X-O Manowar #9

Writer: Matt Kindt Artist: Clayton Crain Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
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Hail to the emperor!
With his throne attained and his enemies defeated, Aric of Dacia is not only the undisputed emperor of the war-shattered world of Gorin... He is one of the most feared warlords in the known galaxy! But as this former hero of Earth grows more confident with each brutal campaign, he'll soon discover that his greatest enemy is...himself. Can Aric and the ultra-powerful X-O Manowar armor that he wields peacefully sustain such unyielding amounts of power...or will the thirst for war inside him consume everything he's fought for?
New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY, Dept. H), and superstar artist Cla more

  • 9.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Nov 27, 2017

    X-O Manowar #9 provides a compelling read of war and politics. Aric is makes a great impact as a character, Crains artwork is incredible, and every page left me more and more curious what would happen next. Matt Kindt has a real winner in this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Nov 22, 2017

    Ultimately,while X-O Manowar #9 is a powerful look at the effects war has on people, cultures, and their way of life, this issue is a bridge from the previous three arcs (Soldier, GeneralandEmperor) to the upcomingBounty Hunters. And while one could say that Lemire could have made that bridge with a paragraph (hell, even a sentence) in the first few pages of that arc, had he done so we would have missed out on an incredibly dark comic that deserves to be read by anybody who visits a comic shop (or digital storefront)this Wednesday. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Nov 22, 2017

    This is a series that has always been an entertaining one. What comic book fan who loves fantasy and sci-fi wouldn't love Spartacus in space? The thing that separates the series from the standard pulp of a bygone era is the meticulous care that has been placed into the story. There are consequences to actions, and it makes decisions meaningful. It is what makes this series great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Nov 21, 2017

    X-O Manowar (2017) #9 is yet another solid issue in a series that continues to impress. The overall quality of this series has, thus far, failed to waver in the slightest, and X-O Manowar remains to be one of the best series currently being published. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 23, 2017

    This issue does a great job of exploring the somber aftermath of recent battles and the idea that the planet may not actually be better off for having been liberated. However, there is a slightly repetitive quality to the script, as Aric does little more than fly from one location to the next, getting scolded by the very people he's been trying to help. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - William Pace Nov 20, 2017

    What can you say about Matt Kindt's writing? He can spin a tale out of anything this is pure gold and it's only issue 9! In my opinion this was a set up issue with hints at character development, because as I learned from Chris Claremont that is the making of great story telling. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Nov 27, 2017

    "X-O Manowar" has the opportunity to use it's sci-fi setting to explore the effects of colonialism and how a byproduct of that structure could perpetuate it, if it gave itself more time to actually explore the issue. Read Full Review

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