Back in 1992 Jim Shooter, Bob Layton and David Lapham made my SINGLE favorite comic book issue of all time. Rai #0. This was the FIRST publicly sold #0 comic EVER... (the official first #0 was Harbinger #0 mail-away that you had to cut coupons from books and mail off for) The issue laid down the the time line of the ENTIRE VALIANT UNIVERSE... It was like listening in on a Valiant team meeting or something... Hearing all the secrets of the Universe!
On June 14th Valiant will be releasing RAI #1 The History of the Valiant Universe as a map of the new Valiant Universe. EVERYTHING Valiant Entertainment has done with Rai has been great and I highly suggest checking it out if you are looking for a Marvel or DC replacement.
More information soon to be at their official site http://www.valiantentertainment.com/