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X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword trade paperback to launch at $9.99 in December

by Matthew Price Published: September 17, 2012

Valiant recently announced the first collection of material from its relaunch will be out in trade paperback in December.

“X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword” collects the first four issues of Valiant’s “X-O Manowar” series, and will be released on Dec. 5 at $9.99.

Here’s how Valiant describes the book:

The first collection of new material from publisher’s smash-hit “Summer of Valiant’ relaunch, X-O Manowar Vol. 1: By The Sword is written by New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates), illustrated by Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan), and collects the first four issues of the breakout series that has taken fans and critics by storm!

 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!

If you’ve been on the fence about trying out the new Valiant, this is a great entry point.  Issue #5, featuring the return of Ninjak, came out Sept. 12, and was likewise a very good issue. Valiant’s really rebuilding this universe right. If you’ve ever been a fan of the characters, or you just like action stories, I’d recommend giving “X-O Manowar” a look.

- Matt Price

by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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