X-O Manowar


X-O returns, and WAR is coming with him

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Just in time for X-O MANOWAR’s 25th anniversary in February, Valiant is teasing a new X-O MANOWAR series, with the tagline WAR IS COMING and an image of the empty X-O helmet. Is this Airic’s armor? Will someone else be in the suit?

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Van Lente & Ryp explore the origins of the Geomancer with special BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER incentive

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Valiant Announces BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER by Fred Van Lente & Juan Jose Ryp – A Retailer Incentive Limited Series Available Only with BOOK OF DEATH #1-4!

On the heels of BOOK OF DEATH – Valiant’s epic, four-part event revealing the future fates of X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Ninjak and more in July – Valiant is proud to announce an all-new, first-of-its kind, retailer-incentive companion series, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, from New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER, ARCHER & ARMSTRONG) and fan-favorite artist Juan Jose Ryp (Clone, Ghosted)! As the secrets within the Book of the Geomancer wreak havoc on the present and future of the Valiant Universe, discover the true history and lineage of the very first speaker for the Earth with an all-new series of never-before-seen stories that won’t be collected in trade paperback!
Created specifically to promote Valiant’s upcoming BOOK OF DEATH event, BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER will expand the mythology of BOOK OF DEATH‘s central character – a newly appointed Geomancer, the latest in a long line of mystics that speak for the Earth and shape the course of history – and chronicle the first appearance of the founder of her kind…Anni, the very first Geomancer!
Out of the pages of BOOK OF DEATH, the origin of the first Geomancer and the sacred pact that swore her to the service of the Earth can finally be told…but, with it too, the source of the divine mysteries that have haunted her line for centuries. Has Anni’s mission redeemed or corrupted the world that followed in their wake…and will the ultimate secrets of the Geomancers’ book doom us all in the end?
“With LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER, Fred and Juan are crafting a dazzlingly beautiful, action-packed corollary to BOOK OF THE DEATH. This is the story of a character that is not only new to the Valiant Universe, but is also vitally important to its history – Anni, the very first Geomancer,” said Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons.
LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER is designed to be something special and something distinct from your typical ‘event’ tie-in story,” added Valiant Publisher Fred Pierce. “This is a little known story, the history of which is only known to a select few of the most important players in the Valiant Universe, and it’s telling will mirror its method of distribution. This will be a rare series that we hope fans will seek, much as they did decades ago for tales like the original HARBINGER #0.”
A special, retailer-incentive limited series, all four issues of BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER will be printed in limited quantities and will only be made available to retailers who qualify based on their orders of BOOK OF DEATH #1-4. Fans interested in obtaining this special incentive limited series should contact their local comics retailer to pre-order their copy before the May 28th initial order date for BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4).
Spanning eight issues total, the BOOK OF DEATH event begins in July with BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) – the FIRST ISSUE of Valiant’s blockbuster comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern), superstar-in-the-making Robert Gill (ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER, Batgirl) and visionary artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS, Justice)! Colliding the next two thousand years of history against the most powerful heroes of today, the summer’s must-read comics event starts here as a new Geomancer emerges to build a bridge to the future of the Valiant Universe!
Then, the story continues throughout the summer with four standalone one-shots from an all-star cast of Valiant’s top talents – Jeff Lemire & Doug Braithwaite in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1; Matt Kindt & Trevor Hairsine in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF NINJAK #1; Joshua Dysart & Kano in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF HARBINGER #1; and Robert Venditti & Clayton Henry in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1!
The Valiant heroes. X-O Manowar. Bloodshot. Ninjak. The Harbinger Renegades. Unity. This is how they lived. This is how they died.
Now we know. The Book of the Geomancer has recorded it all. But only a young girl – the last in a line of the enigmatic mystics who protect the Earth known as Geomancers – has seen this future come to pass, from the coming cataclysm to the dawn of the 41st century. Alone with her sworn protector, the Eternal Warrior – a soldier battle-forged across five thousand years of combat – the duo must defy their allies to stop the Dark Age that now threatens to eclipse our world.
Together, they are the number one target of every hero and villain on Earth. Either the Eternal Warrior hands her over…or they take him down. But can even he single-handedly protect one child when the entire Valiant Universe wages war against him?
This July, join Valiant superstars Robert Venditti, Robert Gill, and Doug Braithwaite as they begin a thousand-year journey into the future of the Valiant Universe…and rain, fire, blood and war on the heroes of today in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)!
Then, Fred Van Lente and Juan Jose Ryp journey into the annals of prehistory to reveal the untold story of the Earth’s sacred guardians in BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4) – in stores the same day as BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)! Contact your local comics retailer today to find out how to reserve your copy!
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BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL & DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by ROBERT GILL
Cover B by CARY NORD
Cover C by CLAYTON CRAIN
Cover D by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC
Character Design Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Valiant Icons Variant by PERE PEREZ
Artist Variant by PAOLO RIVERA
Blank Cover also available
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF BLOODSHOT #1 (ONE-SHOT)
Written by JEFF LEMIRE
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Cover A by RAFA SANDOVAL
Cover B by JEFTE PALO
Variant Cover by DAVID YARDIN
Variant Cover by TOM FOWLER
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JULY 22 (FOC – 6/29/15)

BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4)*
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by JUAN JOSE RYP
Cover by MARGUERITE SAUVAGE
INCENTIVE | 24 pages | T+ | On sale JULY 15 (FOC – 6/22/15)
*ATTENTION RETAILERS: PLEASE SEE THE DIAMOND DAILY OR VALIANT RETAILER EMAIL TO FIND OUT HOW TO QUALIFY FOR THIS LIMITED RATIO INCENTIVE. QUANTITIES WILL BE BASED ON ORDERS OF BOOK OF DEATH #1.
BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER #1 (of 4) – Cover by Marguerite Sauvage

BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER – Character Design by Juan Jose Ryp
BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER – Artwork by Juan Jose Ryp


BOOK OF DEATH: LEGENDS OF THE GEOMANCER – Artwork by Juan Jose Ryp


Valiant and CKRTLAB Toys Unveil New Line of Urban Vinyl Figures – Debuting at New York Comic-Con 2014

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Valiant Entertainment and CKRTLAB Toys are proud to announce a brand new line of urban vinyl figures featuring Valiant’s award-winning library of super-heroes. Slated for a release in comic shops and online in 2015, the new Valiant urban vinyl toy line will feature a wide selection of highly stylized Valiant heroes, beginning with X-O Manowar.

