X-O Manowar #30

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Diego Bernard Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 19, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.2Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Armor Hunters was only the beginning! Now, still reeling from his harrowing encounter with the Armor Hunters, Aric of Dacia might face a new threat - the calculating paramilitary force known as the ARMORINES! Armed with an array of astounding abilities far beyond the capabilities of the X-O Manowar armor, has this bleeding-edge commando unit come to save Aric's kingdom...or grind it into dust? Find out as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Clayton Henry unleash a pivotal new chapter in the saga of X-O Manowar!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Nov 18, 2014

    Yes, X-O Manowar earned another perfect score, but believe me when I tell you it earned it. This is not Saga where almost everyone throws a 5-Star rating on it month in and month out and no one is surprised (because, yes, Saga is fucking amazing). This is X-O Manowar; a book that has more than earned your attention and more than deserves it. Its the Valiant crown jewel and it really, truly, deserves to be read by anybody who likes any of the other top books out there, month after month. This is easily a book to rival any other superhero book thats out right now, so if thats your kinda thing pick this up! Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 19, 2014

    X-O Manowar #30 is a very promising start to a new story arc with the intriguing Armorines led by Zahn, and the push in the U.N. to account for all alien technology. The contrast between him and Aric was presented in an entertaining way that immediately gave Zahn a context but his character wasn't simply presented as a caricature. So I'm looking forward to their battle/interaction. And I'm also interested in how the politics will affect the status quo including the secrets still being kept by G.A.T.E.. So I'm on board with this new story arc and can't wait to see how events unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 19, 2014

    X-O Manowar #30 is another opportunities to get into what is the centerpiece of the Valiant Universe as our heroes have been established to the world, we have a new villain, and much progress is being made by Capshaw to make sure that politics don't come in the way of her doing the job she needs to do for their protection. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 24, 2014

    This is a tremendous jumping on point that will surely develop into an action packed series coupled with a pronounced story in the months ahead. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Nov 19, 2014

    As X-O celebrates its thirtieth issue, I celebrate a comic that has yet to fail me in its execution. Venditti brings so much to this character while always leaving doors open for future conflict that will bring strife to Aric but joy to all the page turners. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Wesley Messer Nov 20, 2014

    X-O Manowar #30 isn't without small issues but it is an entertaining read by the end. If you are the least bit curious about X-O Manowar, this is a great starting point. A potentially strong storyline lies within this issue and there's a final page that I won't dare spoil but the next year in Valiant is going to get mighty insane. Yes X-O Manowar is a big one and not just a jumping on point and the start of a new arc, but something bigger that's on the horizon. A solid issue and I look forward to reading more! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Nov 19, 2014

    It's the start to something pretty awesome. It's tough to go from Armor Hunters to Armorines, since Armor Hunters was so epic, but this first issue of the new arc is great. On top of that, it's a great place for new readers to jump on. There is a lot going on in this first issue but it's all paced extremely well and it is never convoluted or overwhelming. This is still Valiant's flagship book and easily one of the best month-to-month reads in super-hero comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Nov 21, 2014

    The writer blends witty humor with plot development in only a way that talented writers can. The artwork for X-O #30 is crisp, particularly the showcasing of a wintry rural Nebraska. Zahn's Armorines seem like they'll be a force to be reckoned with, so I'd strongly suggest grabbing yourself a copy of issue #30 this week. Read Full Review

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