Valiant have announced that with issue #14 of their flagship ICONS title X-O Manowar, Aric of Dacia will be returning to Earth after his long sojourn on an alien world. This will be celebrated with a “standalone milestone” that’s engineered to be a jumping on point for new readers of the series, as well.
Let’s not forget the part this might play in leading up to Valiant’s Harbinger Wars 2! On April 25th, the issue written by Matt Kindt and drawn by Ariel Olivetti will bring an end to the first year of the X-O Manowar series and set the stage for things to come. Check out some of the art below and I’m sure you’ll also agree that this is some of the finest artwork we’ve ever seen from master craftsman Olivetti.
After a brutal year spent waging war on the far side of the galaxy, Aric of Dacia must now face the one thing he yearned to leave behind: planet Earth. But as the man called X-O Manowar prepares for a world-shaking homecoming, he must come to terms with a savage awakening inside himself…and the obligations that still await him on our world. Just as the forces of HARBINGER WARS 2 – Valiant’s seismic 2018 crossover event – begin to vie for Aric’s loyalties, a long-awaited reunion might just shatter everything we’ve come to believe about the fallen warrior-king in control of the universe’s most powerful weapon…
X-O Manowar #14 will feature covers by Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men), Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS), Keron Grant (Fantastic Four), and Felipe Massafera (Shaper).
We don’t have to wait long for the advent of Harbinger Wars 2, either. That event, written by Matt Kindt and Eric Heisserer, and drawn by Tomás Giorello and Raúl Allén, kicks off in May 2018. The event’s premise it that “latent telekinetic harbingers secretly live among us…with the potential to become active any moment” and this forces the American government to a “tipping point” whereby black ops group OMEN is given the authority to eliminate these threats.
Look out for X-O Manowar #14 in shops on April 25th, 2018.
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #14
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by ARIEL OLIVETTI
Cover A by KAARE ANDREWS
Cover B by RAÚL ALLÉN
Variant Cover by KERON GRANT
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by FELIPE MASSAFERA
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 25th (FOC – 4/2/18)