X-O Manowar #3

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Tomas Giorello, David Mack Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 16 User Reviews: 16
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Their world became his war! Across every frontline, and through every trench, Aric of Dacia continues his hostile journey through a brutal alien planet the only way he knows how: with war. But the man once known as X-O Manowar is not alone. With a dedicated band of soldiers sworn to his side, Aric will prove his worth on the battlefield... and find himself in a position that no one saw coming! New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and Valiant exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello bring the punishing first act to Valiant's biggest series of the year to its final stand-off... and will leave readers everywhere reeling with a last page sur more

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa May 25, 2017

    This isn't an objective review in any way shape or form, and I know that. I also don't care.X-O Manowaris one of Valiant's best series, and the comic reminds me why I love comics in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea May 30, 2017

    X-O Manowar #3 is worth buying at twice the price. It's a summer blockbuster in your hands that should be on your pull list at any cost. Kindt and company have a no-holds-barred adventure worthy of praise for everything from script to lettering. This is a no-brainer of a win for readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall May 24, 2017

    If you haven't been reading Valiant or X-O Manowar, this series is an excellent jumping on point. You get to learn what takes Aric from being a savage Visigoth to becoming the most dangerous man in the universe, with or without his armor. That is a trip worth taking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Wolf May 24, 2017

    Don't let the title turn you off. I know 'X-O Manowar' isn't as appealing as 'X-Men' or 'The Flash', but it's every bit as exciting. I rarely see a series that has such a strong handle on pacing, action, and character development. Even the exposition is done in a fun and interesting way that makes me want to find out more. Three words: Read this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto May 23, 2017

    X-O Manowar #3 is the culminating piece is this arc of determination and ascension. Its intense and driven. Dont miss out this excellent book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali May 25, 2017

    X-O Manowar #3takes the series to a new level by laying out Aric's new situation in a riveting manner. This issue not only made me care about his team more but also the stakes in this conflict. And the action sequences are electrifying. The only thing missing from this series has been the deep connection between Aric and Shanhara. However, Aric's conclusion has me excited more than before about the direction of this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Jeremias De Leon May 22, 2017

    Matt Kindt's run on this new X-O Manowar has been outstanding so far. This issue is no exception. It has the right balance of action, introspective character moments and grand sci-fi world building. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier May 25, 2017

    Series by series, Valiant continues to deliver books that really swing for the fences. They don't do this by churning out gimmicky books. They produce engaging and gorgeous stories that never fail to entertain. We are only into issue #3 of this series, and I already think it should be snatching awards left in right. I am awaiting with bated breath to see what comes next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nation Of Nerds - Tim Montoya May 23, 2017

    X-O Manowar continues to impress from story to art this series is a must read. There are some pacing issues here and there but nothing that I wouldn't say I'm nitpicking about. Seriously everyone should give this title a chance. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Christopher Amundson May 24, 2017

    For those that have stuck with this series (and there are a good deal of you), you won't be let down, there simply isn't a gap. This book kicks you off right where the other one dropped you off and has been an amazing start to an amazing book. If this is your first glance at this series, and you haven't heard of XO Manowar, seriously pick up a #1 and read it. Get yourself caught up, these stories have been well worth it! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Branden Murray May 27, 2017

    X-O Manowarcontinues to be the comic book I look most forward to reading, re-reading, andjust absorbing all month long.  There's agreat story being told accompanied with stunning art. If you're on the fenceabout trying this come on down its cooler down here. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 22, 2017

    Another action packed issue with the bonus of backstory for the "enemy" of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 25, 2017

    It's too early to say for sure, but it looks like Valiant may have struck gold with another reinvention of a fan-favorite character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark May 23, 2017

    If you are a fan of superhero comics but find the current slate of the big two stale this is an ideal place to jump into this world. Valiant consistency puts out quality content and this series so far is able to both satisfy long time readers while giving new readers a place to begin without feeling lost or confused. Simply put this relaunch has done everything right a relaunch should. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 25, 2017

    Though the actual narrative direction its taking is inevitable (did we really think Aric could avoid conflict forever?), Kindt and company are making sure to at least make it as bombastic a trip as possible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise May 27, 2017

    Was this a perfect book? No, it wasn't. However it was a really good book. I am actually digging the kind of Planet Hulk vibe about it. Aric as the stranger on a strange world, fighting in a conflict that he wants no part of works really well, and makes this a fun series despite the lack of X-O armour. The art is a major selling point. I liked the book, but it may read better as a trade or if you wait until you have all the issues of the arc. Either way buy this book! Read Full Review

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