X-O Manowar #12

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Ryan Bodenheim Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 3
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Behold the untamed fury of Earth's last Visigoth!
Left for dead by a mercenary band of bounty hunters far more twisted and devious than any enemy he's faced before, Aric of Dacia has managed to cling to life...and a thirst for revenge. Now, his campaign of retribution against those who have wronged him can begin in full force...and, when the dust settles, the alien world of Gorin will rue the day it ever brought the savage sword of X-O Manowar crashing down upon it...
From the minds of master storyteller Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Dept. H) and astonishing artist Ryan Bodenheim (The Dying & The Dead), the sci-fi comics juggernaut of 2018 re more

  • 9.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 4, 2018

    X-O Manowar #12 is tense and brutal read. Aric learns of the treachery of his friends, and some of those friends are fated to fall. This one comes recommended. Check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Mar 3, 2018

    All in all this issue presents wonderfully. Such a great read as always a fast-moving title with great flow from Matt, Ryan, and Andrew. This is one of the books that should be at the top of your pull list every month. If you like sci-fi, fantasy, action, and adventure this is undeniably the book for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Feb 28, 2018

    X-O has yet to disappoint. We have witnessed the watershed moment, so you know brutality is the only thing that lies ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Mar 2, 2018

    When you break down this comic into it's most basic of themes, it's that of communication, or the lack there of. Had those who usurped Aric not taken to the most extreme avenue before taking the simplest then one could surmise that this arc would have been significantly shorter. But that would have meant we wouldn't get this issue in its current form – and that would have been a shame. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 28, 2018

    Things got real pretty fast by the end of X-O Manowar #12. This was one of those issues where you are better off throwing your expectations right out of the window. Aric had his plan, he went with it, crap hit the fan, but at the end of the day he finds the power he needs to fight back. Kings and Emperors will always fall, but heroes will rise again given the opportunity. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - JK Schmidt Feb 28, 2018

    The final battle is teed off exceptionally well, setting the stage for an epic climax in Matt Kindt's first big storyline. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Mar 5, 2018

    "X-O Manowar" marches on with consistent beat as Kindt continues to peal back another layer from Aric of Urth. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Gage Bullock Mar 1, 2018

    The biggest problem with this issue is that things are wrapping up frustratingly quickly and rather smooth as well. One thing about this run is that everything has moved at a good slow pace to allow world building and everything to get explained well, but as we draw close to the end things are beginning to feel rushed and also things seem to be happening by coincidence which is painful to see because of how great previous issues have been. While this is not a bad issue of XO by no means it is also no where near Kindts strongest issue either. Hopefully Kindt hits his stride again after this arc ends because its becoming obvious hes ready for Arics time on Gorin to be over. This issue is gonna the a solidC Read Full Review

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