Valiant is proud to present your first look inside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – the next planet-shaking chapter of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES launching Earth’s most formidable hero onto the frontline of an alien civil war that will leave no soldier unscathed! On April 26th, “SOLDIER” continues here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman & Robin) push the unstoppable X-O Manowar into the fiercest warzone he’s faced yet… Deep in the trenches, and locked in combat against an extraterrestrial war machine bent on extermination, must Aric of Dacia – wielder of the universe’s most powerful weapon – abandon his quest for a more peaceful life…and surrender to the warrior within?
Deep within the far reaches of space, the dogs of war have found Aric of Dacia. Conscripted into an alien army and forced into combat, Aric must enter an alien battlefield unlike any he’s faced before. His only hope for survival is also the source of his greatest rage – the living weapon known as the X-O Manowar armor.
On April 26th, Valiant’s superhero-driven sci-fi epic leads an all-out assault against an empire as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello deliver the next heart-stopping chapter to the year’s most essential new series, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2 – featuring covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) and Kaare Andrews (Astonishing X-Men)!
But first: Witness history in the making on March 22nd in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of THE EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists – including Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn) – that together will span the series’ first year in 2017 and beyond!
Now is the time to find out why Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello’s searing vision is recruiting an all-new legion of fans and critics to X-O MANOWAR’s call before the first issue has even hit stands:
“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders
“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect a place to start…” – Outright Geekery
“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast
“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards
“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic
“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.
But that was a lifetime ago.
Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.
But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
On March 22nd, Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello forge a new comic book legend for the 21st century as Earth’s most relentless warrior brings conquest to the stars, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1!