Rocketing out of the pages 4001 A.D...the origin of Rai revealed! For the first time ever, witness the violent foundation of Father's space-born utopia of New Japan...and, with it, the shocking genesis of the line of guardians that bear the name Rai! Born and bred by Father to enforce peace at any cost, follow the first Rai and his successors across two millennia as they chronicle the history of 4001 A.D. - from the launch of New Japan into orbit to the latest Rai's crusade to bring it crashing back down to Earth! Valiant mastermind Matt Kindt (4001 A.D.) and visionary artist CAFU (UNITY) uncover the never-before-told story of New Japan's rise to power...and reveal just how the Valiant Universe of today became the 4001 A.D. of tomorrow! Collecting RAI #13-16.