Hot on the heels of former FBI director James Comey’s testimony before the United States Senate today, a new kind of leaks is stirring up media attention for publisher Valiant Entertainment. In this case, rather than leaked memos revealing details of meetings about federal investigations, these particular leaked documents are actually an official preview of an upcoming Valiant comic book, Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1.
If we’re being perfectly honest, the documents aren’t, strictly speaking, in a technical sense, “leaked,” per se. It’s possible — we’re not saying this is the case, but it’s possible — that they were actually sent to all members of the comics media including Bleeding Cool on purpose in a marketing email blast. And as far as Bleeding Cool has been able to ascertain, neither writer Rafer Roberts nor artist Francis Portela have had any undisclosed contact with Russian diplomat Sergey Kislyak.
Check out the solicit and the preview pages below. Rai: The History of the Valiant Universe #1 is in stores next week.
RAI: THE HISTORY OF THE VALIANT UNIVERSE #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by CLAYTON CRAIN (APR172125)
Cover B by CLAYTON HENRY (APR172126)
Variant Cover by ROBERT GILL (APR172128)
Variant Cover by JEFFREY VEREGGE (APR172129)
Ninjak Vs. The Valiant Universe Variant Also Available (APR172127)
It is the year 4002 A.D…
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!
In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADE) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH) unleash a celebration of Rai’s 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | ONE-SHOT | On Sale JUNE 14th (FOC – 5/22/17)