Comic Review – X-O Manowar #35 by Valiant Comics

X-O Manowar #35 (“DEAD HAND” – PART 2) Written by Robert Venditti Art by Diego Bernard Cover A (Overlay Wrap) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by Rafa Sandoval Variant Cover by Juan Jose Ryp The Good The Writing Like many issues before it this issue of X-O Manowar is mostly battle. This is juxtapositioned with smaller character arcs, focusing on people affected by the battle. One thing I really appreciate is that by showing that The Vine is not limited to just bloodthirsty conquerors it shows that the battle and its aftereffects are real … Continue reading

Comic Book Review – X-O Manowar #34 from Valiant Comics

X-O MANOWAR #34 A $3.99 Comic, 32 pages, Rated T+ Written by Robert Venditti Art by Deigo Bernard Cover A (Cover Overlay) by Lewis Larosa Cover B (Wraparound) by Jorge Molina Variant Cover by  Das Pastoras Character Design Variant by Jorge Molina Artist Variant by Butch Guice The Good The Writing X-O Manowar has been the longest running ongoing series from this incarnation of Valiant comics. Because of the long-term investment of Robert Venditti it also has been one of the books most consistent in tone. This issue also shows the (final?)fate of two planets and occupants featured earlier in the series (Loam … Continue reading

Staff Picks – What To Get This Week, Wednesday March 4

Another Wednesday, so you know what’s up. Here are a few titles we suggest you look at when you visit your local comic shop.     TOP OF THE STACK Hawkeye #1 from Marvel Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Art: Perez – Herring What Marvel says: THE AVENGING ARCHERS ARE BACK! • Hawkeye returns in an all-new series featuring superstar writer Jeff Lemire in his Marvel debut and Eisner Award-winning artist Ramon Perez, as they bring you a fresh new look into the life of everyone’s favorite Avenger. With Kate Bishop, his trusted ward and protégé back at his side (not … Continue reading

Valiant Previews – Imperium #2 & X-O Manowar #34

Valiant’s flagship and longest running title, X-O Manowar, and one of its newest hits, Imperium both have issues coming out the first week of March, and we have the previews for each right here for you!  (And don’t forget NINJAK #1 is also coming out this March!) First up, X-O Manowar #34. This issue starts a brand new story arc, Dead Hand! He survived ENTER: NINJAK. He waged war on PLANET DEATH. And now he must defend the Earth from an unholy reckoning…and the doomsday protocol codenamed: DEAD HAND! This is it…X-O Manowar…face-to-face with a ROBOT ARMY HELLBENT ON THE DESTRUCTION … Continue reading

Comics First Look: X-O Manowar #0 from Valiant Comics

  Aric of Dacia, the 5th century Visigoth in possession of the universe’s most powerful weapon, the X-O Manowar armor barely survived the Armor Hunters attack.   But he has, and now in order for him to go ahead, he has to look back.  X-O Manowar #0, in stores October 8th from Valiant Comics, does just that. does just that, giving us the full story, from his days fighting for his people against the Roman Empire, to fighting for his life against the Vine, who took him from Earth 1600 years ago, only to return in the 21st Century.   From … Continue reading