Valiant to Drop X-O Manowar Compendium on Bookstores in August; Look Out, Because it Weighs a Ton!

Posted by April 30, 2018 Comment

Valiant Entertainment will publish an 880 page X-O Manowar compendium this August, the perfect way to enjoy the chart-topping, award-winning series that relaunched the Valiant Universe in a value-priced softcover format, and also the perfect tool with which to bludgeon to death insolent fools who dare interrupt you while you’re reading it. From the press release:

On August 22nd, go back to where the war began with this first, gigantic volume in a value-priced paperback series that collects the complete adventures of Valiant’s armored Visigoth, starting with the first two years of Aric of Dacia’s journey from barbarian prince to superpowered protector in X-O MANOWAR (2012) #1–29, UNITY (2013) #1–4, and ARMOR HUNTERS #1–4!

Beginning with award-winning and critically beloved runs by New York Times best-selling writers Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and Matt Kindt (UNITY, Grass Kings), and featuring incredible art by Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (Conan, Star Wars), Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A.), Lee Garbett (Lucifer), Diego Bernard (NINJAK), Trevor Hairsine (DIVINITY), and more, a celebrated, star-studded cast of Valiant’s biggest talents comes together right here for one of the best-selling and longest-running superhero series of the modern era!

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 known as The Vine. 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. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

Look for it in stores (it shouldn’t be hard to find at that size) on August 22nd.

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

Also look for a new arc from the creative team of Divinity in X-O Manowar in May:

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15 (NEW ARC! “BARBARIANS” – PART 1)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR182002)
Cover B by JIM MAHFOOD (MAR182003)
Interlocking Variant by VERONICA FISH (MAR182004)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by VIKTOR KALVACHEV (MAR182005)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 23rd (FOC – 4/30/18)

As HARBINGER WARS 2 besieges the Valiant Universe – and X-O Manowar along with it – Aric of Dacia cannot escape the flames that now threaten his future…or the shadows that cloud his past. Before space… Before the armor… Return to the apex of Visigoth conquest as a younger, brasher Aric and a sword-wielding grifter set off on a continent-spanning quest for fortune, glory, and power! From the bloodstained sands of the gladiatorial arena to the dunes of the Arabian Desert, meet the man who would become the warrior-king of an alien civilization – and our own world’s most powerful hero – as he sets out to seize his destiny once upon a time in a land of faraway kings and unrepentant conquerors!

(Last Updated April 30, 2018 3:29 pm )

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