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 X-O Manowar # 1- 6
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Posted - 04/01/2017 :  06:51:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Richv1's Homepage  Reply with Quote Bookmark and Share

Title: X-O Manowar # 1
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Written by: Matt Kindt
Art by: Tomas Giorello
Color Art by: Diego Rodriguez
Lettered by: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Kenneth Rocafort, Tomas Giorello with Diego Rodriguez, Mico Suayan with David Baron, J.G. Jones, and Monika Palosz
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: Aric is a farmer on an alien planet. He is living a life of contentment. He has a farm and a woman all he needs. War though is coming to this planet.
Aric finds himself thrust into a battle. He fights to survive. The fighting is not glorious it is down right ugly. Aric makes his way to the goal of the battle, the palace.
Why did Aric really leave Earth? This needs to be answered.
Aric is portrayed as a much calmer man in this series than previously. Aric though is a viking warrior at heart. If thrust into battle he will fight and fight to win. He calls forth his greatest weapon the X-O armor.


Title: X-O Manowar # 2
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Written by: Matt Kindt
Art by: Tomas Giorello
Color Art by: Diego Rodriguez
Lettered by: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Kenneth Rocafort, Mico Suayan, David Mack
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: Aric is leading a mission to destroy a tower on Aric's new home the planet Gorin.
Aric and his team run a gauntlet of warriors to get within the tower and to the target. Their mission is a success and than the one in command wants more from Aric.
The art is rough as in it gives a rough appearance to the characters.
The characters needed more about them revealed. The more we know about them the more we would care about them.
Aric does not do a lot of fighting here. Also he only uses the power of his armor on a small scale. It has great power but Aric holds it back. Aric's nature as a warrior though does come out.



Title: X-O Manowar # 3
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Written by: Matt Kindt
Art by: Tomas Giorello
Color Art by: Lewis Larosa
Lettered by: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Kenneth Rocafort, Mico Suayan, Kaare Andrews
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: The Cadmium rule over the planet Gorin while the Azure and Burnt rebel. Aric has joined them to fight back against the Gorin.
Aric is in the city and after the President of the Cadmium along with his team of fighters.
The close ups give us some wonderfully detailed art.
Aric gets in a chase and battle over the city. This is filled with lots of fire power.
Aric we do see is a true warrior. He fits in best in a battle field during a war. His nature is to rise in the ranks and command others as he leads them to victory.



Title: X-O Manowar # 4
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Dave Johnson, Ryan Bodenheim with Michael Garland, Bob Layton with Gabe Eltaeb, Travis Escarfullery
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: The Planet Gorin is Aric's new home and here he is a warrior. He leads his men into battle. Aric is a man of honor but in this war with two sides trying to use him who's side should he be on?
The art is rough and great for showing soldiers who fight hard in battle.
Aric is doing what he thinks is right. Being a warrior and soldier is what he knows and is good at. With his full armor he could make much more of an impact. He could win the war.
This issue is a little slow as Aric stands talking to the King of the Burnt. The King as well is an honorable man who only wants what is best for his people.
Aric is a true warrior the likes of which is rarely seen but in this comic you can see him and you should.



Title: X-O Manowar # 5
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Dave Johnson, Ryan Bodenheim with Michael Garland, Neal Adams with Tim Shinn and Doug Braithwaite with Brian Reber
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: Aric leads an attack. He is merciless but honorable. Aric fights for the Azure against the Cadmium. He is a warrior first and foremost.
Aric is given a task from the ruler of the Azure. He is given the task of dealing with the Burnt.
The art style has a rough look that suits it for this comic and the people in it.
On this alien world Aric makes ready to battle an unknown force and the beast it releases. He will also have to battle the armies of the Azure as he changes his allegiances. Aric has just committed himself to going to war and many will die. To do this Aric takes back the greatest weapon in his universe the X-O Manowar suit of armor. He is now ready to fight and win. You can feel his determination.


Title: X-O Manowar # 6
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Doug Braithwaite
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Cover by: Lewis Larosa with Brian Reber
Variant Covers by: Dave Johnson, Michael Garland, Ariel Olivetti and Doug Braithwaite with Brian Reber
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.valiantuniverse.com
Comments: Monoliths in the sky are destroying the desert lands and the Burnt people who live there.
Aric has gathered together a small group of people loyal to him. They plan to stop the attacks for the people not the governments which they know are untrustworthy. It is shown clearly that they can only count on each other. It would be nice to see more of them working together.
The art is done in a style that gives a rough look to the comic. The people that live on this world are rough and the warriors tough. At times the art could be a little more clearly presented.
Aric suits up in the X-O Manowar armor but has it designed a little differently. The Monolith is attacking even more so Aric is now ready for battle.

Richard Vasseur
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