The History of the Valiant Universe Edit
Other Characters: (flashbacks only)
- Archer & Armstrong
- Armor Hunters
- Bleeding Monk
- Generation Zero
- H.A.R.D. Corps
- Immortal Enemy
- Ivan the Talking Bear
- Ivar Anni-Padda
- Jack Boniface / Shadowman / Magpie
- Kay McHenry
- Mary-Maria Archer
- Master Darque
- Neela Sethi
- Death Cult of Nergal
- Punk Mambo
- Quantum and Woody
- Roman Empire
- Sandria Darque
- Shadow Seven
- Shan Fong / Doctor Mirage
- Toyo Harada
- X-O Manowar
- 41st Century
- Crusades vs. Byzantine Empire (Flashback only)
- Deadside (Flashback only)
- Mesopotamia (Flashback only)
- Stalinverse (Flashback only)
- Horses (Flashback only)
- Dinosaurs (Flashback only)
- Vine Colony Ship (Flashback only)
- X-O Manowar Mech-Armor Class (Flashback only)
- X-O Wolf Armor (Flashback only)
It is the year 4002 A.D….
Rai, the spirit guardian of Earth, has uncovered an ancient tome filled with history’s greatest tales and civilizations darkest moments. Charting the dawning days of ancient Mesopotamia, all the way to the rise of New Japan, the history of the Valiant Universe is laid bare in shocking and revelatory detail. From X-O Manowar to Bloodshot to Faith to Divinity…history will reveal untold revelations for Valiant’s greatest heroes and antagonists!
In the tradition of the original RAI #0, Harvey Award-nominated writer Rafer Roberts (Harbinger Renegade) and acclaimed artist Francis Portela (Faith) unleash a celebration of Rai’s 25th anniversary with the third of four standalone specials honoring the most famed Valiant stories ever told!
In the aftermath of the 4001 A.D. event, Gilad leads Rai and Karana through the wastelands on Earth to finally arrive at his old place where he keeps his belonging as well as the Book of the Geomancer. Gilad tells Karana that only she can read it and that it is the most important weapon in the room. The book will show her what they will have to do and how they would meet the upcoming challenges. The three gather around a fireplace and Karana starts reading from the book that tells the history of the Valiant Universe from the Negral Horde in ancient Mesopotamia to 4001 A.D.
- The tome is not uncovered by Rai, as suggested in the solicitation, but Gilad keeping the Book of the Geomancer at his safe place on Earth.
- The entire story is narrated by Karana, the future's Geomancer, and when she starts reading from the Book of the Geomancer the story is unfolded in a series of flashback scenes.
- This issue is one of four one-shots that would be published from April-July 2017 in homage to a classic Valiant story from the 1990s. This one is based on Bob Layton's Rai #0 - "The Blood of Heroes" (1992).
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