Rai

 RAIE   (Valiant, 1992-1995)

™ and © Voyager Communications, Inc.
Series becomes Rai and the Future Force following issue #8, returns as Rai with issue #25

Rai’s story began in 1992 when Project Rising Spirit succeeded in infusing a human with “The Blood of Heroes.” This was a special synthetic blood composed of microscopic nano-machines. Rising Spirit had infused this into a subject codenamed Bloodshot, and the nano-machines gave him incredible speed, agility, an accelerated healing factor, and a strange ability to control machines.

Following Bloodshot’s death in the year 2028, others would try to control the Blood of Heroes. Still, its secrets would become lost until 3216 when Japanese anti-grannies were rebelling against their island’s all-powerful master computer. To stop them, computer created the Rais in the image of Bloodshot. The Rai’s put down the rebellion and obtained the blood, which they stored in a secure vault. There it lay until 4002, when the last Rai, Takao Konishi, would infuse himself with it to become a hero.

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#0

  11/1/1992
  $2.25
  $31.00
7 copies available from $17.50
Series continues as Rai and the Future Force; Matte Edition; Foretells future of Valiant UniverseBob LaytonDavid Lapham

#0 Variation A

  11/1/1992
  $2.25
  $60.00
1 copy available for $124.99
Series continues as Rai and the Future Force; Glossy Edition; Foretells future of Valiant UniverseBob LaytonDavid Lapham

#1

  3/1/1992
  $1.95
  $33.00
5 copies available from $15.00
Includes trading cards; Flipbook with Magnus Robot Fighter (Valiant) #5David Michelinie, Jim ShooterJoe St. Pierre

#1 Variation A

  3/1/1992
  $1.95
  $13.00
1 copy available for $11.35
Non-Flip book edition; Standard 32 page comic; No trading cards; No UPC on front or backDavid Michelinie, Jim ShooterCharles Barnett, Joe St. Pierre, Paul Creddick

#2

  4/1/1992
  $1.95
  $14.00
11 copies available from $5.50
 David MichelinieJoe St. Pierre

#3

  5/1/1992
  $1.95
  $35.00
2 copies available from $35.00
 David MichelinieJoe St. Pierre, Sal Velluto

#4

  6/1/1992
  $1.95
  $30.00
3 copies available from $26.00
ScarcerDavid MichelinieJoe St. Pierre

#5

  7/1/1992
  $2.25
  $25.00
6 copies available from $11.25
 David MichelinieJoe St. Pierre, Sal Velluto

#6

  8/1/1992
  $2.25
  $2.25
39 copies available from $0.66
UnityDavid MichelinieJoe St. Pierre, Sal Velluto

#7

  9/1/1992
  $2.25
  $2.00
31 copies available from $0.80
UnityDavid Michelinie, Jim ShooterJoe St. Pierre, Peter Grau

#8

  10/1/1992
  $2.25
  $1.75
22 copies available from $0.79
Series continued in Rai and the Future Force #9; Unity epilogueDavid MicheliniePeter Grau

#25

  10/1/1994
  $2.25
  $1.50
13 copies available from $0.75
Series continued from Rai and the Future Force #24Tony BedardDave Ross

#26

  11/1/1994
  $2.25
  $1.25
24 copies available from $0.75
Chaos EffectTony BedardDave Ross

#27

  12/1/1994
  $2.25
  $1.10
10 copies available from $0.55
 Tony BedardKevin Kobasic

#28

  1/1/1995
  $2.25
  $1.25
16 copies available from $0.75
 Tony BedardKevin Kobasic

#29

  2/1/1995
  $2.25
  $2.00
18 copies available from $0.99
 Tony BedardKevin Kobasic

#30

  3/1/1995
  $2.25
  $2.00
14 copies available from $0.45
 Tony BedardKevin Kobasic

#31

  4/1/1995
  $2.25
  $2.25
9 copies available from $1.25
 Fred SchillerJohn Royle

#32

  5/1/1995
  $2.25
  $6.00
6 copies available from $2.75
 Fred SchillerJohn Royle

#33

  6/1/1995
  $2.25
  $17.00
5 copies available from $9.99
Final IssueTony BedardKevin Kobasic

Book #1

  12/1/1995
  $11.95
  $8.50
7 copies available from $3.99
Collects #0-4Bob Layton, David MichelinieDavid Lapham, Joe St. Pierre, Sal Velluto

Book #1 Variation A

  12/1/1995
  $0.00
  $39.00
1 copy available for $39.95
Blue cover; Collects #0-4Bob Layton, David MichelinieDavid Lapham, Joe St. Pierre, Sal Velluto, Charles Barnett, Kathryn Bolinger

Deluxe Set #1

  12/1/2013
  $24.99
  $16.00
1 copy available for $12.25
Vol. 1: From Honor and Strength; Reprints Rai #1-8; Death of Rai (original); Valiant Masters Rai; Unity tie-in; Redone cover of #5; Includes cover gallery; Includes extrasDavid Michelinie, Jim ShooterJoe St. Pierre, Sal Velluto, Peter Grau