Free Comic Book Day 2017 with the VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL – an all-new, Gold-level offering featuring exclusive stories and never-before-seen preludes to the New Year’s must-read new series with X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Faith, Shadowman, Ninjak, Livewire, and a star-studded roster of Valiant’s most formidable heroes present and future!
It all starts here on May 6th, 2017 with AN ALL-NEW PRELUDE to X-O MANOWAR #1, the biggest Valiant debut of all time, from visionary storyteller Matt Kindt (DIvinity, Ninjak, Mind MGMT) and a rotating cast of blockbuster interior artists that includes Tomas Giorello (4001 A.D.: War Mother, Bloodshot Reborn), Doug Braithwaite (Armor Hunters, Bloodshot U.S.A.), Clayton Crain (Rai, Carnage), Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), and Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn)!
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!
VALIANT: X-O MANOWAR FCBD SPECIAL Written by MATT KINDT, JEFF LEMIRE & MORE with Art by TOMAS GIORELLO, DOUG BRAITHWAITE, CLAYTON CRAIN, RYAN BODENHEIM, MICO SUAYAN & MORE and Cover by TOMAS GIORELLO will be ON THE SHELF for FREE! | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 6th