PopCultHQ’s First Look – 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) from Valiant Comics

In just a few months time…”THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” throttles forward as the most ambitious Valiant event of all time pits father against son for the fate of Earth!

The Summer of 4001 A.D. will be an event spanning the Valiant Universe with a 4-part miniseries and a number of tie-ins. PopCultHQ has already looked at 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4), as well as all the info you need prior to this epic crossover. With creators (W) Matt Kindt and (A)Clayton Crain at the helm, this is certainly going to be the event of the summer and will impact the Valiant Universe from here forward.

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First Look: 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) – Valiant’s Summer Event Reaches for the Stars in June!
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Valiant is proud to present your first look inside 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) — the second star-shattering chapter of the summer’s epic Valiant event by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY II, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (RAI, Carnage)! On June 1st, Rai’s insurrection against his creator — the autocratic A.I. simply called Father — heats up as war comes to the space-faring nation of New Japan! With a newly recruited team of allies at his side – including the Eternal Warrior and a colossal X-O Manowar battle suit – Rai is about the launch the most powerful forces of the 41st century into a titanic firefight that will rock every corner of the Valiant Universe!

4001 bRai is smashing headfirst into New Japan with his team of hardened rebels including the Eternal Warrior and a giant X-O Manowar mech-armor that’s been dormant for centuries! But when Father transforms New Japan into an impenetrable space dragon as a defense of last resort, what hopes will the united heroes of 4001 A.D. have of freeing the citizens of New Japan from Father’s brutal reign? Will Rai have to destroy New Japan…to save it?

On June 1st, the kingdoms of the future collide as comics superstars Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain push their breathtaking vision of the 41st century to dazzling new heights! The ultimate clash of fists and firepower continues here as Rai and Father turn the stars  into a battlefield, only 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4) — featuring covers by Clayton Crain (X-Force), Tula Lotay (Supreme: Blue Rose), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), Philip Tan (Green Lantern),  Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhuman), and Ryan Sook (Wednesday Comics)!

4001 cPlus: Don’t miss “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.“‘s first shot fired on May 4th in 4001 A.D. #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of the summer’s blockbuster event series from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Clayton Crain! Then, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” explodes outward with the return of Rai’s award-winning ongoing series in RAI #13 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT revealing the origin of New Japan and its very first guardian! Discover the secrets behind 4001 A.D. here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT) and acclaimed artist CAFU (UNITY) unearth the answers that have eluded mankind for nearly two millennia. How did New Japan come to orbit Earth? Who created Father? And what happened to the nine previous Rai that once swore allegiance to his empire?

Plus: “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” escalates even further as an all-star cast of superstar talents come aboard to reveal what the 41st century holds for Valiant’s most iconic heroes in a new series of four indispensable one-shots! Featuring X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, and the debut of an all-new, top-secret character with a crucial tie to the present and future of the Valiant Universe, “THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D.” erupts into full force here with four new chapters from Valiant’s most acclaimed creators:

4001 xo4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1

Written by Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH); Art by Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)

Coming in May


4001 bloodshot4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1

Written by Jeff Lemire (BLOODSHOT REBORN); Art by Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)

Coming in June


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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 of chapter of “THE SUMMER OF THE 4001 A.D.” is designed for maximum accessibility and can be read in concert with the core 4001 A.D. series or stand on its own for a centuries-spanning vision of the future.
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4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)
Written by MATT KINDT
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by RYAN LEE
Interlocking Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
Interlocking B&W Artist Variant by RYAN SOOK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JUNE 1 (FOC – 05/9/15)

Preview pages of 4001 A.D. #2 (of 4)…


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