X-O Manowar #38

X-O Manowar #38

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafael Sandoval Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 1, 2015 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 4
8.5Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

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This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer...THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!

Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of the Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey...

With a guest list of the Valiant Universe's finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything! Alien warriors, Visigoth valor, love and war collide as red-hot creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) joins an all-star cast of special guests for the can't-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making!

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 1, 2015

    The stories at the end were just as well written and drawn as the main story for the wedding. Those in particular that added to what happened before the wedding are those you appreciate much more because they give you a perspective that allows you to see just how the past influenced who Aric and Saana are positively. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 5, 2015

    It sets up some interesting possible futures for X-O, and offers some touching moments for the tender-hearted readers (which includes just about everyone who reads comics, am I right?). Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Shane Tydeman Jul 19, 2015

    Sandoval and Tarragona's art adds depth to this special issue as well as the bonus stories are worth a look! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jun 29, 2015

    Call me old-fashioned or sentimental, but I love a good wedding. The celebration of two people's love is one of the rare moments in life that can come without sadness. That's exactly what Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval present in the pages of X-O Manowar #38. There's no pain, or suffering, or bombastic action. Instead, readers are presented with the lighter side of the Valiant Universe, and it is a joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Jul 4, 2015

    Despite my personal feelings about weddings and relationships in media this issue did quite a bit to further the character of Aric as something more than just a warrior. He uses the services of Mirage to contact his dead wife and get her permission to move on and then he has a conversation with Saana about letting go of the past and moving toward the future. It's real character development for a character that was initially defined by his self-centered arrogance and lust for bloodshed. When there are so many cases of characters never developing it's good to see one that continues to develop. This issue, whatever your feelings about the subject matter are, it is an important issue in both the overall story and the character. Whatever my feelings on the subject are I won't penalize an otherwise good book just because it contains something I don't really care for. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Jul 31, 2015

    -- THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR: The opening pages of the comic are what really sell the story; Aric seeking the approval of his late wife adds so much more dimension than just focusing on the wedding. There's enough sap and humour to make the wedding interesting too though. -- RAFER ROBERTS STRIP: Good for a quick chuckle. -- THE LADY SAANA: Totally unnecessary, but executed well. It almost touches you where it's supposed to. -- THE TALK: Nice talk dad. -- BOUNCING BACK: Cute -- OVERALL: The back stories weren't necessary, but there are a couple I'm happy that I read. Worth owning in your collection due to the main story.

  • 7.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 11, 2015

  • 7.0
    Stallonelythelonely Jul 7, 2015

  • 7.0
    CraigR Jul 7, 2015

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