By Dustin Cabeal
The only reason this is getting posted is that Broomfield, CO is my hometown! That's right, represent... or something. But seriously, it is my hometown... and the only reason I'm posting this.
On Saturday, April 15th, Valiant is joining the party at 2nd & Charles’ Fried Pie Con Vol. 2 in Broomfield, CO – and we’re bringing along a trove of the best-reviewed collections, comics and exclusives for the only comics convention that’s all in one store!
From noon to 9 p.m. CT, join Valiant at Booth #C100 inside the Broomfield 2nd & Charles location (1 W Flatiron Crossing Dr.) to pick up your copy of the exclusive X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE CON EXCLUSIVE B&W SKETCH VARIANT – featuring the raw, unexpurgated artwork of acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody) and debuting only at 2nd & Charles! Then, explore the most acclaimed superhero series in comics today with a complete selection of trade paperbacks and deluxe hardcovers for fan-favorite and award-winning titles, including BLOODSHOTREBORN, BRITANNIA, DIVINITY, FAITH, NINJAK, X-O MANOWAR, and many more!
Plus: Available on March 22nd at your local Books-A-Million and 2nd & Charles locations, don’t miss the release of 2017’s first truly cosmic comic book milestone with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE VARIANT – featuring the fully colored, planet-smashing artwork of Tom Fowler! Valiant’s biggest series launch of all time starts here with 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 the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today, 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)!
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, war is coming to a Books-A-Million or 2nd & Charles retail center near you in the pages of the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE VARIANT, featuring artwork by fan-favorite artist Tom Fowler! Then, on April 15th, conquest takes hold at Fried Pie Con Vol. 2 with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 FRIED PIE CON EXCLUSIVE B&W SKETCH VARIANT!