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Review: X-O Manowar #38

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Rafa Sandoval
Inker: Jordi Tarragona
Colors: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Covers: Rafa Sandoval, Jordi Tarragona, Ulises Arreola, Cary Nord, Cafu, Brian Reber, Jay Fabare, Tom Fowler

Valiant Entertainment proudly presents…

The wedding of…X-O Manowar

This issue…was a heartfelt closure in more ways than one. This would be a great jumping on issue for the new readers. It closed a chapter in Aric’s life, but opened another for the both of them. There are, however, seeds of dissent that will come to light in the near future.

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Review: X-O Manowar #37

XO_037_COVER-A_SEGOVIAWriter: Robert Venditti
Artist: Diego Bernard
Inks: Ryan Winn, Mark Pennington, BIT
Colors: Brian Reber
Letters: Dave Sharpe
Covers: Stephen Segovia, Brian Reber, Rafa Sandoval, Ulises Arreola, Das Pastoras, Francis Portela, Andrew Dalhouse

Valiant Entertainment

Dead Hand #4: Red Earth

The line has been drawn. Dead Hand stops here. It’s do or die time. And Earth, knowingly, is at stake. Aric, along with a Cadre of other sentient armors, make a push to stop a horde of drones bent on a single mission…annihilate the armors, and reseed the world’s affected by the armors. Question is…why destroy entire planets unnecessarily?

Robert Venditti has successfully implanted that though into my head as I have been reading this series. Finally, we get to where we understand why Shanhara/Aric have such a special relationship. His willpower is greater than her own. And I think the armor likes that about him. Robert does a great job of making that apparent against the other armor wearers. And that he is now their king.

Diego’s art was mesmerizing! A planetoid that is a death dealing robot armada facing off against a small Cadre of super armor wearing individuals was exciting! And all those energy weapons! Wow!

Brian Reber, Ryan Winn, Mark Pennington, and BIT do a great job of making all this action stand out against the backdrop of space. And the colors inside the the planetoid were just as exciting!

As for the covers. I just can’t bring myself to single out just any one of them!

Overall, this was an action packed issue deserving of the X-O Manowar title. The Valiant team did a great job defending our world from impending doom. This is why more people are reading Valiant now than ever before.

Rating: 5/5

Review: X-O Manowar: Valiant 25th Anniversary Special #1

Writer: Robert Venditti
Artist: Cafu
Color Art: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Art: Cary Nord, Cafu

Valiant Entertainment

“Who was Shanhara?”

Shanhara is now my favorite Valiant heroine. The sacrifices that a father has to make in order to save his child. And his people. This story has been long in the making, and exceeds all expectations. Time means nothing to Shanhara. Love means everything to Shanhara.

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First Look: BOOK OF DEATH #1 – The Future Stands Revealed in the Epic Valiant Event of Summer 2015

So let it be written… So let it be done… On July 15th, the next two thousand years of history collide with the most powerful heroes of today in the must-read event of the summer!

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Review: X-O Manowar #36

Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciler: Diego Bernard
Inker: Ryan Winn
Colorist: Brian Reber
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover Artists: Rafa Sandoval, Jorge Molina, Stephen Segovia, Ryan Lee

Dead Hand #3

Aric seems to be in a desperate situation. After hearing about Dead Hand’s intentions towards Earth, he has to do something that he is not accustomed to doing. Asking for help. War is at earth’s door. And we are sorely unprepared for what’s coming.

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You’re Invited To A Wedding in Valiant’s ‘X-O Manowar’ #38

Valiant Hosts THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR in July – An Oversized, 48-Page Spectacular!

This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer…THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!
Valiant is proud to announce X-O MANOWAR #38 – an oversized, 48-page wedding spectacular uniting Aric of Dacia, aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar, with his new love, Saana of Loam, before a cast of special guests from across the Valiant Universe!

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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.” Continue reading Review: X-O Manowar #35

Preview: X-O MANOWAR #35


Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB151660)
Cover B (Wraparound) by JORGE MOLINA (FEB151661)
Variant Cover by RAFA SANDOVAL (FEB151662)
Variant Cover by JUAN JOSE RYP (FEB151663)

APRIL 1, 2015
32 pgs. | T+

DEAD HAND means death!

In the far reaches of deep space, the ultimate fail-safe of an extinct alien race has finally counted down to zero…and the robot army called DEAD HAND has been activated. The civilization that built them has fallen…and, now, to combat the doomsday threat that destroyed their world, DEAD HAND will complete the mission that their creators could not. Soulless and brutal, this billion strong legion is the phantom army of a dead world…and it will cleanse the universe by any means necessary. But what unthinkable menace were they created to destroy? And will DEAD HAND’s slow march across the galaxy spell death for countless worlds?

Soon, Aric of Dacia will be forced to confront the secrets that have pushed him to the terrible turning point that is DEAD HAND…and battle a single-minded killing machine unlike any he has seen before! Outmatched and vastly outnumbered, how can Aric stop something unstoppable…something that knows no fear, only eradication?

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