X-O Manowar #37

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Diego Bernard Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 17, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Doomed by DEAD HAND! The colossal cosmos-spanning finale to the X-O Manowar epic of 2015 is here!

The fate of millions hangs in the balance as the forces of DEAD HAND go head-to-head with the X-O ARMY! That's right, we said X-O ARMY! Can Aric of Dacia fulfi ll his duty as protector of Earth? Or will this relentless force be his final hour? Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) & Diego Bernard (Red Lanterns) bring the defining moment to a rollicking, universe-crunching conclusion!

  • 8.8
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Jun 18, 2015

    X-O Manowar #37 is a satisfying conclusion to the Dead Hand story arc, and what it lacks in making Dead Hand feel like an imposing villain, it more than makes up for by showing the armors are a force to be reckoned with in the universe. Dead Hand'sgoal is made clear and intriguing but the fact armors couldn't be destroyed like that makes this ultimate plan even more questionable. The action is intense, and the hint about seeing other armors in the future is enough to get me excited for what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jun 17, 2015

    What could be found disappointing was the little seen of what happened to the hunters. We know their fate, and that is of course what led to Dead Hand, but for such an event to unfold it could have at least a little more time dedicated to it. If not only to feel some way about the slaughter of the hunters felt like it could have been necessary. Possibly could also be said that with this issue we could have done without what was happening on Earth. Their relevance wasn't all there and took time away from a very good confrontation between Dead Hand and Aric as they argued ethics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Jun 17, 2015

    All in all, this was a strong closer for Dead Hand that gave us an epic battle which on the downside felt too easy for our heroes. With this issue Dead Hand proved that it is the epic story you would expect when the antagonist is a sentient Death Star. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jun 17, 2015

    X-O MANOWAR's latest storyline, "Dead Hand" was solid and the final issue of the storyline was great at setting up possible future stories, but it felt like it went by a little too fast. Venditti still tells a great story here and Bernard, Reber, and Winn do some solid work, for the most part, minus a couple of hiccups along the way. It may not be the best issue of the series, but this was still a lot of fun and I recommend checking this issue out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Aaron Halverson Jun 17, 2015

    This book is a winner. It's the John Cena of comic books. Say what you will about John Cena, the guy looks strong when he needs to look strong, weak when he needs to look weak but more than anything you can count on him to deliver a Program. You can count on this book to deliver. It should be called the fucking Mail Man because of how regularly it delivers. If you aren't reading THIS, you're missing out. Don't miss out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Jun 22, 2015

    The series' latest installment sees the "Dead Hand" arc come to a close in a satisfying manner. With that said, X-O Manowar #37 belongs to art team of Diego Bernard (pencils), Ryan Winn (inks), and Brian Reber (colors). Delivering on the solicitations' promise, this is a action-packed, cosmic adventure as Aric and his "armor army" make a final stand against the Dead Hand protocol in the orbit of Mars. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Jun 18, 2015

    Despite some of the disappointment, X-O Manowar #37 is still another good issue in the series. It's fun to see Aric continue to grow as both a character and a leader. The days of him being one-dimensional are far gone, and seeing him have so much purpose elevates this series. Next month we will see Aric at his wedding, so hopefully we will get a light-hearted issue before the story goes back to a serious direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 22, 2015

    "X-O Manowar" #37 is, at its core, simply another man versus machine story. Venditti has been warning Aric and the readers about the potential threat of the X-O armor, but the true threat seems to be those issuing warnings again and again. Such is the case in this issue. As the fourth of four chapters dedicated to "Dead Hand," this issue seems to close the case rather conveniently, as if daring readers to ask: "Were four issues really necessary?" Light on character development but full of fighting, "X-O Manowar" #37 isn't the most memorable issue of the series, but it has some nice moments -- among those, the three vertical panels that close out the issue. Venditti and Bernard don't deliver a cliffhanger but, with unplayed dramatic music easily imagined to be hanging in the air, they let the reader know that this ending is not as complete as it seems. Read Full Review

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