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EXCLUSIVE! Comic Collector Live Announces Exclusive Variant Covers for Valiant Comics’ “4001 AD” Event!

Get excited and spread the news Valiant fans! Our good friends over at will be releasing exclusive action figure variant covers for each issue of this summers Valiant Comics event, “4001 AD”, all drawn by the incredibly talented Chance Butler. We here at 4LN are thrilled about this, and plan on collecting all 4! Check out the official press release from CCL, as well as their exclusive cover for 4001 AD #1, below!



TELEPHONE: 615-264-4747 MARCH 2 2016






For the first time ever, each cover will feature a different VALIANT

UNIVERSE character appearing in VALIANT’s 2016 Summer Event

“4001 AD” imagined as a 3 ¾” action figure.

HENDERSONVILLE TN – is excited to announce the production of the

very first ACTION FIGURE variant covers featuring characters appearing in the pages of 4001

A.D., Valiant Entertainment’s upcoming summer crossover event from superstar creators

Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain.

Available exclusively on, each variant issue of 4001 A.D. will sport

covers reimagining some of Valiant’s most popular characters as carded action figures.

The first Valiant character to receive action figure treatment will be RAI, the futuristic

guardian of New Japan, on CCL’s variant to 4001 A.D. #1 with subsequent character covers to

follow. Each variant will be strictly limited to 500 copies and features artwork by Chance


(*4001 A.D. #1 RAI Action Figure Variant Cover by Chance Butler. * NOT FINAL ART)

“This is like fanboy wish fulfillment for me”, says VP of Steve Boyd.

“VALIANT has been my one of my favorite publishers for years and many fans like myself

have always dreamed about having VALIANT action figures. Chance did an amazing job

bringing these Action Figure variant covers to life and I’m thrilled VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

gave Comic Collector Live the thumbs-up on the project.”

One hundred years from today, Father – the benevolent artificial intelligence that governs the

island nation of Japan – will gain sentience. To defend its borders, Father will take drastic

action by launching Japan into space…where its people can thrive in isolation, away from the

overpopulated and resource-deprived planet below. Over the centuries, as New Japan orbits

our increasingly unstable world, it will become a model society – one built on peace,

prosperity…and Father’s control.

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


Exiled from the only realm he’s ever known, Rai now walks the ravaged world of 4001 A.D. in

search of forgotten heroes like himself…on a mission to collect the last surviving legends of a

broken planet…and to forge a rebellion with the power to bring the most advanced

civilization in history crashing back down to Earth.

Earth must rise. Father must fall. Rai! Eternal Warrior! X-O Manowar! Bloodshot!

Shadowman! Geomancer! And more! The war for the ultimate fate of humanity begins in

4001 A.D. #1 by superstar creators Matt Kindt and Clayton Crain – and continues in May and

beyond as THE SUMMER OF 4001 A.D. rages on…and changes the future of the Valiant

Universe for all time!

Valiant Entertainment is a leading character-based entertainment company that owns the

largest independent superhero universe in comics. With more than 81 million issues sold and

a library of over 2,000 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Harbinger,

Shadowman, Archer & Armstrong, and many more, Valiant is one of the most successful

publishers in the history of the comic book medium. Today, the company’s characters

continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. Valiant

consistently produces some of the most critically acclaimed comics in the industry and has

received numerous industry awards and accolades, including a Diamond Gem Award for

Comic Book Publisher of the Year. In 2015, Valiant announced a multi-picture deal to bring

Bloodshot and Harbinger to the big screen as feature films.

Comic Collector Live is one of the world’s largest online resources and marketplaces for comic

books and collectibles. Founded in 2007 by Joe Butler, the members of have sold over 2 million comics and comic-related items to collectors

all over the world. CCL has worked with many comic publishers in the past to create limited

edition collectible comic book variants for such properties as THE LONE RANGER, THE


4001 A.D. #1 hits comic stores nationwide May 4th, 2016. will begin

pre-selling the #1 exclusive action figure variant in mid-March while supplies last.

For more information on this promotion, please use the provided contact information above.