X-O Manowar #19

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 20, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
8.7Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

All-new arc, all-new jumping-on point! X-O Manowar goes head-to-head against the forces of UNITY!
Aric of Dacia has fought to reclaim the ancestral lands of the Visigoths - and he has bled for it. But nothing he has faced before can prepare him for the combined might of UNITY - and the deadly combination of Harada, Ninjak, Eternal Warrior and Livewire! New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and Eisner Award winner Cary Nord (X-O Manowar: Planet Death) reunite for a landmark, standalone story arc at the heart of UNITY.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Nov 19, 2013

    Venditti writes Aric with honor and complexity which is why X-O Manowar is a stand out Valiant title and with Nord's art makes this my absolute favorite book this week hands down. New readers should jump on this book immediately and once you read it you'll be sold on why it's so good. X-O Manowar is truly hitting it's stride and there's no doubt only greater things lie ahead. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 18, 2013

    X-O Manowar #19 is a stellar follow up to Unity, making it even more difficult to wait for the next issue. Valiant has something special with this crossover, for lack of a better term, and as mentioned when discussing Unity Valiant has put not only some of their best talent on it, but some of the best talent in the industry right now. Bottom line, youre a fool if youre not checking out X-O Manowar and Unity because they rival, and arguably best, anything else on the shelf today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Nov 19, 2013

    This may not be the perfect comic book, but it is an extremely good one. Nord and Venditti tackle the new era of this series with grace. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Nov 20, 2013

    I'm really loving this new event, particularly how it ties into the human condition. We can't always be right or do the right thing, and when it's obvious better choices could be made there's a character dynamic that is fascinating to watch. On top of that the pace of this issue, along with the art, should keep everyone interested. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Nov 20, 2013

    Small downgrade for a book that is firing on all cylinders. All hail X-O Manowar. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 20, 2013

    Whatever is to come next, X-O Manowar is ground zero for what can only amaze. Unity #2 will be where the real fight can be expected, this has all been a subtle yet welcome build up of excitement to come. Built upon those very human like qualities that make us who we are, the same is given to Aric and his people to make this a compelling story that you find a connection to. Yes Aric is the villain to the rest of the world, but it is issues like this in which Robert Venditti is able to remind you of the man behind the X-O Manowar armor. Read Full Review

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

    X-O MANOWAR #19 is a fine tie-in to UNITY, but not really a necessary one. Long time fans will really enjoy seeing Volo and Aric beating the heck out of each other, which Venditti has been setting up since the Visigoths got back to Earth. Nord does all the artwork, including color, himself, and while overall, it's a very exciting experience, there's a few small misses here and there. Overall, X-O MANOWAR is tiramisu, delicious, filling, and something to look forward to, unless you hate delicious desserts. I highly recommend this issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Randy Z. Ochoa Nov 22, 2013

    X-O Manowar brings another great issue that struggles with its presentation, but ultimately succeeds in sympathizing with Arics rationale. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 21, 2013

    For this issue, Cary Nord provides all the art, colors and everything. It's a cool look, for sure, but when compared to the other issues in this series it looks unfinished. I applaud Valiant for putting out an issue that looks unlike any other superhero comic on the stands; they took a risk and that's not something you often see in mainstream comics. Nothing in X-O Manowar #19 looks bad, far from it, but it feels incomplete. In truth, a colorist probably would have been the way to go. There are stunning pages here that would have been served well by the hand of a professional color artist. Still, you never know until you try, right? Read Full Review

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