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Preview Valiant’s New Release (3/22): X-O MANOWAR #1 by Matt Kindt & Tomás Giorello

This coming Wednesday, March 22nd on New Comic Book Day (NCBD),
Valiant Entertainment has the highly-anticpated debut of an all-new volume of X-O MANOWAR!

The first issue  of the epic new ongoing series from New York Times Best-Selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Here’s a look at the #NCBD release from Valiant this Wednesday!

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Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Pre-Order Edition Cover by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

<X-O MANOWAR #1 Ushers In New Premium Printing Format w/ Spectacular Features>

COVERS AVAILABLE

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse interior artists spanning the series’ first year – including Tomás Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – present the biggest Valiant debut of all time…and unleash the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

<New ‘X-O MANOWAR’ Ongoing Series to Debut Limited Brushed Metal Variant>

PREVIEW PAGES

$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)


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*** info courtesy of Valiant Entertainment

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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