X-O Manowar is a superhero in the Valiant Universe. He is Aric of Dacia, a 5th Century Visigoth warrior who was abducted by a race of aliens called Spider Aliens in Valiant Comics and The Vine in Valiant Entertainment, respectively, who are attempting to wage war on planet Earth. Aric manages to escape by stealing their most powerful weapon, the X-O Manowar Armor of the name Shanhara, and returns to Earth. However, due to the nature of space-travel he finds that over 1,600 years have passed and everyone he knows is gone. He now has to adjust to the modern world and to the sentient armor's abilities and knowledge.
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New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, Green Lantern) and Valiant-exclusive sensations Pere Pérez (ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) lead off a centuries- spanning look at X-O Manowar’s past, present… and future! From the outcome of a bloodstained battle on the frontier of the Roman Empire that continues to be felt to this day, to the last days of Aric of Dacia and the future of the X-O Manowar armor all the way to the year 4001 A.D.! Then: The life and times of the unstoppable X-O Manowar loom large as a massive cast of rising stars and superstar talents – including Amy Chu (Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death), Adam Gorham (DEAD DROP), Jody Houser (FAITH), Mike McKone (Teen Titans) and more – come together for tales of Valiant’s most powerful hero…and his allies and foes alike! Collecting X-O MANOWAR 2016 ANNUAL #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1
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Witness the last stand of Earth’s greatest champion in “LONG LIVE THE KING!” They’re here! The Torment – a world-devouring race older than history itself — has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor! But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth’s most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help – the savage Commander Trill! New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and acclaimed artists Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil) make history across the cosmos as Valiant’s flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #47–50.
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X-O Manowar and Ninjak go deep undercover for…”THE KILL LIST”! With two kingdoms now under his command, Aric of Dacia has pledged loyalty to his adopted nation – the United States of America – and now America has given him a new mission: destroy the Vine’s network of humanoid alien agents, once and for all. To do it, he’ll have to turn to the one man among us he can trust…his own former enemy, the deadly MI-6 operative called Ninjak! New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and explosive artists Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH), Francis Portela (Green Lantern), and CAFU (IMPERIUM) prepare the next salvo in X-O MANOWAR’s unfolding epic! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #43–46, X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0, and X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1.
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Two people. One world. Can a man of war broker peace between earth and alien nation? Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a God in the eyes of the alien race known as The Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND, The Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) unite here to begin a bold and tragic new era in the life of X-O Manowar! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #38–42.
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ARMORINES...ATTACK! Since Aric of Dacia returned from the stars, terror and destruction have followed in his wake – and the nations of Earth have had enough. As the world rushes into a new arms race, X-O Manowar will find himself confronted by a calculating paramilitary force designed to duplicate – and outmatch – the destructive potential of his own armor. But who is this bleeding-edge commando unit – and what plans does their fiendishly familiar leader have in store for the universe’s most powerful weapon? Can X-O Manowar survive his first encounter with the all-new ARMORINES? Find out here as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (The Flash, Green Lantern), Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns), and Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy) unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #30–32 and X-O MANOWAR #0.
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The past catches up with Earth’s Visigoth guardian! Aric of Dacia may have left Planet Gorin behind, but its people still remember the ruin they felt in his wake…and so do the bounty hunters who sought to end his barbaric reign! Now, they’ve arrived on our world to finish the job they started – and this time, they don’t plan on taking X-O Manowar alive! Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #23–26.
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The road to ARMOR HUNTERS starts here! Aric of Dacia, a ﬁfth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top- secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. Collecting X-O MANOWAR #23-24 and the oversized X-O MANOWAR #25 anniversary spectacular, the march toward ARMOR HUNTERS begins here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot artist Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) join an all-star cast of comic book superstars – including Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (Conan), and many more – to deliver an essential introduction to the biggest Valiant event ever attempted “Fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy… This is an event we can’t wait for.” – IGN
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The Agents of G.A.T.E. vs. the Brothers of the Bomb! Beyond time, space, and reality, there lies the Unknown…and now it’s coming here! When soldiers from a mysterious foreign realm arrive on Earth, it’s up to the armored Visigoth known as X-O Manowar – newly returned to the planet and now the leader of his own elite G.A.T.E. unit – to deal with the intrusion. But are these otherworldly emissaries truly the threat they appear to be, or does a larger danger loom over the Valiant Universe still? Worlds collide as Eisner Award-nominated writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Grass Kings) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) bring a new plane of existence crashing down upon our own in a brand-new jumping-on point for 2017’s best-selling series! Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19–22.
