A Review: X-O MANOWAR #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of X-O MANOWAR #1 from Valiant Entertainment. Robert Venditti writes, Cary Nord pencils, Stefano Gaudiano inks, Moose Baumann colors, and Dave Lanphear letters.

It’s the year 402, and the Visigoths are weary of Roman domination and enslavement. They revolt, and the battle doesn’t go well. Aric, a leader among the barbarians, is captured and discovers that all is not as it seems; the Romans have some strange allies indeed. And some of their strange weaponry would help his cause greatly.

Injecting aliens into the fall of the Roman Empire is kind of a weird idea, but I’m partial to weird ideas. I’m also cool with giving a best-selling author some room to play. Mr. Venditti has set up Aric with great hero potential, and placed within his reach the tools to really do some things. And he is also spinning some intrigue into the mix. I like where this story is going.

I think this book will prove to be a fun ride. It’s artistically sound, and the story has loads of battle and drama built in. It’s definitely worth checking out.

X-O MANOWAR #1 is available now at your FLCS or by order from valiantuniverse.com.