It’s hard to believe that just two years ago I was standing in front of the new comics section at Royal Collectibles, scratching my head and wondering whether or not to give the new Valiant line a chance.
Who’s this Venditti guy? I like Cary Nord’s stuff, but should I start something just based on that? But I did love the old Valiant stuff right?
Screw it! I said, what’s the worst that could happen? I get a few issues, they suck, I file ’em away in that long box of unfinished independent titles I have no interest in finishing and it gets stored in a basement at an undisclosed location.
Now, 25 issues later, I collect the whole Valiant line, had a oppurtunity to write for a website and tell people how damn good these books are, and even convinced my girlfriend to read Rai #1. Valiant is a cohesive universe with top-notch talent, while putting out some of the best produced books out there, and X-O Manowar #25 is no exception!
Regular series writer, and scribe behind the upcoming Armor Hunters event, Robert Venditti and Valiant mainstay Diego Bernard reveal the past of the team of merciless killers that have hunted down armor bearers across the universe. Why do the Armor Hunters want X-O dead? Is everything we know about the X-O armor a lie? Find out here before the Amor Hunters miniseries event begins this summer!
And as a perfect jumping on point for new fans; find out all you need to know about Aric of Dacia, a 5th century Visigoth prince, and how he became the most powerful person in the 21st century, in a back u story by Robert Venditti and industry mega-talent J.G. Jones! And more X-O stories by Tom Fowler, Justin Jordan, Barry Kitson, Cary Nord and more!!
Get in and make VALIANT FIRST on your read pile!
X-O MANOWAR #25 (PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER and JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, and ANDY RUNTON
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR141400)
Cover B by BRYAN HITCH (MAR141401)
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI (MAR141402)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAR141403)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON (MAR141404)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs. ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)