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X-O Manowar – locked in battle with Valiant’s all-star superteam, Unity! X-O Manowar finally has it all, and his people finally have a land they can call home…but threats from all sides now threaten to destroy the man inside the armor, Aric of Dacia, and the peace he has struggled to secure. While unrest stirs and Aric’s camp threatens to rebel against him, the most dangerous strike force ever assembled – Unity – have joined forces with the Harbinger Foundation’s Toyo Harada to achieve but one goal: destroy X-O Manowar before his actions push in western civilization to the brink of all-out nuclear annihilation. Collecting X-O MANOWAR #19-22 by New York Times best- selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artists Cary Nord (Conan), Vincente Cifuentes (Batgirl), and Trevor Hairsine (Eternal Warrior), prepare yourself for an all-new story arc of the epicenter of the year’s biggest comics event that will leave X-O Manowar – and the Valiant Universe with him – forever changed.
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A battle-scarred mission from Aric of Dacia’s youth… Before space… Before the armor… Return to the apex of the 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! Jump on board one of the most acclaimed series in comics here as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (HARBINGER WARS 2, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Trevor Hairsine (ETERNITY) – the best-selling team behind the DIVINITY trilogy – reunite for a thrilling melee of blood and steely- eyed daring at the height of the barbarian age with a brutal new chapter in the epic saga of X-O Manowar! Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15–18.
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It’s here! The seismic final volume of X-O Manowar from New York Times best-selling writer and longtime scribe Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps) and extraordinary artists Robert Gill (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) Joe Bennett (52) and Roberto de la Torre (Daredevil), alongside an all-star battalion of writers and artists from across X-O Manowar’s landmark run – now in deluxe, oversized hardcover! For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar has stood unrivaled as the universe’s most powerful weapon. Today, will it equal Earth’s doom? An unthinkable alien race known only as The Torment has come to our world in search of the armor’s secrets. Now, they stand opposed by Aric of Dacia – former slave, noble warrior, resolute king, and current master of the armor’s near-limitless capabilities. But are one man…and one weapon… enough to repel a force capable of leveling a thousand civilizations? A whole new era for X-O Manowar begins here…and you won’t believe what’s coming next! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #43–50, X-O MANOWAR: COMMANDER TRILL #0, X-O MANOWAR 2016 ANNUAL #1, BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1, and 4001 A.D.: X-O MANOWAR #1, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras!
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To this king…a kingdom. With his nation state of Dacia fortified in eastern Romania, X-O Manowar has bent the world to his will. But he will not stand unopposed. With the assembled forces of the United Nations and NATO primed to assail the newly founded homeland of the Visigoth people, the man inside the indestructible Manowar armor is about find himself more vulnerable than ever – and with everything he holds dear on the threshold of a terrible turning point for the Valiant Universe… Collecting X-O MANOWAR #15-18 and featuring X-O Manowar’s first explosive confrontation with the Eternal Warrior, start reading here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.) launch a bold new era for the series that SuperHeroHype calls “a must read.” “Big things are stirring in X-O Manowar.” – IGN “X-O Manowar is a book you’d be crazy to not have on your pull list.” – Comic Vine
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From SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR...to OUTCAST! Aric of Dacia’s bone-crushing climb to the throne of an alien world earned him scores of allies…and a legion of scorned enemies. Now, stripped of his crown and cast out of his kingdom, the man known as X-O Manowar must return to his roots as a sword-wielding warrior of Earth if he is to survive the relentless band of intergalactic bounty hunters that have been hired to kill him cold. But with few places left to turn, could the last Visigoth’s best hope be the all-powerful…but insidious…weapon he once swore away: the X-O Manowar armor? X-O MANOWAR’s whirlwind first year in the Valiant Universe comes to a climax here in a bold new volume from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and explosive artists Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead) and Ariel Olivetti (Incredible Hulk)! Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #11–14.
