XO Manowar is Aric of Dacia. A fifth century Visigoth barbarian in high-tech alien battle armor. Gilad Anni-Padda is the millennia old soldier known as the Eternal Warrior. He is the Fist and Steel of the Geomancers and military strategist supreme.
No good can from these two meeting in the present day Valiant Universe, especially when they apparently had some problems in the past.
Writer Robert Venditti has shown us how important Aric’s code of honor is, by setting him loose on his alien tormentor’s home planet, and rescuing the surviving humans from their slave pens. Now he returns to earth with his followers and sets his sights on ruling his ancestral homeland of Dacia, which turns out be part of current day Romania and Moldova. Smack dab in the middle of Europe.
So as the old saying goes: fight fire with fire. Or in this case Barbarian with Barbarian. When the governments of these countries need help in steps the Eternal Warrior, the immortal soldier who has fought in every battle since war was invented.
Lee Garbett’s crisply detailed art work, and his larger than life panel arrangements are the perfect tools to display this epic clash in the making.
I guarantee you this issue will be a turning point in the Valiant universe and set the stage for its future. ( kaff.kaff. UNITY kaff.kaff )