Valiant will offer an exclusive, early release of the first new figure in the Valiant urban vinyl line – X-O Manowar – at New York Comic-Con from October 9th12th, 2014. Limited to 150 pieces and available only from Valiant Entertainment at New York Comic Con 2014 (Booth #2028) for $25 per figure, the X-O Manowar Urban Vinyl figure stands 5.5 inches tall with 6 points of articulation and comes enhanced with a luster-rich metallic finish, exclusive “lightning sword” weapon accessory, and collectible packaging that is perfect for display.

“Since day one, Valiant’s fans around the world have been demanding figures and figurines of these iconic heroes,” said Russell A. Brown, President of Consumer Products, Promotions, and Ad Sales for Valiant Entertainment. “In CKRTLAB TOYS, we’ve found the perfect partner to make that dream a reality, and we can’t wait to get the first-ever X-O Manowar figure in front of fans at New York Comic-Con 2014.”

“Valiant Entertainment creates some of the best comics in the market today,” said Tim Ellis, CEO of CKRTLAB TOYS. “CKRTLAB TOYS is thrilled about our partnership with Valiant Entertainment and bringing vinyl figures of these great characters to all the fans.”

Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Stranded in the modern day, X-O Manowar’s battle against the Vine has taken him into the shadows with the lethal operative known as Ninjak – and launched a quest for vengeance that will bring the Vine’s alien empire to its knees. The Vine destroyed Aric’s world. Now he will give them war.

Since debuting in the pages of X-O Manowar #1 in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, comics legends Bob Layton and Barry Windsor-Smith, and many, many more.

As the first title of Valiant’s 2012 relaunch, the all-new X-O Manowar #1 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord became one of the year’s highest selling debut issues, warranting four sold-out printings. In the years since, the series has continued to accrue critical and commercial accolades, including awards for “Best Revival of 2012? by The Onion/A.V. Club, “Best Ongoing Series” by Ain’t It Cool News, and a 2012 Diamond Gem Award nomination for Best Comic Book of the Year, among others.

Most recently, X-O Manowar was recruited into the ranks of Valiant’s first-ever superteam – alongside other all-star heroes including Bloodshot, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior, and Livewire – to launch 2013’s highest charting debut issue from a non-premier publisher in Unity #1; and found himself at the epicenter of Valiant’s sold-out summer crossover event, Armor Hunters, cementing his role as the Earth’s most formidable hero.


First Look: Robert Venditti, Clay Mann, and Dave Johnson Enlist for X-O MANOWAR #0 – Coming in October!

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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O MANOWAR #0 – a colossal comics milestone and an all-new jumping-on point arriving in October from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and superstar artist Clay Mann (X-Men: Legacy, Gambit)! In the wake of the sold-out success of ARMOR HUNTERS, start reading here as the world’s most wanted hero returns to his roots for a never-before-revealed look into X-O Manowar’s past!

Also joining this landmark exploration of Valiant’s hardest-hitting hero is Eisner Award-winning artist Dave Johnson (100 Bullets, Superman: Red Son), who will contribute FIVE interlocking shelf covers for X-O MANOWAR #0!

In addition to the centuries-spanning origin tale by Venditti and Mann, each component of Johnson’s epic, five-piece interlocking image revisits a different chapter in the life of Aric of Dacia, the man behind the armor – his abduction and enslavement by the maleficent alien race known as The Vine in the fifth century A.D.; his escape and arrival in the modern day with The Vine’s ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor; his pursuit by the cunning intelligence agent called Ninjak; his ascent into the ranks of the unbreakable all-star superteam codenamed: Unity; and, finally, his battle against the onslaught of the alien Armor Hunters!

After narrowly surviving the events of ARMOR HUNTERS, X-O Manowar – or what is left of him – must look to the future, but, to do so, he must first learn the startling secret of his past. Be here on October 8th to learn the violent, never-before-told origin of Visigoth life under the brutality of the Roman Empire, and how the modern day’s most feared armored hero began his journey to the stars nearly two millennia ago.

Don’t miss the most demanded Valiant story of the year as Robert Venditti and Clay Mann usher in a brand new beginning for one of the most acclaimed series in comics today, only in X-O MANOWAR #0 – now featuring five, must-see interlocking variant covers by the incomparable Dave Johnson!

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X-O MANOWAR #0 
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CLAY MANN
Cover A by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (AUG141713)
Cover B by CLAY MANN (AUG141714)
Interlocking Cover C by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover D by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover E by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover F by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Interlocking Cover G by DAVE JOHNSON (TBD)
Variant Cover by JEFF LEMIRE (AUG141715)
Variant Cover by BRYAN HITCH (AUG141716)
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs.
ON SALE 10/8/14 (FOC – 9/15/14)

X-O MANOWAR #0 – Cover A by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic


X-O MANOWAR #0 – Interlocking Covers by Dave Johnson


X-O MANOWAR #0 – Pencils by Clay Mann


X-O MANOWAR #0 – Pencils by Clay Mann

X-O MANOWAR #0 – Pencils by Clay Mann