Join the adventures of Valiant's fl agship hero here with 64-pages of armor-busting action on the frontlines of the Valiant Universe in X-O Manowar's first-ever annual!
2016 is primed and ready to be X-O Manowar's most pivotal year yet! But before Aric of Dacia can confront the biggest threat Earth has ever faced, he must first reflect on the past...and the outcome of a bloodstained battle on the frontier of the Roman Empire that continues to be felt to this day! Then: X-O Manowar's sworn enemy, Commander Trill, readies for the war that is to come...by undergoing a life-threatening trial-by-fire that will test every ounce of his intellect and fury. Plus: Col. Jamie Capshaw must singlehandedly defend G.A.T.E from a menace nobody expected...and the Armorines begin an all-new mission at the heart of X-O Manowar's world!
- Prologue: The Origin of X-O Manowar
- Chapter One: Heritage
- Chapter Two: The Prisoner
- Chapter Three: Taking A Meeting
- Epilogue: The Torment
- "Taking A Meeting" provides background information on the "director" who appears in the Faith mini-series
- Chewbacca and Michael Jackson appear as cosplayers on Hollywood Boulevard, where Commander Trill is mistaken for Predator... in "the worst Predator costume ever."
- "Epilogue: The Torment" also is a prologue to the "Long Live the King" story line starting in X-O Manowar #47.
List of covers and their creators:
|A||Cover A||Phil Jimenez & Ulises Arreola||1|
|B||Cover B||Carmen Nunez Carnero & Omi Remalante Jr||2|
|C||1:10 Retailer Incentive Cover C||Brian Level & David Baron||3|
|D||1:20 Retailer Incentive Cover D||Jeff Dekal||4|