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It's the comic book event a decade in the making! The all-new Valiant Universe kicks off with a landmark, oversized #1 issue of X-O Manowar by New York Times-bestselling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! Born into battle, Aric of Dacia -- heir to the throne of the Visigoth people -- has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an incomprehensible world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar! The Vine destroyed Aric's world. Now he will give them war.

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CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverEsad Ribic1
PullPullbox Exclusive VariantCary Nord2
VarVariant Cover ADavid Aja9
VarVariant Cover BJelena Kevic-Djurdjevic3
2ndSecond Printing VariantArturo Lozzi4 & 8
3rdThird Printing Black-and-White VariantCary Nord7
4thFourth Black-and-White Printing VariantArturo Lozzi5 & 6
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Perfect Set-up 0

The Visigoths are at war and they are getting cornered and outnumbered by the Romans. Their king getting kidnapped by an alien race doesn't really help their cause.PlusAs a new reader of X-O Manowar, it was great to see the graphic on the first page which included a timeline that displayed a couple of past events and also showed where the reader would be jumping to. It also had a well organized graphic that introduced the Visigoths and Romans.The artwork for this issue complemented the plot real...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Great Place to Start for Valiant 0

I recently read an article on the relaunching of the Valiant Universe about a couple of comic fans who didn't want their favorite publisher to disappear so they fought to purchase it. I began to feel like this was a company run by real comic fans who care about the direction and quality of their comic universe so i decided to pickup their first release in the Summer of Valiant (last year)....X-O Manowar #1.As a new reader to the universe i was very happy to see a brief, well mapped out history o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Past Meets Future 0

The Story:The year is 402 AD. The Visigoth people are at war with the Roman Empire in the Pollentia are of Northern Italy. The Roman legions have gathered and are attacking the Visigoths on Easter Day. Hopelessly outmatched, King Alaric orders a hasty retreat. However, his bullheaded son Aric disagrees with this course of action and plunges into battle against the Romans. He fights bravely alongside many of his comrades until word reaches him that the Romans have breached their camp. He departs ...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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