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New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar artists Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns), Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), CAFU (RAI), and Clay Mann (NINJAK) unite for a devastating cosmic showdown right here in the next deluxe volume of the series Comic Book Resources calls “grandiose and epic.” 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? Collecting X-O MANOWAR #30–42, X-O MANOWAR #0, and X-O MANOWAR: VALIANT 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1, along with more than 20 pages of rarely seen art and extras.
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The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader! From superstar creators Robert Venditti, Cary Nord and Trevor Hairsine, jump on board one of the year’s most ambitious series as X-O Manowar ignites an interstellar war and changes the landscape of the Valiant Universe forever! Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. This is PLANET DEATH! Collecting the complete PLANET DEATH saga from X-O MANOWAR #9-14 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Surrogates) and superstar artists Cary Nord (Conan) and Trevor Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here to find out why X-O Manowar’s one-man revenge mission has IGN declaring “X-O Manowar still kicks butt. Bring on Planet Death.” “Downright amazing.” – Comic Vine “Venditti continues to execute his vision with deadly precision. Everyone should be on board…” – Bloody Disgusting
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The ultimate turning point! A war has been won, a victory has been decided… and now, an entire alien world kneels before the throne of their new leader: the unstoppable X-O MANOWAR! He has traded his armor for a crown and a new age now begins… even as an extraterrestrial invader readies an interplanetary attack that could pull Aric of Dacia from the newfound safety of his imperial palace and back into the blood-sodden battlefields where his conquest began. Comics superstar Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI) joins New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (RAPTURE, Mind MGMT) to summit the next pinnacle of 2017’s best-selling independent superhero series – and unleash a blistering, new interstellar opus chronicling the most powerful moment yet in the history of Valiant’s unrelenting icon! Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #7–10.
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From New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, The Flash) and all-star artists Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) and Doug Braithwaite (NINJAK) comes the next oversized volume collecting the series IGN calls “fantastic, action-packed storytelling that never fails to satisfy” as X-O Manowar begins his greatest challenge yet! Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The Armor Hunters are coming. They have sworn to rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor’s incalculable destructive power and they have found their final target. Earth will be the greatest hunt of all… and the fight for survival begins here. Featuring backup stories from an all-star cast of comic book superstars – including Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (QUANTUM AND WOODY), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), Cary Nord (Conan), and many more – the pulse-pounding storyline that redefines Valiant’s flagship hero is collected here in a prestige-sized hardcover packed with 20+ pages of rarely seen bonus materials and special features! Collecting X-O MANOWAR #23–#29 and ARMOR HUNTERS #1-4
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X-O Manowar vs. Ninjak! X-O Manowar has returned to Earth — and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. Hired by members of The Vine hidden deep within Earth’s governments, Ninjak has been sent to bring back the Manowar armor at any cost. But what happens when the world’s foremost weapons specialist engages the universe’s most powerful weapon head on? And even if Ninjak can defeat the armor’s defenses, does he stand a chance against the savage warrior that controls it? It’s raw power versus stealth and cunning in the second thrilling volume of X-O Manowar — and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again. From New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman & Robin), this volume collects the best- selling “Enter: Ninjak” storyline from X-O MANOWAR #5-8, featuring the debut of Valiant’s next breakout hero! “X-O Manowar is not just one of Valiant’s best books, it’s one of the best books being published right now, period.” – IGN “X-O Manowar is about as much fun as you’ll have with a comic all month.” – Complex
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X-O Manowar’s path to domination darkens as blockbuster artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) joins New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) for the perfect planet-shaking continuation of Valiant’s biggest series yet! In the fires of victory, a soldier becomes… a general. With the hostile Cadmium army crushed beneath his force’s boots, Aric of Dacia now commands an entire fleet into the final battle for the soul of an empire. But as a new dawn rises across this unrelenting alien world, what vicious new menace will come forth to greet it? Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4-6.
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From barbarian...to agent...to hero! New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (HARBINGER WARS 2, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artists Trevor Hairsine (ETERNITY), Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA), and Tomás Giorello (NINJA-K) come together for a thrilling melee of blood and steely-eyed daring right here in a deluxe edition hardcover collecting the next epic chapter of the Eisner Award-nominated run of X-O MANOWAR! Collecting X-O MANOWAR (2017) #15-26 along with 20+ pages of rarely seen designs, process art, and behind-the-scenes extras in a must-own, oversized hardcover edition of the series CBR calls, “stunning”!