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kjjohanson wrote:
DIrishB wrote:I'm a little confused, so wanted to ask here: I'd read Rai #1 was going to have a polybagged version containing extra material. Is this true? Also, is the extra material actually extra story pages, or just artwork/creator interviews and stuff of that nature (not necessarily essential). I'd also heard this material wouldn't be collected in the trade, which makes me wonder if it is actually extra story pages or just supplemental material.

Just wondering. I normally wait for the trades but if it's the case where additional story content is available only in that issue and won't be collected anywhere else, I'll certainly pick up the polybagged version.
The solicitation info from Bleeding Cool's article says:
For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, celebrate the launch of VALIANT FIRST with a special expanded edition of RAI #1, featuring more than 15 pages of in-story bonus features and dedicated looks inside the world of 4001 A.D. that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!
I think if the additional pages were straight up more story, they would say so. But "in-story bonus features" doesn't sound to me like interviews or the link. The best analogy for what I think we'll see is what was run at the back of each issue of Watchmen. (In case you never read it, each issue featured excerpts of the original Night Owl's autobiography, or newspaper clippings about the Minutemen, etc.)
Considering that Kindt said Spylock is a spy so good that people think he's fictional, kind of like how people think Sherlock Holmes is real, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some of that fiction in the extra pages. I really hope they release that on digital, because that's how I get my books and I'm fairly certain it'd be an ordeal to get it here.

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hunter_peterson wrote:Considering that Kindt said Spylock is a spy so good that people think he's fictional, kind of like how people think Sherlock Holmes is real, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some of that fiction in the extra pages. I really hope they release that on digital, because that's how I get my books and I'm fairly certain it'd be an ordeal to get it here.
You better check your facts there - fictional? Who took care of the business with the giant dog that was eating everybody? It wasn't Watson. Don't tell me - I suppose he was fictional too. Maybe there was no giant dog. HAHAHA No no - I think you are playing games with me, young lady.

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Chiclo wrote:
hunter_peterson wrote:Considering that Kindt said Spylock is a spy so good that people think he's fictional, kind of like how people think Sherlock Holmes is real, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some of that fiction in the extra pages. I really hope they release that on digital, because that's how I get my books and I'm fairly certain it'd be an ordeal to get it here.
You better check your facts there - fictional? Who took care of the business with the giant dog that was eating everybody? It wasn't Watson. Don't tell me - I suppose he was fictional too. Maybe there was no giant dog. HAHAHA No no - I think you are playing games with me, young lady.
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I didn't read the pages, but the art looks great.

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I have a hunch that Rai is actually Santa Claus.
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kjjohanson wrote:I have a hunch that Rai is actually Santa Claus.
I thought that was common knowledge.
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Dang it! Spoiler Code those master reveals people!!!

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You guys do know that Rai is Jewish.Right??
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Manaf82 wrote:You guys do know that Rai is Jewish.Right??
Messianic Jew actually, so he still can be Santa.
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kjjohanson wrote:
DIrishB wrote:I'm a little confused, so wanted to ask here: I'd read Rai #1 was going to have a polybagged version containing extra material. Is this true? Also, is the extra material actually extra story pages, or just artwork/creator interviews and stuff of that nature (not necessarily essential). I'd also heard this material wouldn't be collected in the trade, which makes me wonder if it is actually extra story pages or just supplemental material.

Just wondering. I normally wait for the trades but if it's the case where additional story content is available only in that issue and won't be collected anywhere else, I'll certainly pick up the polybagged version.
The solicitation info from Bleeding Cool's article says:
For Valiant’s dedicated pullbox customers, celebrate the launch of VALIANT FIRST with a special expanded edition of RAI #1, featuring more than 15 pages of in-story bonus features and dedicated looks inside the world of 4001 A.D. that won’t be collected for the trade paperback!
I think if the additional pages were straight up more story, they would say so. But "in-story bonus features" doesn't sound to me like interviews or the link. The best analogy for what I think we'll see is what was run at the back of each issue of Watchmen. (In case you never read it, each issue featured excerpts of the original Night Owl's autobiography, or newspaper clippings about the Minutemen, etc.)
Ok, that makes sense (and yup, have read Watchmen so know what you mean ;) ).

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This looks great both for the art and story. Definitely a strong Bladerunner vibe and Ladronn's work on Hip Flask. It reminds me of Ernie Colon's Unity issues from back in the day. All really good things IMO!

That one dude's outfit reminded me a bit of Magnus - didn't he have sort of "fish scale" look suit at one point? If that makes any sense.

I'm going the TPB route as well and hope I don't miss out on any story.
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I have made sure to read none of the preview pages. Though honestly I had to look at the art because I'm such a fan of Crain's. I will be getting multiple issues of each.

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I was thinking of Ernie Colon's Magnus issues as well.

It was a little clunky at the beginning, but I think they are building on the anticipation the fans have for this title and using it within the story.

I like it, but I'm not blown away, yet.

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bobby97801 wrote:
Phoenix8008 wrote:
bobby97801 wrote:Looks like I won't be getting the pullbox preview. My lcs is not a top 500 retailer of Valiant. :!: :censored:
Can you get pullbox issues through DCBS? Anybody know?
I sure hope so :hope:
Just checked DCBS and you sure can get the Pullbox Plus version for only $3.24 (and all the other variants)! Also, it looks like you can get the t-shirt of the first Rai cover (on a white t-shirt base if I'm reading it right) for $14-15 depending on size! That would be cool to get my May comics plus a Rai#1 t-shirt all at the same time in early June. Too bad it isn't on a black background shirt though.
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New preview for #1. This one though is amazing. It focuses on Rai as in his thoughts and he speaks in these previews as well.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... w&id=20906" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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dornwolf wrote:New preview for #1. This one though is amazing. It focuses on Rai as in his thoughts and he speaks in these previews as well.

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... w&id=20906" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Simply awesome. I really don't wanna wait the month or two untill this arrives for me in the mail. :!:
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In the preview you can see that the girl is thinking in pink captions/thought bubbles, and if I remember correctly, grandmother talked in pink ''thought'' bubbles in the VH1 Rai. Could this mean that the girl is/will become grandmother?

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