The artist, best known for his lengthy run on Marvel's "X-Force," is the latest creator to sign on for the publisher's first major crossover event, joining co-writers Joshua Dysart and Duane Swierczynski and co-artist Clayton Henry for the first issue.
In speaking with CBR, Swierczynski emphasized the importance of the event, noting that it grew naturally out of events in his "Bloodshot" series and Dysart's "Harbingers" rather than being an editorially decreed storyline. "Since the very first plot discussions, we knew we were building somewhere for the larger Valiant Universe," the writer said. "For me, it's more organic. It's not "Six months are up, we've got to do an event. What have we got?" This is built into the DNA of the character. I think it's the same for Josh. It's built into your book as well. It's where the stories were going. The plus is that you don't have to read 87 books. You can read each series on its own. The miniseries is four issues, you can enjoy that, or even better all together, it tells a contained story that will hopefully be really satisfying."
Below, CBR presents the full press release regarding Crain's involvement with the series, along with CBR exclusive pages by the artist.