Preview Valiant’s New Releases: ‘Rai’ #16 & ‘Valiant Universe Handbook: 2016 Edition #1’ (On Sale 8/24)

Spread the love

Coming this Wednesday, August 24th, Valiant has “Rai” #16 hitting shelves with its tie-in to the epic event of the summer ‘4001 A.D.’ And “Valiant Universe Handbook: 2016 Edition #1” gets you informed and up-to-speed on all the titles and characters in the Valiant Universe with a slew of artists contributing for this bad boy. Check out this preview of the covers available for both, the first 6 pages of Rai and 8 pages of the new Valiant Universe Handbook available on New Comic Book Day this week!

RAI #16

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by CAFU
Cover A by David Mack
Cover B by Andres Guinaldo
Character Design Variant by Clayton Crain
Interlocking Mega-Cover Variant by Ryan Lee

4001 A.D. TIE-IN!
Rai locked in fatal combat against…the true protector of New Japan?

As New Japan’s current protector, Aboto, slips beyond Father’s control, nothing can stop the unhinged warrior from destroying the orbiting nation from the inside out. To defeat this monster of his own making, Father must create his last and greatest Rai! But when Father’s fallen son and newest champion clash in the the streets of their sovereign nation, what dark information will Aboto bring into the light of day… and how will it fuel the flames of rebellion that await in the year 4001 A.D.?

The future as we know it takes its final horrifying shape here as 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and fan-favorite artist CAFU reveal the final puzzle piece behind Valiant’s summer blockbuster event!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24th



Cover by Diego Bernard

From ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to X-O MANOWAR, explore the classified origins and heart-stopping histories of Valiant’s greatest heroes and villains right here with an all-new 40-page handbook – intro-priced at just $2.99!

Jump on board here to discover the staggering scope and epic scale of the largest independent universe in comics! Featuring complete dossiers on Valiant powerhouses like BLOODSHOT, THE ETERNAL WARRIOR, FAITH, NINJAK and RAI alongside newcomers like DIVINITY, IMPERIUM, PUNK MAMBO, and THE SHADOW SEVEN – plus never-before-seen explorations of far-flung locales like 4001 A.D. and THE DEADSIDE – this essential, oversized handbook is your one-stop introduction to the most acclaimed publishing line in comics! Featuring artwork from a blockbuster cast of superstar artists including Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, David Lafuente, Lewis LaRosa, Trevor Hairsine, Mico Suayan, and many more!

$2.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale AUGUST 24TH

Valiant logo

For more information, visit Valiant on FacebookTwitterTumblr, Instagram, and


For Valiant merchandise and more, visit


*** info courtesy of Valiant Entertainment
About Jason Bennett 8313 Articles
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's chief editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. One with the Force. Browncoats Unite! So say we all! Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett