X-O Manowar #16

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 21, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

THE ROAD TO UNITY CONTINUES! X-O Manowar and the Eternal Warrior. Once they were brothers-in-arms, comrades sworn to the same cause. But now they find themselves on opposing sides of a battle for the very fate of civilization itself. Aric of Dacia and the immense power that he wields have the potential to the plunge the world into a new era of war, and the only man who can broker a world peace also happens its to be its most fearsome warrior. But can Gilad settle this conflict with words rather weapons? And does he know how? As the world watches, two of Valiant's most fearsome heroes will meet once again - and the outcome of their latest clas more

  • 10
    Comicosity - MJ Feuerborn Aug 21, 2013

    X-O Manowar certainly hasn't lost its intrigue with Aric's return to earth, and Vendetti has not once fallen out of step, keeping the story captivating in its pace. One hopes that though one war is over and a new one seems to be brewing, time will be taken to further flesh out not just Aric's character but the book's supporting female cast. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Aug 21, 2013

    Once again, X-O proves to be a book that you need to make space in your pull box for on Wednesdays. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Byron Hendricks Sep 18, 2013

    X-O Manowar is not a story about superheroes. It is an epic journey about a man that is lost in the present. Aric is flawed, pig-headed and quick to anger, but this is exactly what makes this read so enjoyable. Add some great story-telling and a unique concept and you are presented with the recipe for a rather excellent read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Aug 21, 2013

    The first of the new Valiant titles is still one of its best and shows no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Aug 20, 2013

    X-O Manowar is shaping up to be the leader in the Valiant Universe and with so many solid titles that's no easy feat. Aric and Gilad's complicated relationship and history is the most interesting and dynamic in comics right now. Unity is going to be the toughest challenge for Aric and the Shanhara and, with the soon to be released Eternal Warrior title, the X-O Manowar section of the Valiant Universe looks to be it's best yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Aug 23, 2013

    This is what reading comics is all about. Since the relaunch of Valiant's action-fueled X-O Manowar last year, protagonist Aric of Dacia has become a fixture among my comic titles, and for good reason. This is a book packed with sheer intensity, and writer Robert Venditti understands well the expression, "either go big or go home." Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Sebastian Mejia Aug 27, 2013

    If you haven't been reading this book, this issue is a great jumping on point. It gives you everything you need to know about Aric and his struggles, and sets up the upcoming event in such a natural way that new readers won't feel lost. You can't do much better than X-O Manowar if you're looking for stunning action with epic scope. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Aug 21, 2013

    Lee Garbett has become the artist on this series that all others should be judged against. No offense to the other very talented hands that have handled this world, but Garbett is just the bee's knees. He renders the past and present with equal care, letting the story shift seamlessly from ancient battle ground to modern day. And, you know, there's the lightning swords... you can't forget about the lightning swords. X-O Manowar #16 looks and reads great. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Ian Gowan Aug 26, 2013

    This comic has me wanting to read the previous issue and then coming back for more in the next issue of X-O. Also this is the second issue in a new story arc that will be leading up to the November release of the new Valiant team book called Unity. X-O will be a focus of Unity, as a team will be assembled on Earth to confront him. Unity also seems compelling as being the first team book from this new Valiant universe. This issue along with the previous issue is a decent jumping on point. It's a good place to start if you're interested in X-O Manowar and the new direction he's going within the Valiant universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper and Brandon Burpee Aug 22, 2013

    I have to say, I am really enjoying the more direct focus of this latest arc. It's playing to Robert Venditti and Lee Garbett's strength, and this issue was pretty rock solid. You have Aric being an arrogant jerk but getting worked (and then working) Eternal Warrior, you have him finding a lady, and you have the return of Alexander Dorian, and Lee Garbett is fantastic on all of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Aug 21, 2013

    X-O MANOWAR continues to deliver some of the most entertaining story telling in comic books. It's a fun mixture of the more traditional comics that so many people are used to and a little something different: month to month awesomeness. This is all building up to UNITY and it's just getting more an more exciting. The creative team here is dynamite, and if you're not reading X-O MANOWAR, you're insane... point blank. Overall, I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Aug 21, 2013

    X-O Manowar has another really great issue with some strange implications going forward. Eventually it seems like Aric will straighten out his astronomical personal flaws, but until then this title chronicles the arrogant. Hopefully there will be consequences for the actions of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Herotaku - Frankie Rodriguez Aug 20, 2013

    The art was good and in some places, great. But that is my only real gripe. Still, solid job by the art team and stellar writing from Venditti. Dear God when that arm got broken " Sheesh. Read Full Review

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