X-O Manowar has not been on the new comics radar for a while. He has his fans, but the book was often limited to pre-existing readers. Valiant put a lot of work into bringing this series into the modern age and making a clean jumping-on point for new readers. As someone who has not finished the last series, this was accomplished well, and the new introduction isn't missing anything. It feels like a new book, but is still true enough to the original character and universe that returning fans won't be disappointed, either. If you are interested in beautifully written and illustrated battle scenes, a compelling story with a powerful hero, and rad 80's fantasy vibes, pick up X-O Manowar #1. You won't be disappointed by this first issue, and I expect the rest of the series to follow suit.