First Look: RAI #4 | Plus: RAI #1 Enters Third Sell-Out, Returns with Fourth Printing!

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Valiant is proud to announce that all printings of RAI #1 – the red-hot launch book of the VALIANT FIRST initiative by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANTMind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage) – and RAI #3 have again sold out at the distributor level, and will soon return to store shelves with new printings and covers featuring the stunning interior artwork of Clayton Crain.

Look for the RAI #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT and RAI #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT to arrive in stores on August 27th, the same day as RAI #4 – a brand new installment of the astonishing new ongoing series that Comic Book Resources calls “an immersive experience…unlike anything in comics today.”

“The critical praise and retail demand for RAI is only continuing to mount, and the first issue has now matched X-O MANOWAR #1 in terms of sell-outs and reprintings,” said Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “That’s a major milestone, and Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain have delivered a story truly worthy of it on every level. With RAI’s second story arc set to begin in December, the future couldn’t be brighter for RAI.”

RAI_003_COVER_SECOND-PRINTINGIn 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai is to about unravel the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years…and discover 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.

Do not miss the next shocking chapter of this comics masterwork in the making on August 27th as all-star creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain deliver RAI #4 into comics shops everywhere – right alongside the RAI #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT and RAI #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT!

Then, be here on December 10th as Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain return for an all-new story beginning in RAI #5!

It’s not too late to discover why RAI’s visionary adventure through the world of 41st century Japan is leaving fans and critics awe-struck:

“✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters
“✮✮✮✮✮… A great new series… [Rai] has my attention.” – Max Level Geek
“✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN
✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources
“✮✮✮✮… This is a book you really need to check out.” – Comic Vine
“✮✮✮✮… You do not want to miss out on Rai.” – Comic Bastards

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RAI #1 FOURTH PRINTING VARIANT 
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN148274)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/27/14 (FOC – 8/11/14)

RAI #3 SECOND PRINTING VARIANT
Written by MATT KINDT
Art & Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN148315)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/27/14 (FOC – 8/11/14)

RAI #4 (VALIANT FIRST)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (JUN141509)
#ValiantCraft Cover by DONOVAN SANTIAGO (JUN141510)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 8/27/14 (FOC – 8/04/14)

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