X-O Manowar #44

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Robert Gill Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 3, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 4
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut deep into "THE KILL LIST"!

Dispatched by MI-6 to dismantle a Vine terror cell before its next deadly attack, the Valiant Universe's fiercest warrior and most elite master assassin have reunited to locate their target...and they might already be too late! But as Commander Trill's master plan comes to fruition, he may discover that his greatest enemy is within!

Epic storytellers Robert Venditti (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR) and Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH) plunge into the world of espionage and intrigue as X-O Manowar's latest page-turner hunts the heroes of the Valiant Universe!

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jan 31, 2016

    Valiant's flagship title is as good as ever right now. I've felt like ever since the Armor Hunters story that X-O has had better stories, better art. The Kill List is certainly one not to miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Eric Ogar Baumgard Feb 3, 2016

    As I mentioned, Venditti has been expertly trying every issue into every previous issue in this series, but he's impressively kept every arc open and totally accessible to new readers who might be picking the title up for the first time. Whether you know the character or not, I recommend reading this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dylan Hicks Feb 3, 2016

    This is a spectacular issue of X-O Manowar. Between Venditti's strong scripts, Gill's stunning art, and Arreola's splendid colors, I cannot wait until issue #45.This is the kind of collaboration that elevates the medium. Moreover, this issue, and it's creative team, is a great example of the quality that continues to flow from Valiant. A publisher not afraid to handle delicate subjects on equality and diversity with mature, subtle, themes. X-O Manowar #44 gets 4.5 out of 5 stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Daniel Gehen Feb 3, 2016

    X-O Manowar #44 is a fun ride that manages to challenge its readers with socio-political themes. Moreover, the creative has put into motion plans that will seemingly lead to an explosive and gripping final act. And if nothing else, the teamwork between Aric and Ninjak as they take out VPLAoperatives is alone worth the cover price. This is one flagship title that worthy of the mantle. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Feb 3, 2016

    X-O Manowar #44 makes progress with another well paced issue. Something big is coming and these two past issues have been a good build up to that moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Feb 3, 2016

    The Kill List part 2 continues to give us a thrilling and meaningful storyline that questions religion, politics, war and racism. Gill and Arreola are a solid team with their art. The pacing is off, but not too bad. The issue is still very strong with Venditti's multi-layered writing, making it an excellent issue. Overall, this was a strong issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Feb 2, 2016

    It's not the best X-O Manowar issue, but it is better than the last issue. I'm hopeful that The Kill List will end on a high note. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 9, 2016

    So, a solid issue, strong art - but the cliffhanger promises much more X-O content next time around. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Martin Ferretti Feb 3, 2016

    Overall, X-O Manowar #44 is an excellent addition to Arics story and the The Kill List is shaping up to be another solid arc that is sure to set up whats next in X-Os corner of the Valiant universe. If X-O Manowar is not on your pull list, you are definitely missing out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 3, 2016

    It's an okay issue. It's not great. It's not a great follow up to the previous arc, but if you're reading and liking X-O, then it's worth keeping with it. Like I said, it's a transition arc and so once we're out of fog we'll have a showdown and major consequences for the X-O side of the Valiant Universe. Until then, I'll keep reading and enjoying Ninjak. Read Full Review

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