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VALIANT FIRST delivers another must-read milestone this May with a blockbuster, 48-page celebration of X-O Manowar’s 25th issue…and an essential introduction to the comic book event of 2014 – ARMOR HUNTERS! Find out why the galaxy’s most feared team of hunter-killers have journeyed across the stars to destroy the X-O Manowar armor and the Earth along with it in ARMOR HUNTERS: BURIAL by Robert Venditti & Diego Bernard. Then, revisit the roots of Aric of Dacia’s transformation from Visigoth conqueror into the 21st century’s alien-armored guardian, as told by Robert Venditti & J.G. Jones! Plus, all-new tales of X-O Manowar from Robert Venditti & Bryan Hitch, Justin Jordan & Rafer Roberts, Tom Fowler, Sean Chen, Cary Nord, Andy Runton, and much, much more!
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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.”
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X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut deep into "THE KILL LIST"! Dispatched by MI-6 to dismantle a Vine terror cell before its next deadly attack, the Valiant Universe's fiercest warrior and most elite master assassin have reunited to locate their target...and they might already be too late! But as Commander Trill's master plan comes to fruition, he may discover that his greatest enemy is within! Epic storytellers Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) plunge into the world of espionage and intrigue as X-O Manowar's latest page-turner hunts the heroes of the Valiant Universe!
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IT'S HERE! THE GREATEST VALIANT MILESTONE OF ALL TIME! 64 MASSIVE PAGES! For centuries, the sacred X-O Manowar armor 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 is 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! From all corners, the Valiant Universe assembles to salute X-O Manowar's unparalleled 56-issue run as Robert Venditti, Joe Bennett, and Roberto de la Torre declare "LONG LIVE THE KING" with an oversized series finale for the ages! Plus: all-new, never-before-seen X-O Manowar tales and tributes from Jody Houser & Javier Pulido, Matt Kindt & Tomas Giorello, and Philip Tan, and special guest appearances from X-O Manowar's own Cary Nord, Diego Bernard, Rafa Sandoval, Robert Gill, and more!
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The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 continues as "LONG LIVE THE KING" escalates! 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 Bennet (52) and Roberto De La Torre (Daredevil) make history across the cosmos as Valiant's flagship series marches toward a planet-shaking finale! Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! Each issue of "LONG LIVE THE KING" comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints - featuring artwork from a who's who of comic superstars - or even one-of-a-kind original art!
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The game-changing finale to "THE KILL LIST"! X-O Manowar and Ninjak have uncovered a Vine terrorist network that goes farther up the rungs of power than they could have ever expected - and revealing its secrets may have just put everyone Aric holds dear in grave danger! Even Valiant's two most powerful heroes might not be able to stop what's coming next...and the countdown is about to begin! The all-star creators behind Valiant's blockbuster BOOK OF DEATH event, New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and red-hot artist Robert Gill, present the most dire hour ever in the life of X-O Manowar!
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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! Meanwhile, The Vine's most militant warrior, Commander Trill, is readying a counterattack...and what happens next will shake the Valiant Universe to its core. Can X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut their way to the source of this stealth attack before all is lost? 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 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1.
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Out of the abyss...and into oblivion! Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, has sacrificed his humanity for the betterment of the Earth. Empowered with the gift to recover from any wound - and even death itself - he has waged an endless crusade to guide the path of civilization through the ages. But as the centuries pass and his list of battlefield victories grows, he is fated to always reap the same sad reward: to see his families, his children, and all his loved ones...age, wither, and die... Now, the Eternal Warrior will be presented with a choice that could end his grief forever. An opportunity to resurrect the fallen sons and daughters that he believed forever lost. But this chance for peace and happiness will come at a terrible cost... and in service to an evil far greater than any Gilad has faced before...New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) push the Eternal Warrior to the fiery crossroads of guilt and redemption for a wicked series finale! Collecting WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR #11-14.
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An evil Geomancer has torn the world asunder... The dark puppet master pulling the strings has been unmasked... And the Valiant Universe as we know it is being torn apart... The end is here! Now, not even the combined might of the Valiant's best and brightest can avert the coming apocalypse - not without a sacrifice, that is. Who will pay the ultimate price to avoid the Armageddon promised in the pages of the Book of the Geomancer? And how will it irrevocably change the course of Valiant Universe? All the answers are here in the climactic final chapter by longtime Valiant scribe Robert Venditti and comics' hottest rising star Robert Gill! So let it be written... So let it be done!
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Better to battle the devil you know! Enduring for centuries, but haunted by regret, the Eternal Warrior has trespassed against the nature of life and death...to restore the life of a son he lost centuries ago. Now, hunted by demonic forces in the space between this world and the next, Gilad has finally found the wayward boy that he has sworn to rescue from the edge of eternity, no matter what the price. But will the young man called Kalam come willingly to the father he never knew...or has the Eternal Warrior spawned a new enemy for the ages? "A DEAL WITH A DEVIL" marches forward here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) send the Eternal Warrior hurdling through the realm of the dead!
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The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died. Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl - the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers - has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior - a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat - the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world. Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over...or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him? New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR) joins superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) to begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe...and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today. Collecting BOOK OF DEATH #1-4.
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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!
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"EXODUS"...excised! As the Vine make a desperate, final stand against G.A.T.E. for a rightful home, only Aric of Dacia can bring peace. But X-O Manowar's fed up with being manipulated... and makes a decision that will change Earth forever. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) bring you the heartbreaking finale of "EXODUS"!
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It's X-O Manowar vs. G.A.T.E. as EXODUS continues to rip the Valiant Universe apart! With a conspiracy tearing the Vine and Humanity's tenuous relationship apart, Aric of Dacia takes matters into his own hands to bring peace - but at a dire cost. But when you don't know whom to trust, you must trust yourself. X-O Manowar makes the decision to save two worlds in EXODUS - PART 3 from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and red-hot sensation Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye)!
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DEAD HAND descends on X-O Manowar! He may wield the universe's most powerful weapon, but not even X-O Manowar is enough to combat the unstoppable doomsday protocol called Dead Hand. To defeat this mighty army, Aric will need some might of his own...and an unlikely ally might be the key to victory! Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) continue the modern epic DEAD HAND!
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Doomed by DEAD HAND! The colossal cosmos-spanning finale to the X-O Manowar epic of 2015 is here! The fate of millions hangs in the balance as the forces of DEAD HAND go head-to head with the X-O ARMY! That's right, we said X-O ARMY! Can Aric of Dacia fulfill his duty as protector of Earth? Or will this relentless force be his final hour? Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) & Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) bring the defining moment to a rollicking, universe-crunching conclusion!
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The beginning of the all-new Valiant Universe starts here! Aric of Dacia is a brash warrior and heir to the throne of the Visigoth people. He has lived his life under the heel of the Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he will have to steal the Vine’s most powerful weapon – a sentient suit of indestructible armor – and become X-O Manowar! This volume collects the first four issues of the acclaimed, breakout series by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)!
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Doomed by DEAD HAND! 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? The devastating cosmic showdown begins right here as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, The Flash) and superstar-in-the-making Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) take X-O Manowar face-to-face with a robot army hellbent on the destruction of everything!
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New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, Green Lantern) and Valiant-exclusive sensations Pere Perez (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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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.”
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