Rai #6

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 14, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 5
8.5Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

As 41st century Japan spirals into chaos, will Rai protect his nation...or help tear it down?

As Rai grapples with a life beyond the control of Father, new feelings distract him from uprisings, secret armies, and a bomb that could all doom the mission to free New Japan before it even begins! Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain's astonishing saga of the year 4001 rockets toward a terrible reckoning as "Battle for New Japan" continues!

  • 10
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jan 16, 2015

    Rai #6 is another incredible issue, and at this point I expect nothing less. This series has been a sci-fi lover's wet dream, and this issue just adds to the engrossing world that Matt Kindt has created since the beginning. Izak is a wonderful addition to recent events, and knowing other aliens like him were unleashed on Earth even makes Spylocke's trip more intriguing. And Momo's character development creates so much potential in her story line as well as other Positrons and anything connected to Livewire. There wasn't much Rai this issue but it was about the advancing plot against Father, and it's all coming together so beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Feb 9, 2015

    So, before I go off on a wild tangent let's just say that the Rai team at Valiant plan to take us on a ride. And with what is being shown and with what is coming up I for one can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Jan 19, 2015

    A master plan to take out Father comes close, but eventually falters. Matt Kindt adds new elements that makes each outing more intriguing than the next. This book is just a pleasure to read and gives you the most for your money. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Agasicles Jan 16, 2015

    While the book is strong in its own right, there are not a whole lot of critical events that occur in this issue. It is primarily a setup issue for later events. That being said, the art exceeds almost everything that I have seen so far this month. In story, Kindt is creating an amazingly nuanced world which could sustain interesting adventures for years to come. I tip my hat to you, gentlemen. What you are doing here is truly something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Agasicles Stamas Jan 16, 2015

    While the book is strong in its own right, there are not a whole lot of critical events that occur in this issue. It is primarily a setup issue for later events. That being said, the art exceeds almost everything that I have seen so far this month. In story, Kindt is creating an amazingly nuanced world which could sustain interesting adventures for years to come. I tip my hat to you, gentlemen. What you are doing here is truly something special. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jan 14, 2015

    The reason I like Rai, is the same reason I like Unity. It gives you a little taste of everything from the Valiant Universe. Sure Rai's name is on the cover, but the cast of characters is rich and they all play their role in the story. If you want a taste of the future of the Valiant U, then check out the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Jan 13, 2015

    Rai is a futuristic samurai tale with that blends all the right genres and somehow makes it work. There's a bit of steampunk, a bit of manga, and a bit of traditional suer heroics along the way. It's definitely one of hte more unique titles coming out at Valiantand I highly recommend readers takea look. Issue six is not a new reader jump-on point but it's worth taking the time to catch up! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Warren Fitzpatrick Jan 19, 2015

    Obviously, this wasn't a good lead-in issue for me. The images were beautiful, the dialogue was fine, but the overall story lacked much of what I've come to expect from Kindt. Perhaps he is spreading his wings a bit wider, trying not to be pigeon-holed as the “Action guy” after his successful run on Unity. However, this story just fell limp, especially as a lead-in to a new reader. If you love anime, especially of the far-future variety, then this may scratch an itch for you, and in fact, it may have been written with that particular audience in mind. Read Full Review

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