ADVANCE REVIEW: X-O Manowar #1 – A Soldier Reluctantly Reenlists

ADVANCE REVIEW: X-O Manowar #1 – A Soldier Reluctantly Reenlists

When the most recent and critically acclaimed run of “X-O Manowar” concluded last year (created by writer Robert Venditti over a remarkable 50 issue run), the closing pages of its finale served as a prologue for a new direction for series protagonist Aric. It showed the time-tossed Visigoth solider sitting atop a throne on an alien world, grizzled and scarred and surrounded by corpses and blood. Now, a new volume of Aric’s adventures by writer…

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PREVIEW: First Look at X-O: MANOWAR #47

PREVIEW: First Look at X-O: MANOWAR #47

Valiant Comics has released an uncolored preview of June’s issue of X-O: Manowar from Robert Venditti and Joe Bennett.     [FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE] Valiant is proud to present the first look inside X-O MANOWAR #47 – the FIRST ISSUE of “LONG LIVE THE KING,” a striking cosmic showdown beginning on June 29th from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and explosive artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de…

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Best-selling creative team behind BOOK OF DEATH reunite for THE KILL LIST

Best-selling creative team behind BOOK OF DEATH reunite for THE KILL LIST

Valiant Comics has announced that Robert Venditti and Robert Gill will reunite for a new event, starting in X-O Manowar #43. The duo made headlines this summer when they propelled Book of Death to become the most successful independent comic book event of the decade. They are returning to Valiant for The Kill List, which sees X-O Manowar team-up with Ninjak on a mission to unearth a hidden group of alien sleeper agents. If they…

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PREVIEWS: X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL

PREVIEWS: X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL

Valiant Comics have revealed a first look at some pages and a full plot synopsis for X-O Manowar: Commandar Trill #0, an issue set to offer insight into the origin of X-O Manowar’s greatest nemesis. FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: X-O Manowar: Commandar Trill #0 hits shelves on December 2nd. Valiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRLL #0 – an all-new jumping-on point special revealing the never-before-told origin of…

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PREVIEWS: First look at Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #34

PREVIEWS: First look at Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR #34

Robots fighting robots, with one that has to save the Earth. It can’t get better than that! Independent comics publisher Valiant Comics has released a preview for X-O Manowar #34 coming in March, giving us some beautiful artwork from the book.     (FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE)   ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! DEAD HAND is coming! He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth…

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ADVANCED REVIEW: “Armor Hunters #1” Cool Cosmic Concept

ADVANCED REVIEW: “Armor Hunters #1” Cool Cosmic Concept

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Doug Braithwaite Colorist: Laura Martin $3.99 Valiant Comics As a series, Armor Hunters, the new X-O Manowar mini-event from Valiant Comics, has a ton of potential. The idea of cosmic bounty hunters who have come to collect the X-O Manowar armor from Aric, everybody’s favorite Visgoth, is fantastically cool. Of all the mysteries of the Valiant Universe, the purpose of Aric’s armor and where it comes from really stands out. Readers of X-O Manowar take it…

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Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Cape Watch: The Fantastic Four and Flash Try to Recover, Superman’s Origins are Revealed, and Daredevil is Homesick

Welcome to Cape Watch, where we explore the most interesting and/or biggest releases of the week from the Big Two publishers. Without further ado, here’s what to look forward to from DC and Marvel for he week of April 23, 2014.   DC Comics ________________________________________ “Aquaman #30” Written by Jeff Parker with art by by Paul Pelletier, “Aquaman #30” features the return of a once-ally of Atlantis, who, after suffering a betrayal, is back for…

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CAPE WATCH: What To Expect From The Big Two This Week

CAPE WATCH: What To Expect From The Big Two This Week

Welcome to Cape Watch. This is a weekly column where we tell you about the major super-hero releases from the two biggest comic book publishers in the industry. Without further ado, here’s what to look for from DC and Marvel in the week of April 2, 2014: DC “Action Comics #30” A new issue for the creative team of Greg Pak and Aaron Kuder, following the events of the Forever Evil story arc. Superman is…

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First Look: “X-O Manowar #23”

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! [FROM THE ORIGINAL PRESS RELEASE] First…

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REVIEW: “X-O Manowar #15”

I had no previous experience with X-O Manowar nor any of the Valiant titles from the 1990s when they became available again in the Summer of 2012. The pleasant surprise was that the flagship title, this funky little concept for X-O Manowar, was good. Quite good. Even as much as I liked the foundation being lain I actually stepped away from the book, as I began my necessary monthly-to trade waiting cycle after the first arc….

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