X-O Manowar #39

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafael Sandoval Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 12, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.8User Rating


Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a God in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of DEAD HAND, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth - tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) unite here to begin a bold and tragic new era in the life of X-O more

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 12, 2015

    Visually X-O Manowar #39 grabs you the same as X-O Manowar #39 when we start to experience the same feeling of suspense and urgency that we did when the planet of Loam was facing its doom. The Vine were unprepared for this attack and you sympathize with their unawareness of what they were getting themselves into when they decided Earth would be their new home. To see their happiness finding a new home, and then what came next is a crushing visual to take in and this art team delivered in capturing what it means to live in fear, and what it means to suffer. Again there were so many ways this could have happened, and the art team took the more in-depth approach to show how people reacted to their very way of life ending in such a short amount of time. As usual the colors are distinguishing when so much was going on at once. Used very well when it comes to creating the atmosphere for the story. Especially when things seem bleak. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Aug 10, 2015

    X-O Manowar is a fascinating character, and if you have any speck of curiosity in you at all about him, then grab this comic from the racks the next time you're in your Local Comic Shop, or perusing ComiXology. It's an excellent jumping on point for the series and a good starting point forValiantcomics in general. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Aug 10, 2015

    The collaborative efforts of the creative team makes this a promising start to another fantastic X-O Manowar story. Buy this book! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Aug 12, 2015

    In my personal opinion, if you know anything about X-O Manowar, it's enough to be able to jump on the series at the start of a storyline. It's not going to perfectly recap the series for you because no comic really is. Even a numbering reboot doesn't ensure that you'll know what's going on in story, but with the start of "Exodus" it's a nice place to jump on and get back in the mix of things with X-O. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicsverse - Alex Nader Aug 17, 2015

    Rafa Sandoval's art is great and clean. His paneling is easy to follow " the most important part of sequential comic, and something that is often unobserved. He also keeps the look of the Vine consistent, which is something that has been difficult in Valiant books. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Aug 12, 2015

    X-O Manowar #39 is an enjoyable start to the story arc and successfully sets the stage to address the Vine's current situation in a multi-faceted and entertaining way. Their sudden arrival on Earth creates a myriad of problems, and the actions of a jet fighter pilot only highlights one aspect of it. I do wish the Vine's connection to the armors, and as a result the Armor Hunters, was addressed at least a little but that can still happen down the line. For now, I'm interested in seeing where things go from here. Read Full Review

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