PopCultHQ First Look: ‘X-O Manowar’ #48 from Valiant (Out 7/27)

As the countdown to X-O Manowar‘s landmark issue #50 finale continues, the Valiant Universe’s greatest hero must join forces with his own bitterest foe to prevent Armageddon!

X-O Manowar #48 – the cataclysmic continuation of the year’s seismic storyline, “Long Live the King,” by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil)! On July 27th, Aric of Dacia – the unstoppable X-O Manowar – faces his darkest days as the ancient alien race known as the Torment incite a reign of terror upon all of humanity! With annihilation nigh, X-O Manowar must charge into his greatest battle yet – one that will change his future…and the fate of the entire Valiant Universe…forever!

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The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself— has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete extermination is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor! But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help…the cunning, but savage Commander Trill!

On July 27th, history will be made across the cosmos when Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre bring Valiant’s landmark series one step closer to the ultimate reckoning! With only two issues to go until the milestone issue #50 finale, don’t miss a single game-changing moment here in X-O Manowar #48 – featuring covers by Kano (Swamp Thing), Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth), Khoi Pham (Ninjak), Diego Latorre (Dante’s Inferno), Thony Silas (Justice League: Gods & Monsters), and Sergio Davila (Injustice: Gods Among Us) – as “Long Live the King” marches onward!

x2Also, the X-O Manowar #50 Countdown Giveaway continues! For no extra cost, each issue of the massive “Long Live the King” epic will be bagged with one of 50 exclusive, 4-by-6 inch “micro-prints” featuring the one and only X-O Manowar as realized by a sensational cast of comics’ biggest talents – or original, hand-drawn original artwork randomly inserted in each issue! The X-O Manowar #50 Countdown Giveaway will continue all summer long across all issues of the “Long Live the King” story arc – including September’s oversized, blockbuster issue #50 finale!

Plus: Valiant is marking 50 epic issues with a formidable line-up of covers from an all-star cast of comics greats! Leading the charge is the X-O Manowar #50 All-Star Jam Cover – the biggest-ever jam cover in comics history, featuring 50 major comics talents in celebration of 50 issues for Valiant’s flagship series! Debuting as X-O Manowar #50‘s standard shelf cover, this never-before-attempted comics breakthrough features a breathtaking collection of top talents as they each deliver an all-new take on Valiant’s leading hero in their own signature style.

Then, this September, a whole new era for Valiant’s flagship hero begins in X-O Manowar #50…and you won’t believe what’s coming next!

First: “Long Live the King” goes out in a world-shaking blaze of glory with New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti and extraordinary artists Joe Bennett and Roberto de la Torre manning the front line, alongside an all-star battalion of artists from across X-O Manowar‘s landmark 56-issue run: Cary Nord (Conan), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters), Diego Bernard (Ninjak), Rafa Sandoval (Green Lantern), and Robert Gill (Book of Death)! Then, from all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar’s unparalleled impact as one of the longest running superhero series in comics today with all-new, never-before-seen tales and tributes from Jody Houser (Faith) & Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man), Matt Kindt (Divinity II) & Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War  Mother), Philip Tan (Suicide Squad), and more along the way!

Spanning X-O Manowar’s five-year-long impact on the people of Earth, and setting the stage for star-smashing adventures yet to come in 2017 and beyond, no comic book fan can afford to miss the ultimate cosmic battle for the fate of Valiant’s most powerful hero, only in X-O Manowar #50!

 

Cover A by Kano
Cover A by Kano

X-O Manowar #48

(“Long Live the King” – Part 2)

Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by JOE BENNETT and ROBERTO DE LA TORRE
Cover A by KANO
Cover B by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover C by KHOI PHAM
Variant Cover by DIEGO LATORRE
Variant Cover by THONY SILAS
Variant Cover by SERGIO DAVILA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 27 

 

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A look at the upcoming X-O Manowar #50 cover:

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