Originally planned for November and then pushed back to 2020, that new X-O Manowar series by Dennis Hopeless "Hallum" and Emilio Laiso is set for release this March, according to a press release from Valiant.
New York, NY (December 16th, 2019) – X-O MANOWAR #1 unleashes the Valiant Universe's most powerful hero in an all-new series this March!
From fan-favorite writer DENNIS "HOPELESS" HALLUM (Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Visions) and breakout star artist EMILIO LAISO (Marvel's Spider-Man: Velocity), a futuristic threat arises to destroy the planet, and the ancient warrior king – Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O Manowar – is the only person with the courage and power to stand against impossible odds! Can Aric evolve into the superhero the world needs today?
The epic adventure kicks off in X-O MANOWAR #1 on March 25th, 2020, featuring colors by Ruth Redmond, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and covers by Christian Ward, Jeff Dekal, Rod Reis, Greg Smallwood, and Raúl Allén.
In the press release, Hopeless revealed that Valiant's lax editorial guidelines while writing this series about a large jellyfish is nearly as exciting as murdering a bunch of beloved teen heroes.
What excites me most about the series is how much world building Valiant is letting us do. New villains. New allies. New friends and community. We're planting Aric firmly on the ground so a big crazy comic book garden can grow up around him. There's a very human story at the heart of this, but make no mistake, we're filling up the X-O toy box with rad new toys.
While Laiso added:
In this first issue there's everything… story, comedy, surprises. I'm sure it's going to be great reading.
It better be after we've waited so long!
X-O Manowar #1 hits stores on March 25th.