Comic Review – Rai #8 from Valiant Comics

  Rai #8 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pgs, Rated T+ Written by Matt Kindt Art by Clayton Crain Cover Artists: Clayton Crain, David Mack, Bart Sears The Skinny: The war is coming!  Rai is going against his father in an all or nothing effort to stop his tyranny. The Take: Continuing the adventures of Rai, Matt Kindt tell the story of what could be Valiant best title as of today.  The story is simple and to the point, more than in previous issues. The cover say it all: The Fall or Rai! Silk is narrating the story, re-telling us the … Continue reading

Comic Previews – BLOODSHOT REBORN #1 & UNITY #17 from Valiant Comics

Bloodshot returns with a new monthly series, Bloodshot Reborn, continuing from the events from The Valiant  and the latest issue of team up series Unity Bloodshot Reborn #1 A $3.99 Comic, 40 pgs, Rated T+ Written by Jeff Lemire Art by Mico Suayan with Jeff Lemire Cover A by Juan Doe Cover B by Mico Suayan Cover C by Dave Johnson Cover D by Lewis Larosa Valiant Next Variant by Mico Suayan & Tom Muller Variant Cover by Jeff Lemire Variant Cover by Butch Guice B&W Sketch Variant by Lewis Larosa Blank Cover Also Available From New York Times best-selling writer … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, August 27, 2014

        Another week, another Wednesday.  It’s like Christmas 52 times a year!   TOP OF THE STACK Rai #4  – Valiant Comics Writer:  Matt Kindt Art:  Clayton Crain What Valiant says: The most daring comic book launch of the year unleashes a cascade of shocking revelations as Rai rockets toward its second arc! In 4001 A.D., as the nation of Japan soars above the Earth, Rai unravels the mystery of the first murder in a thousand years… and discovers his own profound connection to the crime. Everything Rai knows – about his existence, about his country, and … Continue reading

Comic Preview – Rai #4 – From Valiant Comics

  What?   You’re not reading Valiant’s sci-fi/noir series Rai from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (Carnage)? Did you not read my review of the first issue when it came out? If that was not enough for you how about what some of these other folks have to say? “✮✮✮✮✮… [Rai] comes with the highest praise.” – PopMatters “✮✮✮✮✮… A great new series… [Rai] has my attention.” – Max Level Geek “✮✮✮✮½… Rai is just plain amazing.” – IGN “✮✮✮✮… An immersive experience…unlike anything else in comics.” – Comic Book Resources … Continue reading

Comic Book Review – Rai #1 from Valiant Comics

RAI #1 Writer: Matt Kindt Art: Clayton Crain Cover: Clayton Crain Alternative Covers: Bryan Hitch, Stephen Segovia, Raul Allen, Khari Evans, Trevor Hairsine, David Aja & Raul Allen (see gallery below) Publisher: Valiant Comics Quick Take: A lush looking, fast moving comic set 20 centuries from now, but with a film noir vibe. Kmur, but it’s Crain’s visuals that really take takes this book to the next level. Valiant knocks it out of the park again with this first issue. OUR SCORE: 9/10 There are few things I enjoy more than picking up the first issue of new comic book … Continue reading