The Return Of The Armor? Your First Look At Valiant’s X-0 Manowar ‘Visigoth’ Arc In Issue #11

by Hannah Means Shannon

As we’ve been aware of since the beginning of X-O Manowar’s ICONS launch, the series is proceeding through various phases tracking the rise of Aric of Dacia in his attempt to hide out on an alien planet and live the life of a farmer.

Caught up in a civil war, which made him a soldier, and finally an Emperor, Aric is facing up to his true past in the newest arc arriving in January 2018 with issue #11, “Visigoth”.

Established as a jumping-on point for new readers, the issue, written by Matt Kindt and illustrated by Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), finds Aric exiled from the empire he once conquered and “hunted by a band of cold-blooded mercenaries with a price on his head”. These bounty hunters have been teased a lot as strange and interesting characters, and issue #11 will be the place to check them out.

X-O Manowar is going to have to “return to his roots as a sword-wielding warrior of Earth” to beat these bounty hunters, but that can only mean he has to return to the armor that he’s been rejecting all this time.

Here’s our first look at Bodenheim’s line art on issue #11, “Visigoth”:

Here are your ordering options for this issue and the bundle for this arc of the story:

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11 (NEW ARC! “VISIGOTH” – PART ONE)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RYAN BODENHEIM
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Interlocking Variant by ARIEL OLIVETTI
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by JAY ANACLETO
32 pgs. |$3.99 | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JANUARY 24th (FOC – 1/1/2018)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #10-14 PRE-ORDER EDITION BUNDLE
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by RENATO GUEDES and RYAN BODENHEIM
Covers by RENATO GUEDES and RYAN BODENHEIM (OCT171928)
$19.95 [5 issues] | 40 pgs. each | T+ | Issue #10 On Sale DECEMBER 20th (IOD – 10/26/2017)