The most ambitious comics event of 2016 brings war to the 41st century -with Rai leading the charge!
One hundred years from today, Father - thebenevolent artificial intelligence that governs the island nation of Japan -will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic action bylaunching Japan into space...where its people will thrive in isolation, awayfrom the overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries,as New Japan orbits our increasingly unstable world, it will become a modelsociety - one built on peace, prosperity... and Father's control.
Athousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineageof technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn toprotect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai willsingle-handedly enforce New Japan's justice well...and serve Father withoutquestion.
Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about toinherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind...and discover the sinistersecret at the heart of Father's existence. For New Japan to live, Earth mustdie...and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than amillennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father'skingdom...
Exiled from the only realm he's ever known, Rai now walks theravaged world of 4001 A.D. in search of forgotten heroes like himself... on amission to collect the last surviving legends of a broken planet...and to forgea rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced civilization in historycrashing back down to Earth.
New York Times best-selling writer MattKindt (DIVINITY II) and superstar artist Clayton Crain (X-Force) bring theirstartling vision of the year 4001 A.D. to new heights...with the fate of NewJapan floating in the balance!