From the back cover:
Aric, a fifth century Visigoth barbarian, is captured by spider aliens and enslaved aboard their starship. A fellow prisoner carves a map into his hand that leads to the spider aliens' ultimate weapon - the X-O Manowar armor. Aric fights his way to the sentient armor and escapes back to Earth with it only to find that 1600 years have passed. He is now the most primitive man on the planet, yet he wields the most technologically advanced weapon in existence! as the spider aliens begin their invasion of Earth, Aric struggles to adapt to his new home - the modern wörld - and prepare for the battle where he can finally seek vengeance against his inhuman captors.
Collected here for the first time is the epic origin story of one of comics most popular heroes.
X-O Manowar: Birth
- Collects the classic X-O Manowar origin story (X-O Manowar #0-6) for the first time and it is digitally recolored and remastered for this edition
- One of the finest creative collaborations in comics by legendary creators Bob Layton, Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith, and Joe Quesada
- Includes an all new ten page "The Rise of Lydia" story written by Bob Layton and illustrated by original Valiant creator Mike Leeke (H.A.R.D. Corps)
- Includes a behind-the-scenes look at X-O Manowar #0 by Joe Quesada and Jorge Gonzalez.