Rai #15

Event\Storyline: 4001 A.D. Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Cafu Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

The rise of New Japan's greatest champion! As Father erects his floating kingdom of New Japan, nothing will stop him from asserting complete control over the millions who now fall under his gaze! And to ensure total subjugation, he will create the greatest "spirit guardian" New Japan has ever known - the fourth Rai! But as Father unleashes his most powerful warrioryet, has even he gone too far in his bid for absolute power? Join 4001 A.D. mastermind Matt Kindt and fan-favorite artist CAFU as they continue to unearth the missing links connecting the world of today with 4001 A.D.'s empire of tomorrow!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Jul 21, 2016

    Kindt's work on this story is nothing short of epic and deserves the highest praise possible. This is the sort of story that if refined, placed into a movie script, and produced correctly, would make a billion dollars at the box office. Rai #15is masterfullywritten,visually stunning, and everything that comic books weremeant tobe! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Armand Jul 20, 2016

    When the story reaches its conclusion I couldnt help but be disappointed. Between CAFUs art and Kindts writing I could read an entire series on the Rais who predated our current hero. Since Valiant returned to comics they have consistently been with the best in the business in telling super hero stories and the Rai series and issue #15 are perfect examples why. Rai #15 is an enjoyable read for someone who isnt particularly knowledgeable about the Valiant Universe or Rai, but is rewarding for fans who have been around since the beginning. While Clayton Crain has been the artist for Rai since #1, I hope Valiant will keep CAFU around the character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Jul 27, 2016

    And so is the entire book. The writing, the art, the lettering, and the editing… it is all the kind of quality one should expect from the creators at Valiant. I want to thank all of the creators for this arc, and I honestly cannot wait for the conclusion next month. I give Rai 15, 6 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 23, 2016

    Rai #15 should appeal to many a sci-fi fan, but especially to those who have been following the character's appearances since Valiant Entertainment debuted in 2012 regardless of whether they're reading the summer event. Not only are Valiant delivering on fans expectations and giving us a great summer event, they've been slaying the tie-in comics as well. Rai #15 is no exception to that. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 21, 2016

    If you're a Valiant fan, this tie-in is a must. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jul 25, 2016

    Next issue seems like it will give us the origin of the current Rai, but I'm just guessing based on the cover preview. So basically there is one more issue till we go on another break sadly. I've loved 4001 AD so far, loved all the new concepts. There has been a lot of universe building for future 4001 timeline stories, a lot of really exciting stuff for future writers to mine! It will be sad when the summer is over. Buy this one for the art alone. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Andrew McGlinn Jul 20, 2016

    Rai 15 and the history of New Japan continues to be an excellent and illuminating story. The legacy of Rai and the direction that Matt is taking is interesting, and suggests that the Rais who existed before 4001 A.D. Rai were perhaps not as helpless in the presence of Father as we may have thought. My only complaint is that the standard four-issue arc style that Valiant employs is just a little too short for this story. In saying that, with one more issue of the current arc to come, weve been promised the answer to how Father was created before presumably tying this arc into the current 4001 A.D. Rai that we know and love. I really cant wait. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Jul 21, 2016

    Some nice art with some real trite story. Read Full Review

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