Valiant is proud to present the all-new X-O MANOWAR #1 the FIRST ISSUE of AN EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) is joined by an all-star arsenal of the most formidable visual storytellers in comics today, including Thomás Gioretta (Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters), Clayton Crain (Rai), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mica Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), who together will span the series' first year in 2017 and beyond!
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth...only to find himself stranded in the modern day. But that was a lifetime ago. Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor. But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!