X-O Manowar #11

X-O Manowar #11

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: March 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

PLANET DEATH has arrived! X-O Manowar's one-man invasion of the Vine's alien homeworld starts here! At long last, Aric of Dacia will take his revenge on the alien race that have pursued him at every turn. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, so too will Aric of Dacia bring a devastating assault to the doorstep of his oppressors. Taking the battle directly to the Vine planet of Loam, he will decimate their armies, he will level their cities - and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. But when one man declares war on an entire world, what painful consequences will he reap for himself - and for the whole of huma more

  • 10
    Blue Raven Comics - Kassim Mirza Mar 22, 2013

    So, as far as the first installment of Planet Death goes, this issue delivers. Like, really delivers. Like a biker kicking down your door and giving you the delivery of burning your house down"while you love every minute of it. But at the same time, Planet Death Part One is going to be something much more complex and character driven than we've seen in a while. If you've been reading X-O and you've felt like the title may have been dragging its feet, pick up X-O Manowar #11. If you want to jump on, now is a good time as well. But I'd still recommend maybe trying to pick up or borrow the first 10 issues. All I can say is this, Planet Death is going to be a crazy ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Mar 18, 2013

    X-O Manowar #11 brings the Planet Death arc in on a somber note, but quickly ramps up the action to satisfy X-O fans' hunger for action and violence. The creative team is really at its best right now, just in time for the one year anniversary of Valiant's relaunch and X-O's most exciting story arc to date. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Christopher Romero Mar 21, 2013

    Published by Valiant Comics, X-O Manowar is one of the best buys for your dollar among all comic titles out right now. Ie held this belief for a while now, and issue #11, part one of the newest story arc, Planet Death, only continues to add credibility to my stance. Comic Burst Reviews: X-O Manowar #11, Revival #8 and X-Termination #1 Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Mar 21, 2013

    A very satisfying beginning to a much anticipated story arc, “Planet Death” part 1 does not disappoint. On a side note, it was recently announced that Robert Venditti will be Geoff Johns’ successor on Green Lantern. After seeing what he accomplished with the Vine’s origin and home world, GL’s alien races & strange worlds seems like a perfect fit and I can’t wait to see where he’ll take it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Randall Austin Mar 20, 2013

    My fellow Ungrownups and Geeks, X-O Manowar #11 is definitely a good catch. I have to say that I'm rather impressed with Valiant Entertainment. Hat's off to the crew of this comic. I'm definitely adding issues #1-10 to my collection! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Mar 20, 2013

    Don’t worry if you haven’t kept up with XO so far. This issue would be a great jumping on point. You will be hooked from here on out. This Valiant revival has been expertly handled, and you, the reader, benefit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Mar 20, 2013

    X-O MANOWAR #11 is awesome. I'm not going to spice it up with an over-the-top analogy this week. This is a book you should be reading because it's consistently great. While Aric finally has a chance to extract his revenge on the Vine, he finds out it's not that easy. Venditti keeps this book fresh, month after month, and the opening sequence is written and drawn beautifully. My only problem was that outside of that opening sequence borders, the colors felt very flat.Overall, I highly recommend this issue and series. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Mar 20, 2013

    Unfortunately, the art in this issue isn't quite as epic as the story. Cary Nord does some brilliant work with the panels on the first few pages, but then things get a little clunky. The inking lines are hard and thick, giving the book a brushy, sketched look. This makes for a lack of detail and a general unfinished feeling. That said, the page where X-O first lands on the Vine's home world? Holy cow, it looks freaking amazing; it's beautiful in its menacing glory. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    One Quest - Chris Cobb Mar 22, 2013

    There's a lot going on here, and I just don't know enough to care. I don't know if I'm suppose to like this dude in a spacesuit or hate him. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 20, 2013

    Still, X-O Manowar #11 does a good job of bringing in lapsed readers like myself back into the fold. Unlike the start of the series, there is enough here that I want to know what happens next. If the creative team can find cohesion between art and words, this "Planet Death" arc could be a real winner for Valiant. Read Full Review

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