Reinventing a beloved superhero for a new era is a tough task. It’s even tougher when the character had completely vanished from comic shelves for years. That’s the task that faced Robert Venditti and Cary Nord in 2012 when they relaunched the Valiant Universe’s flagship character X-O Manowar for a new audience. Now, in August 2018, Valiant is going to give readers an opportunity to revisit that run with a massive edition collecting the first half of the series, as well as some very important tie-in stories!
Aric of Dacia was a Visigoth warrior, born under the oppressive regime of the Roman Empire. However, he finds himself abducted one night by a completely different oppressor, the alien race known as The Vine. He slaved under these new masters until he was delivered in an unexpected moment as he bonded with a fantastic weapon of incredible power- the X-O Manowar armor. With the armor, he broke free of his captors and returned home, only to find that centuries had passed, and he found himself trapped in the present day. In that time, The Vine had infiltrated and secretly taken hold in his world. So he fought back in the only way he knew how-he gave them war.
This massive volume, containing over 800 pages, collects X-O Manowar (2012) #1-29, Unity (2013) #1-4 and Armor Hunters #1-4, chronicling Aric of Dacia’s first few years in the Manowar armor. It also introduced a new generation of readers to Aric, The Vine, Ninjak, and features the debuts of dozens of Valiant Universe mainstays like the Unity team, GIN-GR, Colonel Capshaw and more.
This volume contains work from creators including Venditti, Nord, Matt Kindt, Doug Braithwaite, Lee Garbett, Diego Bernard and many more, all wrapped in a cover by Paolo Rivera.
Check it out on August 22nd when it comes to stores and digitally!
X-O MANOWAR COMPENDIUM ONE TPB
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI and MATT KINDT
Art by CARY NORD, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, LEE GARBETT, DIEGO BERNARD, and TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$59.99 US | 880 pgs. | T+ | On Sale AUGUST 22nd
TRADE PAPERBACK | ISBN: 978-1-68215-241-6