X-O Manowar #8

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 8
8.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

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War has returned to the world of Gorin - but, this time, the planet's ravaged armies face a threat from the stars, not within! Now, as the intergalactic assault reaches a critical peak, it falls to Gorin's newly coronated emperor, Aric of Urth, to fortify not just a kingdom, but an entire world! With his sentient armor to aid him, the Earthborn warrior once known as X-O Manowar will confront the conquering force known as the Mono Men on the field of battle...but if he doesn't act fast, his reign will end just as quickly as it began!
New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and superstar artist Clay more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Oct 31, 2017

    Reading this newer interpretation of one of my favourite characters of all time was a little difficult to get used to at first. Now that we are nearing the 10 issue mark I feel like the story has found it's groove and is hitting the ground running. I really hope that Matt Kindt is on this book for a nice long haul, nothing is more frustrating than having to start a series over again with a new creative team when the book is as amazing as this. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Oct 27, 2017

    X-O Manowarhas been one hell of a ride so far as Van Lente and the art team give us a comic where the story is just as exemplary as the art work in each issue. Truly one of the best series on the shelves right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Broken Infinite - Jeremias De Leon Oct 26, 2017

    X-O Manowar has been a fantastic series this whole year with it's revamp. This issue is no exception and shows that it has only gotten better. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 6, 2017

    X-O Manowar #8 is a solid conclusion to the first chapter of Aric's time on the planet. The stage is wonderfully set by Aric's somber interactions with his comrades. And the battle itself is intriguing and varies from earlier battles with an enjoyable climax. However, the ending reiterated the challenge facing Aric after the final battle but that message is conveyed better at the start of the issue. But I'm looking forward to the next story arc and seeing how Aric handles his new responsibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 26, 2017

    Kindt maintains a great balance between showcasing the scope and drama of the battle while keeping the focus squarely on Aric himself. The question is less whether he can succeed than if he can do so without losing touch with some vital part of himself. That makes for a very somber, emotionally resonant story of war (even if the final page is a little awkward and on-the-nose). Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 31, 2017

    It's a game-changing story by writer Matt Kindt, with dark but powerful artwork by Clayton Crain and Reynato Guedes, and it sets up lots of interesting possibilities for the future. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Oct 25, 2017

    X-O Manowar #8 reads as a thank you to creators who brought him to fame, and a promise to fans that Aric will reign for a long, long time. Read Full Review

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