[Preview] “Barbarians” Arc Begins in X-O MANOWAR #15 by Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine

X-O Manowar #15

First Look: X-O MANOWAR #15 Takes Hold as
Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine Reunite for “BARBARIANS”–
In Stores May 23rd!

As first revealed at Comicon.com, Valiant Entertainment is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 – the FIRST ISSUE of “BARBARIANS,” an ALL-NEW ARC and FEROCIOUS NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (HARBINGER WARS 2, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY)! On May 23rd, the best-selling creative team behind Valiant’s epic, mind-bending DIVINITY series comes together once again for a bombastic new adventure set in heydey of the Visigoth Kingdom. Travel back, back into Aric of Dacia’s storied past, as he reveals the journey that molded him into the interstellar armor-wielding warrior he is today!

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 – Cover A by Lewis LaRosa

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover A by Lewis LaRosa
Cover B by Jim Mahfood
Variant Cover by Veronica Fish
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by Viktor Kalachev
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd
Final Order Cutoff  – 4/30/18

As HARBINGER WARS 2 besieges the Valiant Universe – and X-O Manowar along with it – Aric of Dacia cannot escape the flames that now threaten his future…or the shadows that cloud his past. Before space… Before the armor… Return to the apex of Visigoth conquest as a younger, brasher Aric and a sword-wielding grifter set off on a continent-spanning quest for fortune, glory, and power! From the bloodstained sands of the gladiatorial arena to the dunes of the Arabian Desert, meet the man who would become the warrior-king of an alien civilization – and our own world’s most powerful hero – as he sets out to seize his destiny once upon a time in a land of faraway kings and unrepentant conquerors!


On May 23rd, jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics today as visionary creators Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine reunite for a thrilling, four-part melee of blood and steely-eyed daring at the height of the barbarian age with X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), Jim Mahfood (Grrl Scouts), Veronica Fish (Spider-Woman), and Viktor Kalachev (Blue Estate)!


PLUS: Don’t miss your last chance to reserve “BARBARIANS,” the next staggering arc of Valiant’s best-selling epic series, with specially expanded, limited editions of each issue in the X-O MANOWAR #15-18 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE – available only as a pre-order set! Released monthly from May 2018 through August 2018, each PRE-ORDER EDITION comes packed with trade paperback-style extras and bonus content, including creator commentary, behind-the-scenes looks at the creation of the comics, process character designs and artwork, and first looks at upcoming issues – plus exclusive covers by  Shane Davis (Superman: Earth One) that can’t be found anywhere else!

X-O Manowar #15 – Pre-Order Edition by Shane Davis

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15-18

Written by Matt Kindt
Art by Trevor Hairsine
Covers by Shane Davis

$3.99 each [4 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+
Issue #15 on Sale MAY 23rd
Initial Order Date  – 3/29/18

Fans and retailers, take note: The only way to obtain these exclusive items is to pre-order all four issues with your local comic shop by the initial order date (IOD) of March 29th, 2018! No more copies will be made available beyond that date and subsequent issues will not be offered in later solicitations!


Valiant Entertainment





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