X-O Manowar #33

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafa Sandoval Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 8
7.6Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

X-O Manowar has beaten the Vine. Survived the Armor Hunters. Come face to face with the Armorines. Now he faces an unimaginable threat... a threat from beyond the grave.

The lesson needed to defeat them resides with his past and the greatest love of his life, Deidre of Dacia. But the last Aric knew of her, she was captured by the Roman legions and heading towards a slave camp. Her story, however, did not end there. Heavy hangs the head the that wears the crown.

Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) and rising star Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) for this special done-in-one jumping- more

  • 9.3
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Feb 8, 2015

    X-O Manowar #33 is an excellent start to the new story arc and successfully introduces cosmic events while tying them to Aric's character and past. I really enjoy how Aric's character development is treated with consistency, and as a result it's easy to become engrossed in the various situations. Not much is shown about the new threat but the sequence of events is very intriguing so I'm looking forward to seeing what unfolds next, and more about the prophecy.Rafa Sandoval provides great artwork in this first issue and I'm pleased with the choice. I thought that the last story arc was so dope and would be hard to top but I have high expectations for this one now too. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Dan Crotty Feb 6, 2015

    This self-proclaimed jumping on point sports a new art team giving us an incredibly lush flashback to Aric's barbarian days. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Russ Whiting Feb 6, 2015

    The issue also ends on a fairly intriguing note and raises questions as to the true nature of Shanhara, the X-O Manowar itself. A good jumping on point for new readers as well. Snag it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Tyler Goulet Feb 3, 2015

    Fantastic, flowing cloaks, blood that any warrior would be proud of, beautifully epic space sequence and the Vine, X-O Manowar #33 just might be everything that a new fan could need to get hooked on this brilliant character and brilliant series from Valiant. Plus, it has all those things, and more, for existing fans as well! X-O Manowar #33 will get you hooked all over again, and will undoubtedly hook anybody new, while making it impossible to contain excitement for the future of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 6, 2015

    X-O Manowar #33 is definitely a good issue, although it’s a little underwhelming for new readers. Robert Venditti does a good job at establishing Aric’s character throughout a long flashback sequence, but the slow story and set-up nature of this issue hold it back from being truly captivating. I’ll be back next month, though. I know that Robert Venditti won’t fail to provide us with a grandiose and epic story. Bring on Dead Hand! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Feb 4, 2015

    I get that feeling from this, unlike other things I've read this week, I can read this and understand that there's something here that I'm not "getting" and that it's part of a decent larger narrative. I can guess that it's decent because what's here is well written and well-drawn, it has all the signs of something well done. It's just not for me and I don't think it's enough to draw in somebody that isn't already a fan. If you're a fan and you know what's going you'll probably buy the book anyway. If you're a neophyte, like me, then find something else that will draw you in more. Read Full Review

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