With 90,000 copies sold and counting, the year’s top-selling comic from an independent publisher is returning to the front lines with another sold-out printing!
Valiant is proud to announce that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and one of the year’s most acclaimed new series debuts – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves everywhere with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 THIRD PRINTING on May 24th alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3!
A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon returns to comic shops everywhere on May 24th with part one of “SOLDIER” – a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!
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!
On May 24th, jump on board a modern masterpiece-in-the-making as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorellobring X-O Manowar rocketing onto a battlefield beyond Earth…and even farther beyond imagination! Presented in the brand-new VALIANT PREMIUM format – complete with a deluxe matte finish card stock cover, heavyweight interior pages, and minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience, Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a planet returns to comic shops everywhere, only in the X-O MANOWAR #1 THIRD PRINTING – on shelves alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3!