X-O Manowar #2

Writer: Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 25, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

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A new threat emerges from the fires of X-O's latest battle!
Can X-O save the day, or does the world need a new kind of hero?

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Lucas Fashina May 20, 2020

    While other publishers had been working diligently on regurgitating the same old superhero or the same old villain or the next new honeypot for simps to salivate over, Dennis Hallam skillfully brought us panels that details what's happening in front of our eyes and over the horizon. Trust me, this shook out much better than issue #1(So, nobody is going to talk about the big old burnin Batplane on the cover of issue number one?). Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 14, 2020

    I'm still all in for this comic, and I can't wait to see how it improves when the finished product arrives. Although the book doesn't have any color in it, Emilio Laiso‘s art still brings a wonderful quality to the proceedings. If the art is as good as the last issue, then I can't wait to reread and update this again. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Nov 29, 2020

    Only 2 issues in and it's already proving to be a don't miss book for new and old fans alike, X-O Manowar #2 will leave you craving more but in the best way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Nov 25, 2020

    In the end, X-O Manowar #2 was worth waiting all these months to jump into. Right now I would say that this is the book to have in your pull-list if any from Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gabriel Hernandez Nov 25, 2020

    X-O MANOWAR #2 improves on the first issue by magnitudes with better art, more thoughtful storytelling, an enigmatic villain (or ally?), and a strong moral dilemma for our hero. This is my highest recommended book of the week. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Nov 25, 2020

    Despite initial hesitation from our titular hero, he eventually has to compromise his standards to win a fight one can't win by themselves. It's a concept we've seen plenty of times before yet here, it feels fresh enough to keep the plot interesting. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Antonio Mireles Nov 25, 2020

    Having an ultrarich person step into the world of superheroes can layout the groundwork for a fascinating tale. Maxwell Lord from DC Comics is such a similar character to Troy Whittaker and I hope to see how Troy is distinguished from Maxwell Lord and what impacts he has on the world. Dennis Hallum touches upon a strong moral question of what can be considered fundamentally right and how does a person walk upon to achieving justice. It so easy to have overwhelming power and decide other's fate but the consequences of those decisions are the path of a hero's journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Nov 25, 2020

    For fans of X-O, this is a fun little read with enough of Hallum's usual writing tricks to keep those who normally stick to Marvel interested. I am no sure how this series will play into the overall narrative of Aric's journey, meaning that for some, this may feel like a step too far. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Nov 24, 2020

    The latest take on X-O Manowar continues to offer a different kind of superhero story. Its hero and handy A.I. compatriot have a unique dynamic and this second issue offers up more realistic interpretation superheroes should take when wanting to save the day. That said, it takes a while to get to its ending, which is felt even more strongly coming off the delay from the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Nov 27, 2020

    After reading this issue, I feel like were at a low point for the character. The art is fine but thats never been an issue with X-O Manowar. The story is a bit uninspiring to keep with and there are elements that dont feel complete. I really hope its a case of a mediocre issue and not something more indicative of the entirety of this run of X-O Manowar. As it stands, Im left wanting more from X-O Manowar #2 and it cant give it to me. Read Full Review

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