from new York Times very popular writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II) as well as superstar artists Clayton Crain (Carnage) as well as David Mack (Daredevil)!
Then, “THE summertime OF 4001 A.D.” explodes with the return of Rai’s award-winning continuous series in RAI #13 – the very first problem of an all-new JUMPING-ON point exposing the origin of new Japan as well as its extremely very first guardian! find the necessary history behind the dawn of 4001 A.D. right here as new York Times very popular writer Matt Kindt (NINJAK) as well as acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers behind Father’s tyrannical increase to power. exactly how did new Japan come to orbit Earth? who produced Father? as well as just what is Rai’s true nature…and what occurred to his nine earlier predecessors that when patrolled new Japan in his stead? find the shocking answers as RAI #13 returns to set the events of 4001 A.D. in movement – as well as exposes the legendary arc of the Valiant Universe’s future history!
Plus: “THE summertime OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as a staggering cast of superstar talents come aboard to expose what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four vital one-shots! featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, as well as the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a vital tie to the present as well as future of the Valiant Universe, “THE summertime OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force right here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators, ripped directly from the pages of 4001 A.D.:
4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)
Coming in May
4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1
Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)
Coming in June
4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1
Written by Jody Houser (FAITH) & Rafer Roberts (A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG); Art by Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)
Coming in July
4001 A.D.: [CLASSIFIED] #1
Written by [CLASSIFIED]; Art by [CLASSIFIED]
Coming in August
Each chapter of “THE summertime OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility as well as can be checked out in show with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.
One hundred years from today, father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To protect its borders, father will take drastic action by introducing Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated as well as resource-deprived world below. Over the centuries, as new Japan orbits our progressively unsteady world, it will ended up being a design society – one developed on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.
A thousand years from today, father will produce the very first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically improved heroes engineered to protect new Japan as well as sworn to protect it from all enemies. For numerous years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce new Japan’s justice well…and serve father without question.
Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark reality behind the origin of his kind…and find the sinister trick at the heart of Father’s existence. For new Japan to live, earth must die…and as Rai difficulties his former master for the very first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of new Japan will be cast out of his own Father’s kingdom…
Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. innull