Review: X-O Manowar #1 (Valiant)

XO_001_cvrAWriter: Robert Venditti
Penciller: Cary Nord
Inker: Stefano Gaudiano
Colorist: Moose Baumann
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover Art: Esad Ribic, David Aja, Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic, Cary Nord
Editor: Josh Johns, Warren Simons

Publisher: Valiant Entertainment
Cover Date: May 2012
Cover Price: $3.99 US

Title:Blades and Open Fields

 

XO_001_001The “Summer of Valiant” begins here with X-O Manowar #1 according to Valiant Entertainment. It then continues through August with their three other announced titles, Harbinger (June), Bloodshot (July), and Archer & Armstrong (August).

While these characters may be familiar to long time comic book readers, the company publishing them is entirely new. Although Valiant Entertainment shares XO_001_002the same namesake as the former publisher’s imprint, they are a newly formed company and bought the stable of characters from the estate of the bankrupt Acclaim Entertainment that owned their rights.

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