|Title: Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition #10 (interior page)||Title: Rai #0|
|Publisher: Marvel Comics||Publisher: Valiant Comics|
|Cover date: 1986||Cover date: 1992|
|Artist: Mike Zeck||Artist: Jim Shooter|
|Title: Rai Companion #1||Title: Valiant ad|
|Publisher: Valiant Comics||Publisher: Valiant Comics|
|Cover date: 1993||Cover date: 2012|
|Artist:||Artist: David Aja|
|Title: Valiant Comics Spring 2012 Preview Edition|
|Publisher: Valiant Comics|
|Cover date: 2012|
|Artist: David Aja|
Here is a direct quote from an interview with Jim Shooter explaining the swipe.
I actually drew the cover to Rai #0. It was just a silhouette, so someone had to fill it in and ink the dot. We had obviously planned the look of the character by that point. And I should admit this, in the interest of fairness: I was looking at a drawing that Mike Zeck did. I mean, I'm not that good an artist and the only reason I did it was that we didn't have anybody with a free pair of hands who could do it. If we'd had a real artist available, somebody else could have done it, but I ended up doing this because it was a silhouette. I figured, You know, I could do this. So I did just to save time for Bob and for Don and the other guys. I don' t think anybody could tell it was done by an amateur.
(from All Things Valiant blog)