Rai #7

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
8.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"Battle for New Japan" explodes with another pulse-pounding chapter by New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and featuring fully painted artwork by superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force)!

Romance threatens to destroy a necessary peace between Raddies and robots as Rai builds his army for the final assault on Father! Plus: a glimpse of Earth 4001 and the secret weapon hiding out on the planet's surface that could be the key to taking back New Japan!

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Henry Starling Feb 10, 2015

    In short valianteers, this issue is where it is at. Everything starts at this point. Rai is on the comics scene, and there is no stopping him at this point. Valiant is making some bold moves and Rai is no exception. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Feb 10, 2015

    Everything is starting to come together in Rai, and it couldnt be more exciting. From surprise characters, to insane action this book has it all and more. Kindt and Crain, easily, are one of the best teams in comics right now and it shows month after month in their work for Valiant. You might even go so far as to say that Rai could challenge X-O Manowar for the crown jewel spot in the Valiant line up and considering how great X-O is, doesnt that just say it all? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Feb 11, 2015

    Kindt finally adds one more layers to this story at the end and again longtime readers of not just Rai but Valiant in general knows why and who shows up in the final pages. It continues the tightly woven mythos of the Valiant Universe and adds another wrinkle to Rai's plan to stop war and defeat “Father.” Rai #7 is great and rises to a new level of this already outstanding series. Kindt has the knack to make sci-fi and even the extreme future palatable to all readers and Rai is a must buy in my book. One on Valiant's best books ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Feb 15, 2015

    Rai #7 is a solid issue with some interesting developments that make the plot against Father more intriguing. If it wasn't clear from all that was stated before about how the Positrons were being treated horribly, Momo's story makes it even more clear why Father's reign has to end. The battle between the Raddies and Positrons felt like filler, and considering the way an excellent job has been done creating environments throughout this series, I wish more was shown about the Earth instead. However, the developments were so exciting that I'm really just looking forward to the plot being set in motion and seeing what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 12, 2015

    This is definitely an issue to digest. Readers from the beginning of the series will be delighted and definitely start chanting "Holy Shit" when the story pops. If you haven't read Rai, then you should check it out. Knowing the rest of the Valiant U. is just a bonus, but not necessary to enjoy what's happening here. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 12, 2015

    Rai has been a complex read of late, Matt Kindt moving his pieces towards one seemingly inevitable conclusion -- a showdown between the Raddies and the Positronics. Said instance comes to pass here in issue #7, yet while the battle takes up a good chunk of page time, it's what's happening behind the scenes that proves most interesting. Read Full Review

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