Staff Pick (March12): X-O Manowar #1


Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Item Code: MAR121221
SRP: $3.99
PREVIEWS Page #327
In Shops: 5/2/2012

Two decades ago, Valiant entered the comics world with fresh characters and unique philosophies on how a comic universe should work. This ambitious mission statement went on to gain a massive following of readers interested in a new way to enjoy comics that would go on to influence comic creators today. Valiant is back and launching with one of the biggest titles that put them on the map to begin with. Some titles wane through several different publishers but never really live up to their original incarnation. X-O Manowar, however, is making its way to readers by the blood, sweat, and tears of those same people who helped start a comic revolution over ten years ago.

Aric is a warrior, living most of his life among violence. When he is taken prisoner by a mysterious group known as The Vine, he must escape in order to get back to his world and his family. To fight back against his powerful captors, Aric will use their own advanced technology against them and become X-O Manowar.

Valiant will continue their legacy once again, using the writers and artists who care about the medium and challenge the boundaries of comics. Regular Conan artist, Cary Nord, illustrates New York Times bestselling author, Robert Vendetti’s, script to bring readers an X-O for the 21st century. A lot has changed in comics over the past decade but the desire for unique, well-told stories is still just as strong, a demand Valiant plans to deliver.

~Jay Spence

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