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Clay Mann Goes Exclusive to Valiant for X-O MANOWAR #0

This October, Valiant has some big plans

In the wake of the sold-out success of Valiant's blockbuster crossover event, ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant is proud to announce that superstar artist Clay Mann has signed on as the publisher's next exclusive artist for X-O MANOWAR #0 – the first of two fan-demanded, must-read zero issues that will serve as all-new introductions to Valiant's biggest ongoing series this fall!

Also joining X-O MANOWAR #0 on store shelves, look for UNITY #0 – a brand new tale revealing the top secret origins of Valiant's elite superteam from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (THE VALIANT, RAI) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR)!

First, on October 8th, the true story of Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – will stand revealed in X-O MANOWAR #0, an essential new jumping-on point for Valiant's flagship hero from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and Valiant's newest exclusive superstar Clay Mann (X-Men: Age of X)!

Known for his action-packed and kinetic work on titles including X-Men, X-Men: Legacy, Indestructible Hulk, and Gambit, X-O MANOWAR #0 will mark Mann's first work for Valiant. Mann is the latest in a recent string of high-profile additions to the publisher's roster of creators, including Jeff Lemire (THE VALIANT), Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT), and Rafa Sandoval (HARBINGER: OMEGAS), and joins a stable of other acclaimed, Valiant-exclusive writers and artists that includes Doug Braithwaite(ARMOR HUNTERS), CAFU (UNITY), Joshua Dysart (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER,HARBINGER: OMEGAS), Clayton Henry (HARBINGER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG), Trevor Hairsine(ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT), Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), and Brian Reber (UNITY, X-O MANOWAR).

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, Aric must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day's most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago. Don't miss the most demanded Valiant story of the year as Robert Venditti and Clay Mann usher in a brand new beginning for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today, only in X-O MANOWAR #0!

Then, on October 15th, Valiant all-stars Matt Kindt and Cary Nord come together to reveal the classified history of Valiant's biggest heroes – then…now..and forever – in UNITY #0!

The unbreakable all-star superteam known as UNITY has saved the planet, and the world is in its debt…but is this the first time a band of exceptional heroes and soldiers has rescued humanity from a doomsday threat? The Eternal Warrior remembers…and, one hundred years ago, he led another team of valiant champions on a life-or-death mission that changed the very course of history. Now, for the first time, find out why the world needs UNITY…and there has always been one to stand against the threats no ordinary team could match!

This October, start at the beginning to discover two of the most incredible series on the stands today inX-O MANOWAR #0 and UNITY #0 – two perfect introductions to the mind-blowing world of Valiant's heroes and villains!

X-O MANOWAR #0

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI

Art by CLAY MANN

Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC

Cover B by CLAY MANN

Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE

Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

COMING IN OCTOBER!

UNITY #0

Written by MATT KINDT

Art by CARY NORD

Cover by RAUL ALLEN

Variant Cover by CHRISCROSS

Variant Cover by RUSSELL DAUTERMAN

$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.

COMING IN OCTOBER!

13 Comments
Posted by dagmar_merrill

I don't know who clay Mann is.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

That's Clay Mann, Doug Braithwaite, Cafu, Joshua Dysart, Clayton henry, Trevor Hairsine, and Cary Nord all exclusive to Valiant now!

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous
Posted by Fallschirmjager

Jeff Lemire drawing X-O Manowar.

Hahaha. Awesome.

Posted by longbowhunter

Damn, Clay Mann. That's a good get.

Posted by dagmar_merrill

@jonny_anonymous: It still wouldn't help me know who he was before this article was released.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

@fallschirmjager: Yeah he's done a few variants for them now he's working on The Valiant.

Edited by nappystr8

Huge coup for Valiant. A little disappointing for me since X-O isn't really my thing.

Posted by Ms-Lola

Makes me a bit sad, knowing I won't get to have Mann drawing any of my favourite mainstream characters anymore. At least in the foreseeable future.

Posted by victorcheenoanleu

@dagmar_merrill: if you don't know who Clay Mann is I'm terribly sorry for you.

Posted by dagmar_merrill
Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

He kinda looks like an older Archer in that picture lol

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Pretty cool get imo