Check out a black & white first look at Dennis Hallum and Emilio Laiso's X-O Manowar #1, due out March 25.
"What do you get when you cross a 4th-century Visigoth Warrior with a sentient-alien armored suit with near unlimited potential and thrust him into modern-day society? At best a clash of ideals -at worst, an explosive battle of power unlike the world has ever seen before," explains series editor Heather Antos.
"What Dennis is exploring with Aric in regards to the ramifications of X-O Manowar's actions and how they affect 'normal' people in this new series is not only very poignant for our current social climate, but makes for a powerful new chapter in the Valiant universe," the editor continues. "And the level of detail and world-building that Emilio Laiso brings into the visual storytelling only strengthens Aric's personal frustrations with not only the world, but also himself. Villains aren't so black & white anymore, and with upgraded armor, Aric is learning that the real enemy might be harder to spot than ever before."
X-O MANOWAR #1
Written by DENNIS “HOPELESS” HALLUM
Art by EMILIO LAISO
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by CHRISTIAN WARD
Cover B by JEFF DEKAL
Cover C by ROD REIS
Preorder Edition Cover by GREG SMALLWOOD
1:250 Bronze Variant Cover by RAÚL ALLÉN
Blank Cover Also Available
Harvey Award-winning writer Dennis “Hopeless” Hallum (Star Wars: Darth Vader – Dark Visions) and breakout star Emilio Laiso (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Velocity) unleash Valiant’s most powerful protector!
Torn from the past and bonded with a living alien armor, will X-O Manowar become the hero the world needs now?
As a futuristic force arises to destroy the planet, only this ancient warrior king has the courage to stand against impossible odds!
On sale MARCH 25 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+
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