On The Shelf: @ValiantComics Preview of RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 By @plasticfarm AKA Rafer Roberts

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RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – an astonishing standalone tale revealing the saga behind Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains from prehistory to the 41st century! On June 14th, traverse the long and storied history behind the rise of Earth’s most formidable heroes with multiple Harvey Award nominee Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) as they present a stunning overview of Valiant’s centuries-spanning universe. Inspired by the original, legendary RAI #0, this self-contained one-shot special is the ultimate introduction to the historic moments that will forever define the Valiant Universe…past, present, and future!

Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilization’s darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!

On June 14th, all-star creators Rafer Roberts and Francis Portela salute 25 years of New Japan’s homegrown guardian and introduce a jam-packed jumping-on point for the largest independent superhero universe in comics with RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – featuring covers by Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.), Clayton Henry (Harbinger Wars), Robert Gill (Book of Death), and Jeffrey Veregge (Red Wolf)!


RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – Cover A by Clayton Crain


RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 – Cover B by Clayton Henry

RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1 Written by RAFER ROBERTS with Art by FRANCIS PORTELA and Covers by CLAYTON CRAIN, CLAYTON HENRY, ROBERT GILL & EFFREY VEREGGE will be ON THE SHELF for $3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | COMING IN THIS JUNE!
Will you be picking up a copy? Let us know in the comment section below.
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