X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0

X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Francis Portela Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR'S UNRELENTING ARCH ENEMY...TOLD FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME! From Aric of Dacia's escape with the X-O Manowar armor to the destruction of his own home world, pain and consequence have haunted the life of the alien general called Commander Trill. Now, on the eve of the most devastating assault yet, find out why with an essential, standalone zero issue detailing the battle-scarred life and origin of the Vine's mightiest military leader... and an all-new prelude to X-O Manowar's most terrifying clash of the year!
Be here as Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and rising star Francis Portela (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) chronicle the beginning of Trill's shattered destiny with an all-new one-shot introduction to the many worlds - and many foes - of Valiant's most formidable hero!

  • 9.8
    Outright Geekery - Raymond Grandville Nov 27, 2015

    This issue could easily be a stand alone volume and that would be fine. Rarely can that be said of a comic book let alone a number #0. But this book is as rare a treasure as any you will find. If you are a fan of valiant I don't have to say anything, you've probably already read or plan on reading this book. If you are not? Well what are you waiting for, if you love comics this book is too good to pass up. Great art, wonderful story, character development and true 4 color fun. It's as close to a must read as I have seen in a while. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Dec 2, 2015

    So with X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0, Commander Trill now finds himself amongst the ranks of Toyo Harada, Master Darque and Dr. Silk as Valiant's greatest villains whose story has now been told. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Nov 30, 2015

    X-O Manowar: Commander Trill #0 is an enjoyable storyline that enhances the ongoing X-O saga. Tying in with current events, it also shines a spotlight on an important antagonist, giving both him and his pathos understandable depth. X-O fans should definitely pick this one up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Nov 30, 2015

    Scoring this is a bit of a conundrum; if you're already readingX-O Manowar, then you can add another half point to the overall score and switch my recommendation to a read for this comic. If you're not already reading the series, then I'd highly encourage you to start, but probably not here; so pass, for now, on this comic. Instead look for either issue #39 (the start ofExodus) or issue #43 (the start of the next arc). You don't necessarily need to read the first trade (I haven't) to get an idea of the characters origin asValiant do a bang up job of catching you up on that with their recap pages. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Dec 3, 2015

    I have to admit, I am a little surprised that Valiant had to resort to a zero issue. The series is strong enough for Aric to take a back seat and this tale be incorporated into the main book. I guess it's easier to promote an “All New Zero Issue”, than a “Jumping on Point”. Whatever the rationale, Venditti and Portela have put together a solid companion piece, that should appeal to long-term and newer fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Dec 2, 2015

    Perhaps the most interesting thing aboutCommander Trill #0 is that X-O Manowar's greatest threat can be seen as a hero from the right perspective. After all, who is considered "good" and "evil" can at times be a matter of perspective. Though his unwavering sense of duty makes him appear villainous, one can see how " to his own people " he might be considered heroic. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven Phillips Dec 2, 2015

    With the barest of plots, functional art, and minimal characterization, Commander Trill #0 is just filler. Sadly, I can't recommend sacrificing your time or money here. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Gizmo Apr 2, 2016

    Cammander Trill's origin really did not need its own issue if this is it; it could have been told in a few pages since it is incredibly simplistic. The only reason I can think to print this is as a backwards way to retell X-O's origin for new readers. If you've been reading X-O from the start, this turns out to be a money grab.

  • 8.0
    CraigR Jan 9, 2016

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