Review: X-O Manowar #35

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Diego Bernard
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Lewis LaRosa, Jorge Molina, Rafa Sandoval, Juan Jose Ryp

“Dead Hand Part 2: Extinction Event”

To paraphrase one of my all time favorite movie quotes, “Listen and understand. The Dead Hand is out there. They can’t be bargained with. They can’t be reasoned with. They do not feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until all Shanhara are dead.”

Robert Venditti has delivered to us a spectacular rescue story, wrought with tragedy, despair, and heartache. Venditti is crafting for Valiant another Ark of the year. No one is doing what Valiant is doing.

The art team Diego Bernard Brian Reber have blown me away again. Mass carnage!!! Epic battles. a supernova! whoooo!!! everything else was also crisp and vibrant.

The cover also represented perfectly what was happening inside the issue. Excitement right from the front cover. Cover so awesome it made the other comments shy away in disgust.

So far the Dead Hand story is shaping up to be a monumental success for Valiant. Maybe with the advent knowledge of there being other X-O suits maybe we’ll get X-O Corps. Here’s hoping.

Rating: 5 out of 5

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