When 4001 A.D. kicks off in May, fans will have a chance to assemble 12 covers into a massive interlocking image.
Beginning with 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artists Clayton Crain (RAI, Sensational Spider-Man) and David Mack (Fight Club 2) on May 4th, each chapter of Valiant’s epic summer event will come complete with a limited edition variant that forms a component piece of the giant-sized, four-foot tall by two-and-half foot wide 4001 A.D. MEGA-COVER. Connecting across all 12 issues of “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” from May through August 2016, the titanic 4001 A.D. MEGA-COVER features Rai, X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, the Eternal Warrior, Geomancer, and more of Valiant’s legendary heroes locked in battle against Father, the tyrannical ruler of New Japan!
As far as the series itself, in the year 4001 A.D. Rai is about to discover the dark truth about the origin of his kind…
One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace, prosperity…and Father’s control.
A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of 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 truth behind the origin of his kind…and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father’s existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die…and as Rai challenges his former master for the 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. in search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.
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