At the dawn of the 41st century, the future of Earth will be decided in the stars... New York Times best-selling writers Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR), Jeff Lemire (Descender), and Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) and powerhouse artists Clayton Crain (RAI), CAFU(Action Comics), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS), and Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) join a cast of comics' finest for Valiant's most ambitious crossover event yet - now in deluxe oversized hardcover format! A thousand years from today, Father will create the first Rai, founding a lineage of technologically enhanced heroes engineered to defend New Japan and sworn to protect it from all enemies. For hundreds of years into the future, the Rai will single-handedly enforce New Japan's justice well...and serve Father without question. Now, at the dawn of 4001 A.D., the latest Rai is about to inherit the dark truth behind the origin of his kind...and discover the sinister secret at the heart of Father's existence. For New Japan to live, Earth must die...and as Rai challenges his former master for the first time in more than a millennium, the lone guardian of New Japan will be cast out of his own Father's kingdom... Collecting 4001 A.D. #1-4, RAI #13-16, 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, 4001 A.D.: BLOODSHOT #1, 4001 A.D.: SHADOWMAN #1, 4001 A.D.: WAR MOTHER #1.