X-O Manowar: Unconquered #2

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Liam Sharp Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 19, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 2
8.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

X-O MANOWAR... conquered??  Wounded and with Shanhara badly damaged, Aric gets captured by the menacing Novus Romanus Legion.  What hidden horrors lie aboard the Theodosius I wait for our hero? From the acclaimed writing duo of Michael W. Conrad and Becky Cloonan and superstar artist Liam Sharp, X-O MANOWAR UNCONQUERED #2 promises to deliver the grand space epic you've been waiting for!

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Spencer Perry Apr 19, 2023

    Writers Becky Cloonan and Michael W. Conrad also continue to push the ideas of the character and his world in unique new ways, giving it an awe-inspiring galactic scale. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Matt Meyer Apr 17, 2023

    With its narrative fully snapping into place and the stakes becoming clear, Conrad, Cloonan, Sharp, and Peteri prove thatX-O Manowar: Unconquered's first issue was no fluke. Comics like this are what the medium was born for. Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    The Comicbook Dispatch - dragoncache Apr 19, 2023

    Steeped in the history and culture of ancient Rome, X-O Manowar Unconquered #2 returns Aric of Dacia to his 5th Century roots. Like Soothsayer Nimanes visions, one glimpses his adventures through a glass darkly. While characters and situations coalesce, other mysteriessuch as the identity of Emperor Ursus Noxremain. As with Ridley Scotts movie Alien, the story and art leave us much to ponder. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 19, 2023

    X-O MANOWAR: UNCONQUERED #2 is a jaw-droppingly gorgeous comic about Aric facing off against an old enemy who turned into a new enemy. However, gorgeous art is weighed down by abysmal pacing and ponderous dialog that drags the reading experience to a crawl. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    MoonKnight313 Apr 23, 2023

    The art is incredible. I do like the where the story is going but the dialogue/writing can be a bit much at times. Just feel like they’re trying too hard or something.

  • 7.0
    thecimmerian Apr 23, 2023

    I was so excited for a new X-O series (anything new from valiant actually) but heartbroken when I heard who the writing team was. I think this dialogue is worse than their normal fare because they are maybe trying too hard to channel Conan??? IDK. To me it feels like they are trying to be too grandiose and coming off as amateur sounding. I don't want to sound insulting but this just falls flat. Also I really dislike how for the sake of moving the plot along the "Romans" just take Aric in and just show him around their main ship and give him all their secrets. We're going to take your armor and probably kill you but here, have some food and rest and sneak around our ship at your convenience. Shanhara continues to tell Aric they are n more

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