Rai #3

Rai #3

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.6Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Nothing is what it seems...not even yourself...

A seemingly random murder-the first in a thousand years-is unraveling the mysteries at the heart of Rai's very existence. As the country of Japan completes another orbit around 41st century Earth, Rai, its sole protector, turns his investigation toward two figures he never questioned before: Father, the A.I. that controls Japan...and himself.

  • 10
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon Jul 10, 2014

    Rai #3 is a very interesting action/sci-fi series and in its relatively short publication time, I have to say that Valiant has put out another great comic you won't be disappointed to pick up if you haven't. I'm personally a big fan of sci-fi series like Ghost In The Shell and films like Blade Runner and I see some very good elements from those properties in Rai. This issue ended with a shocking revelation and I'm eager to see how it pans out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Aaron Clutter Jul 10, 2014

    Clayton Crain once again shows his talent in the cool spread of the Raddies attack. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jul 10, 2014

    Rai #3 is an excellent issue that has pulled me into its futuristic world, and now I don't want to leave as I can't wait to get my hands on the next issue and see how things unfold for these characters who are new to me but very rich. As one who loves sci-fi and martial arts this combines the best of both worlds as there are shades of Blade Runner in its dystopian future and yet the most powerful being uses swords and his mastery of the arts. I'm glad I gave Rai a shot because now I can't get enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Jul 10, 2014

    I guess what Im saying is that Rai is a really, really good comic. The problem is, I can never quite shale the feeling that it could be even better than it currently is. And perhaps thats just my interpretation of the book. Thats not to say I didnt like the latest issue of Rai in fact, I loved it. Other than some of the minor issues, the only major issue with this book is the art. That isnt to say that its bad, per se. However, its obviously all digitally rendered. On occasion, I find artists who play around with digital art techniques to be extraordinarily talented, and Im not saying that this artist isnt. However, it looks a little bit too digital for my taste, even though it suits the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 9, 2014

    I'm looking forward to the next issue. I want to see what's going to happen because it's going to make or break the series, but I doubt it'll break. All of the characters are rushing to one location and the intensity of the writing has me on the edge of my seat. At this point I'm basically just looking at the captions and dialogue because the artwork washes out so much of the emotion for me, but if you're digging it then you'll probably love this issue even more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Gregg Katzman Jul 9, 2014

    Valiant has published some great comics and RAI is no exception. Kindt's doing an impressive job handling a massive amount of worldbuilding. This futuristic version of Japan clearly borrows elements from other memorable sci-fi tales (e.g. Blade Runner), but it's doing more than enough to standout and it's always fascinating to see more and more of this new environment. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 10, 2014

    Kindt has done a solid job thus far exploring Rai's relationship with his unseen overlord/Daddy, giving just enough to make said existence believable while also offering enough murky musings to instill doubt. The revelations learned in this issue will only further that debate, especially given the shady source from which it comes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jul 9, 2014

    Overall, it's a fascinating story in a unique, glossy package. It also is pretty freaking rad in parts, especially in the more action heavy moments. Kindt and Crain are really, truly building a world here, and while it's not all the way there, the foundation is enticing enough that we can't help but be hooked as readers. More of this, and we could be on our way to another Valiant great. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Aug 19, 2014

    Great issue. Loved the companion. And Silk!!

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jul 12, 2014

    Clayton Crain is an amazing artist, but some of the pages printed out too dark on the page. On top of that, the action scene get a little too indulgent, so at times they become hard to follow. The ending in this issue was really good though, so that helps to elevate this issue.

  • 7.0
    coby Jul 12, 2014

    Coby's Top 5 Comic of the Week

    The art is incredible: the location's have a Final Fantasy VII feal to them while the action scenes are some of the most dynamic in comics today. This issue was all about Rai, who continues to be a strange enigma I can't wait to learn more about. The Positron losing her human has some interesting story potential as well. My only problem with the concept of Rai is that it feels more like 100 years in the future than 2000, but that's really an impossible argument. Rai continues to be great sci-fi.

  • 9.0
    Veido Mar 1, 2016

  • 8.5
    Stallonelythelonely Jul 14, 2014

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