X-O Manowar #42

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Rafael Sandoval Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 25, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.3User Rating


As the Vine make a desperate, final stand against G.A.T.E. for a rightful home, only Aric of Dacia can bring peace. But X-O Manowar's fed up with being manipulated... and makes a decision that will change Earth forever. New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (X-Men: Legacy) bring you the heartbreaking finale of "EXODUS"!

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 25, 2015

    This arc has been a rollercoaster. Things have popped off, but been reigned back. It's very much like the real world in that sense. Venditti and company capture that perfectly making for an intense and enjoyable superhero comic unlike any other out there. If you're not reading X-O Manowar, find something to skip this week so you can give this book a chance. You might just find yourself dropping those safe and boring reads in favor of something with some teeth. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Nov 25, 2015

    X-O Manowar #42 stands for everything you love about what this series has evolved into, what Aric has evolved into as the X-O Manowar. It wasn't about who had the bigger guns, or who was the toughest. This story arc finished on a note that questioned and gave an answer as to what it takes to lead. It has been made clear that Trill will be a big villain down the road, and this was the best way of putting him in that position where not only that is established but other possible storylines created as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Nov 28, 2015

    X-O Manowar #42 is a solid issue filled with action and interesting developments that result in a satisfying conclusion to this story arc. It's been a slow build up to the conflict between the Vine and G.A.T.E. butit's anenjoyable battle while it lasts. Aric's ability to enter the Vine's mindspace is an exciting development and I can't wait to see how this impacts the hunt for the plantings and inevitable confrontation with Commander Trill. This issue doesn't explore the deeper ramifications of the Vine living on Earth but I assume that will be done in the next story arc. I'm just glad about this exciting new chapter in X-O Manowar. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Nov 23, 2015

    Confession time: a few months ago, I honestly felt thatX-O Manowar was an idiotic concept, admittedly it was one that I really knew next to nothing about until I started reviewingValiant‘s comics, but it never really resonated with me until I started reading Exodus. I can now see just how wrong I was only six months ago by judging a character based on a preconceived notion because in the right hands, he's a rich character that is rife with great story telling opportunities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Nov 23, 2015

    X-O Manowar #42 is a satisfying and enjoyable read. A solid storyline, good character development, and beautiful art make this an essential read. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Nov 24, 2015

    Ultimately, X-O Manowar #42 falls flat as an overall conclusion to "Exodus", but represents a very important step in Aric's character development. Read Full Review

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