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It's the comic book event a decade in the making! The all-new Valiant Universe kicks off with a landmark, oversized # 1 issue of X-O Manowar by New York Times-bestselling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! Born into battle, Aric of Dacia -- heir to the throne of the Visigoth people -- has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an incomprehensible world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar! The Vine destroyed Aric's world. Now he will give them war.

List of covers and their creators:

CoverNameCreator(s)Sidebar Location
RegRegular CoverEsad Ribic1
PullPullbox Exclusive VariantCary Nord2
VarVariant Cover ADavid Aja9
VarVariant Cover BJelena Kevic-Djurdjevic3
2ndSecond Printing VariantArturo Lozzi4 & 8
3rdThird Printing Black-and-White VariantCary Nord7
4thFourth Black-and-White Printing VariantArturo Lozzi5 & 6

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4.33 stars 4.33/5 Stars Average score of 3 user reviews

Perfect Set-up 0

The Visigoths are at war and they are getting cornered and outnumbered by the Romans. Their king getting kidnapped by an alien race doesn't really help their cause.PlusAs a new reader of X-O Manowar, it was great to see the graphic on the first page which included a timeline that displayed a couple of past events and also showed where the reader would be jumping to. It also had a well organized graphic that introduced the Visigoths and Romans.The artwork for this issue complemented the plot real...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

A Great Place to Start for Valiant 0

I recently read an article on the relaunching of the Valiant Universe about a couple of comic fans who didn't want their favorite publisher to disappear so they fought to purchase it. I began to feel like this was a company run by real comic fans who care about the direction and quality of their comic universe so i decided to pickup their first release in the Summer of Valiant (last year)....X-O Manowar #1.As a new reader to the universe i was very happy to see a brief, well mapped out history o...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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