X-O Manowar #3

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Cary Nord Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 2
8.6Critic Rating
9.5User Rating

The smash hit series of the summer continues!

With the X-O Manowar armor now in his possession, all that stands between Aric and freedom is a legion of alien soldiers. When he at last comes face to face with Commander Trill — the alien responsible for his capture — the enormous power of the Manowar armor reveals its potential in a new and electrifying way. Can Aric lead his band of fellow prisoners off the Vine colony ship and back to Earth, or will their revolt be put down? Who will live and who will die?

  • 12.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jul 18, 2012

    After scoring a grand slam on this date with Valiant I need a sandwich. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - LeoFLJ Jul 23, 2012

    Overall, this is a great installment of the possibly the best new series of the summer. Valiant is making a big comeback in a big way, and they couldn't have picked a better comic to lead with. X-O Manowar is a must read, even if you've never read the original series. Pick it up and support a great relaunch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Jul 19, 2012

    The new Valiant Universe hasnt taken a false step yet, and I think this is my favorite issue theyve produced so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Jul 20, 2012

    At this point we can move past saying that Valiant is back! and start making the case that Valiant is now here to stay. Every single issue of a new Valiant comic that Ive read has been great and left me wanting more. With titles like Archer and Armstrong, Eternal Warrior, and Rai on the horizon, the fun is far from over. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekality - Josh Pierce Jul 17, 2012

    I think we all know that Aric is a great warrior, but I wonder as the issues go on and Aric loses more and more links to his previous life, how will he adjust to this new life? Will he be able to learn how to live on Earth in modern-day? Will he even stay on Earth? What will become of Aric and the armor. Honestly, there are a lot of questions that you can ask going into issue #4, but the best part is, the character development of Aric will leave the readers of this book truly wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jul 17, 2012

    With issue #1, #2 & now #3, the story revolves around Aric & the Visigoths alien abduction and the discovery of the armour of Shanhara. So itll be interesting to see where the story will go from here. Great stuff. From Valiant Comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Examiner - Reid Kerr Jul 18, 2012

    Through three issues, Venditti and crew have delivered what was expected and more. The X-O origin has been retold with more depth and much stronger art, and now the Valiant Universe has its first superhuman sighting on Earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 18, 2012

    Cary Nord's art looks great, if not quite as polished, in this issue. His character work is fantastic. The action looks awesome, but not as big as it did in the first issue. It's not bad, but the backgrounds drop away more often and the line detail is missing at times. Still, Aric versus an alien in a giant mechsuit is crazy cool, and we finally get some brief laser sword action. The best panels though are the ones that show the anger and intensity in Aric's face. The very last page is one of those moments where you go, "This is not going to end well." I'm ready for the next issue, Valiant. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Jul 19, 2012

    X-O Manowar #3 is a fun and fresh reimagining of the original, which is sure to please fans new and old alike. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Addicts - Akshay Dhar Jul 24, 2012

    The script so far has more than done the title justice and the pencils are not my favourite, but the combination of the inks and colours really save the day, creating a nice look and feel for everything.If the other Valiant books are all this good in both story and art, you'll love them. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Jul 19, 2012

    "X-O Manowar" #3 finally pitches the larger concept of the series. Readers spent the first two issues getting Aric into the armor and this issue shows both the advantages and possible consequences. By the final pages, the larger narrative is gets a visible, promising direction -- dramatic action, a character you completely feel for and a high concept that offers many amazing options. "X-O Manowar" is the jewel in the Valiant relaunch and is in no danger of slowing its momentum. Read Full Review

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