First Look: “X-O Manowar #23”

Valiant Comics has issued a first preview of “X-O Manowar #23,” the first issue in the book’s new Prelude to Armor Hunters storyline. “X-O Manowar #23,” written by Robert Venditti with art by Diego Bernard, comes to stores on March 19, 2014, at the price of $3.99. Click on the gallery below to get a first glance at the beginning of an essential prologue to Valiant’s 2014 crossover event!

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First Look: X-O MANOWAR #23 Launches PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS!

Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #23 – the FIRST ISSUE of PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS, an essential prologue to Valiant’s blockbuster summer 2014 crossover event! From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Valiant’s next superstar artistDiego Bernard, the march toward X-O Manowar’s first epic confrontation with the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers, the Armor Hunters, starts here on March 19th!
For eons, one threat above all others has brought pain and strife down upon civilizations across the universe – the X-O Manowar armor. And now the Manowar has come to Earth. What will follow in its wake? Only the creature called Malgam knows the truth…and, in the wake of Unity, Aric of Dacia is about to be forced into a brutal confrontation with the deadly legacy behind the universe’s most powerful weapon.
On March 19th, Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash the opening salvo of the cataclysm that is to come in X-O Manowar #23, the FIRST ISSUE of PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS, and a key stepping stone toward Valiant’s first milestone spectacular – X-O Manowar #25!
Then, the Valiant event of 2014 begins in full force this June in Armor Hunters #1 (of 4) by writerRobert Venditti and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite! The crossover epic of the year then continues with two brand new story arcs beginning in Unity #8 and X-O Manowar #26 – and look for even more Valiant heroes to join the fight against Valiant’s first full-scale alien incursion as the summer continues!
This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all. Armor Hunters is coming!

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Asaph Bitner is a staff writer for Capeless Crusader. His other activities include studying for a college degree and dreaming of visiting the Song Of Ice And Fire universe as a future-tech wielding Jedi secret agent. You can follow him on twitter at @AsaphBitner.