Posted by G-Man (34037 posts) - - Show Bio

Man oh man, check out that art. Things are getting pretty insane in the pages of X-O MANOWAR. Armor Wars is almost here.

X-O MANOWAR #24

PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2! Who – or what – is the man called MALGAM?

Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues here in an essential prelude to the Valiant Universe event of 2014!

Writer: Robert Venditti

Penciler: Diego Bernard

Cover Artist: Diego Bernard, Clayton Henry

Editor: Warren Simons, Josh Johns

Price: $3.99

Rating: T+

Pages: 32

On Sale: April 16, 2014

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#1 Posted by TommytheHitman (3196 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Aric. How you have changed since your first issue...

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#2 Posted by Maddpanda531 (1096 posts) - - Show Bio

That is some fantastic art!

#3 Edited by Xwraith (18125 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll put money on this being better than all the Marvel and DC events of the past decade.

...well, maybe not Annihilation.

#4 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33367 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh Aric. How you have changed since your first issue...

Yea, he never would have tried talking a few months ago

#5 Posted by Cap10nate (2297 posts) - - Show Bio

@tommythehitman said:

Oh Aric. How you have changed since your first issue...

Yea, he never would have tried talking a few months ago

I am definitely happy to see the change in the character. It's nice to see the character grow and not fall into a predictable pattern of rushing in headfirst without the proper forethought and then trying to correct his mistakes after putting himself in a bad way over and over again.

#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33367 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@tommythehitman said:

Oh Aric. How you have changed since your first issue...

Yea, he never would have tried talking a few months ago

I am definitely happy to see the change in the character. It's nice to see the character grow and not fall into a predictable pattern of rushing in headfirst without the proper forethought and then trying to correct his mistakes after putting himself in a bad way over and over again.

Yea as long as he keeps his warriors spirit but he's just not stupid about it

#7 Posted by Hawkguy (571 posts) - - Show Bio

WOW! That art is spectacular! How does Valiant get this talent? I really like how far Aric's come since his headstrong, headfirst Visigoth days. I guess going up against the Unity team and having his people back has really made him rethink his place in the world. I love Valiant and I'm excited to see this universe continue its fantastic growth.

#8 Edited by dirtbagsailor (3 posts) - - Show Bio

I dig it! Like the direction, and the possibilities.

#9 Posted by TheFirstLantern (1505 posts) - - Show Bio

SO part 1 comes out in march right? I am excited for this.

#11 Edited by Guardiandevil83 (5593 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawkguy: Reminds me some of cinematic Thor. How he is far more humble then when we first see him, and as stated..dat art!

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#12 Posted by Dman1366 (604 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawkguy: They get this talent because the artists/writers want to be there. Think about it; all of these guys grew up reading comics in the 90's; they read all of the original, non gold key, characters and fell in love with them. With Valiants relaunch, which is now better than the big two, you have all the creative teams that are more than happy to jump on these characters to give them a new look, a refined story, and continue their legacy. Have you checked out the other Valiant titles?

#13 Posted by Life_Without_Progress (1957 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, Aric's not much of a hot head anymore

#14 Edited by Fallschirmjager (17451 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

I'll put money on this being better than all the Marvel and DC events of the past decade.

...well, maybe not Annihilation.

Did you read Harbinger Wars? It got like 12 votes in the Best Event of 2013 poll but was better than Forever Evil and Infinity, by far.

Unity also epic so...

great prediction.

#15 Posted by Xwraith (18125 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

I'll put money on this being better than all the Marvel and DC events of the past decade.

...well, maybe not Annihilation.

Did you read Harbinger Wars? It got like 12 votes in the Best Event of 2013 poll but was better than Forever Evil and Infinity, by far.

Unity also epic so...

great prediction.

I didn't, because it happened before I started reading Valiant.

And I have to keep myself on a low budget for comics (I try to stay under 30 dollars a month).

#16 Posted by Fallschirmjager (17451 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

@fallschirmjager said:

@xwraith said:

I'll put money on this being better than all the Marvel and DC events of the past decade.

...well, maybe not Annihilation.

Did you read Harbinger Wars? It got like 12 votes in the Best Event of 2013 poll but was better than Forever Evil and Infinity, by far.

Unity also epic so...

great prediction.

I didn't, because it happened before I started reading Valiant.

And I have to keep myself on a low budget for comics (I try to stay under 30 dollars a month).

ah well. If you ever get the chance it was excellent. And epic.

Toyo ripped Bloodshot's face off ... :3

#17 Edited by Hawkguy (571 posts) - - Show Bio

@dman1366: I read them all! They're my favorite titles on a monthly basis, and they really impress me every step of the way. Valiant has become my favorite publisher and they're clearly the ideal when it comes to the editorial process. You're right, the creative teams definitely love writing these titles and it definitely shows.

#18 Posted by Drewyetti (67 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawkguy: I agree, i'm following valiant as they are easy to follow and it's a great getaway from Marvel & DC as they are repetitive and i need something different, modern and fresh. So far, i have read and collected in trades Harbinger (my personal favourite) Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, X-O Manowar, Eternal Warrior, Quantum and Woody (Woody is an asshole) and soon Shadowman. I hope they would add more diversity in their titles as it would reflect the 21st century, but i'm happy they have an overweight character who can fly (Zephyr) and a disabled teen who can create a psionic body with great strength and durability (Torque).