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Posted by inferiorego (25560 posts) - - Show Bio

Valiant announced today that issue #25 of their hit series X-O MANOWAR is going to be a big one. Coming in May, this 48 page issue of X-O MANOWAR promises to be a great stand-alone issue as well as a jumping on point for new readers as the team of Robert Venditti and J.G. Jones retell the origin of X-O Manowar. Here's an exclusive look to the cover of issue #25 from Arturo Lozzi!

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[This is] the publisher's first 48-page anniversary spectacular from ongoing series creators Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard, and an all-star cast of special guests including Bryan Hitch, J.G. Jones, Justin Jordan, Peter Milligan, Rafer Roberts, and more!

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Before X-O Manowar steps front and center for the Armor Hunters crossover event beginning in June, he'll be celebrating 25 chart-topping, critically acclaimed issues with a special oversized anniversary issue, bursting with all-new content from the top creators in comics today, including:

  • ARMOR HUNTERS: PART ZERO by ROBERT VENDITTI (Green Lantern, The Flash) & DIEGO BERNARD (Eternal Warrior)
  • THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR retold by ROBERT VENDITTI (Green Lantern, The Flash) & J.G. JONES (Before Watchmen: Comedian, Final Crisis)
  • Plus: all-new tales of X-O Manowar by PETER MILLIGAN (X-Force), BRYAN HITCH (The Ultimates), JUSTIN JORDAN (Dead Body Road), RAFER ROBERTS (Carpool Buddies of Doom), and more special surprise guests!

Whether you've been reading X-O Manowar since issue #1 or you have yet to pick up your first issue, X-O Manowar #25 is a can't-miss comic book event celebrating the character's past and future with a spectacular array of brand new stories! Featuring stunning shelf covers by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (Thor) and BRYAN HITCH (Age of Ultron), X-O Manowar #25 will also feature an Armors Variant spotlighting the different incarnations of the X-O Manowar armor throughout the ages by artist ARTURO LOZZI (Bloodshot); as well as Valiant's very first throwback cover by Valiant icon SEAN CHEN (Iron Man); and an iconic, fully painted variant cover by superstar artist TERRY DODSON (X-Men) – his first piece for Valiant!

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X-O MANOWAR #25 (OVERSIZED ANNIVERSARY ISSUE)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with PETER MILLIGAN, JUSTIN JORDAN, and MORE!

Art by DIEGO BERNARD with J.G. JONES, BRYAN HITCH, RAFER ROBERTS and MORE!

Covers by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC and BRYAN HITCH

Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI

Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN

Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON

$4.99/T+/48 pgs.

COMING IN MAY!

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#1 Edited by k4tzm4n (40070 posts) - - Show Bio

X-O ManoWIN!

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#2 Edited by kidchipotle (15476 posts) - - Show Bio

I love this book. Can't wait to get this issue.

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#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45330 posts) - - Show Bio

YES, cant wait for this.

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#4 Posted by Cap10nate (3628 posts) - - Show Bio

Awesome. This has been a consistently good book over the past two years.

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#5 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (45330 posts) - - Show Bio

If someone told me a few years ago that Valiant would be come one of the best comic publishers out there I would have said "Who?" but that's totally what has happened.

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#6 Posted by Mars8254 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: Yeah it's pretty amazing how far they come in 2 years. Valiant has a lot of potential.

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#8 Edited by CaptainHoopla (1973 posts) - - Show Bio

I was prepared to scream and rant about why they are doing a super sized issue to retell the origin. I was expecting this to be at least an $8 book. Now that I've read the article and seen it's only $5, I'm down with it, though I'm not sure why it's necessary to retell the origin, but at least there seems to be more to it. I am really excited for the Armor Hunters arc though.

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#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (45330 posts) - - Show Bio

I was prepared to scream and rant about why they are doing a super sized issue to retell the origin. I was expecting this to be at least an $8 book. Now that I've read the article and seen it's only $5, I'm down with it, though I'm not sure why it's necessary to retell the origin, but at least there seems to be more to it. I am really excited for the Armor Hunters arc though.

I think it's the origin of the suit not Aric.

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#10 Posted by MadeinBangladesh (12452 posts) - - Show Bio

cool

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#11 Posted by 2chimcha3 (2303 posts) - - Show Bio

I AM EXCITED. And that Cover A.... stunning.

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#12 Posted by DonFelipe (2285 posts) - - Show Bio

Suit up!

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#13 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1548 posts) - - Show Bio

I will pick this back up because I'm interested in armor hunters

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#14 Posted by HolySerpent (13723 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really digging the series. I just started

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#15 Posted by Fallschirmjager (22692 posts) - - Show Bio

@k4tzm4n said:

X-O ManoWIN!

sums up my thoughts perfectly

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#16 Edited by That60sGuy (318 posts) - - Show Bio

CAN. BARELY. CONTAIN.... EXCITEMENT!

Oh there you go I didn't :D

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#18 Posted by cobracaptain (18 posts) - - Show Bio

can't wait!