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PopCultHQ Review – X-O MANOWAR #43 (On sale this Wednesday!)

X-O MANOWAR & Ninjak
X-O MANOWAR & Ninjak working side-by-side?  The Kill List begins!

X-O MANOWAR #43 from Valiant Entertainment hits shelves this Wednesday.  PopCultHQ has your first look at a new story arc entitled, “The Kill List.”  This issue is setting the stage for an all-out war in efforts to prevent a global extinction.  Writer Robert Vendetti delivers a strong, compelling story accompanied by illustrator Robert Gill’s crisp and bold artwork, when combined produce an intriguing installment to lay the groundwork for this sure-to-be action-packed and intense standoff.

The illusive Vine plantings, under the leadership of Commander Trill, are posed to take the planet for themselves by waging a war on mankind.  Aric of Dacia finds himself in a predicament facing the impending war… he is to join once again with the formidable assassin Ninjak.  Is this pairing enough to save mankind and defeat the Vine?  “The Kill List” begins NOW! Pick up a copy of X-O MANOWAR #43 this Wednesday on new comics day!


Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ (NOV151708)
Cover B by STEPHEN MOONEY (NOV151709)
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS (NOV151710)
Variant Cover by MIKE CHOI (NOV151711)

Official synopsis from Valiant:

With two kingdoms now under his command, Aric of Dacia has pledged loyalty to his adopted nation – the United States of America – and now… America has given him a new mission: destroy the Vine’s network of humanoid alien agents once and for all. To do it, he’ll have to turn to the one man among us he can trust…his own former enemy, the deadly MI-6 operative called Ninjak!

Meanwhile, the Vine’s most militant warrior, Commander Trill, is readying a counterattack…and what happens next will shake the Valiant Universe to its core. Can X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut their way to the source of this stealth attack before all is lost?

New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and rising star Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) prepare the next epic salvo in X-O MANOWAR’s unfolding epic as the march toward the issue #50 game-changer continues!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 6

Take a look at a few of the pages and get ready for some intense action!

Be sure to check out X-O MANOWAR #43 this week, along with Valiant’s other exciting titles.



Jason Bennett
Jason Bennett is PopCultHQ's senior editor, a contributing writer, and comic book reviewer/reporter. He is a big lover of coffee, cats, cooking and comics (plus all things Green Lantern). He is a strong supporter of indie comics, creators, and publishers and Chris Hardwick is his spirit animal (we don't know how to respond to that). Follow Jason on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @TahoeJBennett
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