Robert Venditti And Cary Nord To Relaunch X-O Manowar

On May the 2nd, Valiant Entertainment will launch X-O Manowar, a revamp of the Valiant/Acclaim character, from Surrogates creator and Iron Man writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord.

This is how they describe the character.

Born into battle and raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia is a beloved figure among his men and a leader of the Visigoth people. But when he’s taken prisoner after a brutal encounter with an alien strike force, he must capture the X-O Manowar armor – the most powerful weapon in the universe – if he’s to save his family and return to his people. But when he arrives he finds 1,600 years have passed and the most primitive man on Earth – a man out of time – now wields a weapon capable of incalculable destruction

“Some may consider him a barbarian, but Aric is a seasoned battlefield tactician and a warrior capable of taking down some of the world’s greatest adversaries with only his wits and a broadsword,” said Venditti. “So what happens when you hand this so-called primitive the universe’s most powerful weapon and drop him in the modern day? It’s a recipe for one of the most compelling action stories you’ll see on the stands in 2012.”

Basically, Conan in Iron Man’s armour. Let’s have a look at some sketches.

unnamed

The Latest Installment Of Gunnerkrigg Court Hits Stores This June

avatar copy

Spotlight On Denver Comic Con: How Do You Build A Roster Of Guests, Publishers, And Artists Into A Major Draw?

Need For Speed Gets A Reboot Bringing The Series Back To Basics

The First Five Minute Of The Whispers

DC To Run Ads On The Same Pages As The Comics

The PlayStation Experience Is Coming Back To Theatres This Year

CW To Air Season One Of The Flash Again This Summer

Divinity #1 To Be Allocated (Again) In Advance Of Fifth Printing

Live Action Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer Encourages You To Be The Batman

AndreaRiseborough

The Crow Remake To Feature Female Villain