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X-O Manowar

Aric of Dacia is a Visigoth warrior in Pollentia, 402 A.D. During a battle with the Romans, Aric sees what look like space ships as aliens horde men and women inside it. As the battle continues, Aric’s father is slain. He gives Aric his sword before dying. Full of anger and rage, Aric charges the Romans, only to be knocked out and enslaved with the other Visigoths.

After escaping, Aric makes his way to Earth, 2012 A.D.

First published by Valiant Comics in the 90′s, the current version began under the new Valiant Entertainment group during the summer of 2012.

X-O Manowar #1

“Blades and Open Fields” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Cary Nord; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Aric and the other Visigoths fight the invading Romans.
  • the Romans have sided with the vicious spider-aliens

First Issue; cover by Rian Hughes, Esad Ribic; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated May 2012
X-O Manowar #2

“Escaping Eden” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Cary Nord; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Aric finds the X-O armor

stor note: Aric begins his escape from the Vine Colony slave ship; cover by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated June 2012
X-O Manowar #3

“The Road to Rome” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Cary Nord; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Aric with the X-O armor fights Commander Trill to escape the ship
  • Aric leaves the visigoths so he may come back and save them

cover by Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated July 2012
X-O Manowar #4

“Then & Now” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Cary Nord; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Aric returns to Earth only to find 1600 years have passed

cover by Doug Braithwaite; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Aug 2012
X-O Manowar: By the Sword

collects X-O Manowar #1-4; cover taken from X-O Manowar #1; published by Valiant Entertainment; 112 pages; $9.99; cover-dated Dec 2012

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X-O Manowar #5

“Clandestine Gatherings” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Lee Garbett; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • The vine controls have infiltrated the worlds power
  • Ninjak is hired surreptitiously by the vine to find and kill Aric of Dacia

cover by Mico Suayan; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Sept 2012
X-O Manowar #6

“Hunter and Hunted” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Lee Garbett; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Ninjak vs Aric for the Manowar armor

cover by Doug Braithwaite; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Oct 2012
X-O Manowar #7

“Uneasy Alliances” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Lee Garbett; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • As Aric and Ninjak fight, the Vine has sent a annihilation fleet to destroy all life on Earth

cover by Doug Braithwaite; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Nov 2012
X-O Manowar #8

“Vauxhall Cross” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Lee Garbett; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Ninjak and X-O team up to bring down the Vine

cover by Doug Braithwaite; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Dec 2012
X-O Manowar: Enter Ninjak

collects X-O Manowar #5-8; cover taken from X-O Manowar #5; published by Valiant Entertainment; 112 pages; $14.99; cover-dated Apr 2013

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X-O Manowar #9

“Prelude to Planet Death, Part 1″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Trevor Hairsine
  • the invading fleet has arrived and it’s up to Aric and the X-O Manowar armor to stop them

cover by Trevor Hairsine; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Jan 2013
X-O Manowar #10

“Prelude to Planet Death, Part 2″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Trevor Hairsine
  • The vine changes plans and only wants to destroy Aric of Dacia

cover by Trevor Hairsine; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Feb 2013
X-O Manowar #11

“Planet Death, Part 1″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Cary Nord
  • Aric begins his one man invasion of the Vine homeworld, Loam

cover by Clayton Craine; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Mar 2013
X-O Manowar #12

“Planet Death, Part 2″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Cary Nord
  • Aric finds that the Visigoths are slaves on Loam.
  • Aric attempts to rescue the Visigoths

cover by Marko Djurdjevic; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Apr 2013
X-O Manowar #13

“Planet Death, Part 3″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Cary Nord
  • the Vine leader launch a last ditch attack that will leave Loam in ruins

cover by Trevor Hairsine; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated May 2013
X-O Manowar #14

“Planet Death, Part 4″ -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Cary Nord
  • Aric decides the fate of Loam

cover by Arturo Lozzi; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated June 2013
X-O Manowar: Planet Death

collects X-O Manowar #9-14; cover taken from X-O Manowar #11; published by Valiant Entertainment; 144 pages; $14.99; cover-dated Sept 2013

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X-O Manowar #15

“Homecoming” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Lee Garbett; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Aric returns to Earth with his Visigoth people, intent on reclaiming their land

cover by Trevor Hairsine; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated July 2013
X-O Manowar #16

“Broken History” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; pencils by Lee Garbett; inks by Stefano Guadiano
  • Gilead the Eternal Warrior attempts to broker a peace deal with his old friend Aric of Dacia

cover by W. Moose Baumann, Patrick Zircher; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Aug 2013
X-O Manowar #17

“Dacia” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Lee Garbett
  • Aric must protect the Visigoths from the modern militaries

cover by Will Conrad, Brian Reber; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99; cover-dated Aug 2013
X-O Manowar #18

“Soft Targets” -- 22 pages

  • written by Robert Venditti; art by Lee Garbett
  • the U.N and and NATO prepare to attack the new land of Dacia

cover by Clayton Craine; published by Valiant Entertainment; $3.99
Jelena Kevic Djurdjevic
; cover-dated Oct 2013

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