Exclusive Preview: X-O Manowar #15 Reunites Kindt & Hairsine And Delves Into Aric’s Past

by Hannah Means Shannon

Coming up in May, X-O Manowar enters a new arc with issue #15, one which takes Aric of Dacia into the realities of Harbinger Wars 2. But on the cusp of that development, we have a reunion between the team behind Divinity, Matt Kindt and Trevor Hairsine, to take us back in time into the youthful days of Aric to unveil new mysteries behind the character.

X-O Manowar #15 will kick off the storyline “Barbarians” with Part 1, and is a solid jumping on point for any new or lapsed readers on the series.

Valiant says:

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 the 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!

This four part series is going to deliver some serious insights into Aric that no doubt will have bearing upon the events of Harbinger Wars 2.

Here’s our exclusive preview of X-O Manowar #15:

Covers on #15 are by Lewis Larosa, Jim Mahfood, Veronic Fish, and Viktor Kalvachev:

X-O Manowar #15 arrives in comic shops on May 23rd, and hits FOC on April 30th, 2018.