X-O Manowar #3

Writer: Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum Artist: Emilio Laiso Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 23, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Who would win in a fight: X-O Manowar or a cybernetic tech monster formed out of lava?

In order to prevent catastrophe, will Aric hand over the X-O armor to a new ally?

  • 9.2
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Dec 28, 2020

    X-O Manowar #3 sets the stage for a more insightful examination of Aric and Shanhara's relationship while delivering a thrilling twist, proving the series is only getting better with each new issue! If you have been slightly unsure about this new direction for X-O Manowar, issue #3 is the one to get you hooked for the long haul. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Dec 23, 2020

    X-O Manowar #3 dives straight into the difficulties of compromises in a well written one issue story that makes clever usage of foreshadowing in plot outline. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Dec 14, 2020

    X-O Manowar #3 is one of those issues that feels like it could have been the first issue in the series. It amps up the stakes, shows our hero trying out a new thing, and hits a groove. This third issue takes the premise and runs with it, further defining X-O Manowar as a unique superhero that stands out in a medium overrun with superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Beyond The Panel - Jideobi Odunze Dec 23, 2020

    In the end, X-O Manowar #3 was a thrill from start to finish as Aric continues to fight with his priorities. With a hero like this, you just don't know what you are going to get when he springs into action. Everything he does comes with the worry of reactions and responses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Fandom Post - Antonio Mireles Dec 23, 2020

    Superhero beginnings are full of mistakes but are bound to be entertaining. Those mistakes are the stepping stone for what type of hero they will become. X-O Manowar commits the biggest mistake in the book as he reveals his actual name in front of the camera. Dennis Hopeless has the right idea in pairing X-O Manowar with Troy. Their relationship as master and pupil is going as well as anyone would expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Dec 23, 2020

    X-O MANOWAR #3, available from Valiant Comics on December 23rd, 2020, takes the hero-for-hire concept and adds some interesting nuance. The writing moves the story forward at a nice pace, and the art is stellar all the way around. I would recommend this book for action fans and especially Iron Man fans looking for something better. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Dec 23, 2020

    There's no doubt that this is the weakest X-O Manowar comic I've read in a long time, but it comes off the bck of two comics I did enjoy; the issues I have with this one, primarily is that there's too much happening and yet very little plot movement – the social issues that had been present in the previous comics are much more muted in this issue (to the point where I find myself having to really stretch to see them). The art saves it a little, and even with what's probably meant to be a character defining change within its pages, this isn't a comic that'll draw new readers in – whether you're a Valiant fan already or not. hopefully this book is an aberration, a slight dip in an otherwise enjoyable series, because if the quality of X-O Manowar #3 is indicative of where the series is heading, I don't foresee the series lasting as long as Kindt's run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Adam Barnhardt Dec 23, 2020

    It won't take you long before you feel X-O Manowar #3 is a filler issue, providing content just to provide content as the overarching plot starts to falter. Read Full Review

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