X-O Manowar #47

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Joe Bennett, Roberto de la Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: June 29, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! The march toward the greatest Valiant milestone of all time starts here as X-O Manowar begins "LONG LIVE THE KING"!

They are The Torment - and their name means death. Thought to be a legend by the extraterrestrial empire called the Vine, they have now become Earth's violent reality. They have traveled for eons to reach us...in search of Aric of Dacia, the unstoppable X-O Manowar. How can Aric of Dacia defeat an omnipotent threat nearly as old as the universe itself? Will the X-O Manowar armor truly be our world's salvation, just as the Vine's myths foretold? Is this the beginning of the end for more

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Holden Copeland Jul 1, 2016

    Overall, X-O Manowar #47 is fast paced and has a lot happening, but not in a bad way. It's sad to see the series come to a close, especially with there only being fifty issues during its entire run. Fans of the series will be happy to know that the creative team deliver a great issue and appear to be building towards an epic and worthy finale for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 4, 2016

    It's an over-the-top, no-holds-barred epic by writer Robert Venditti and artists Joe Bennett and Marcio Loerzer, and it's very good - it's a clever exploration of an invasion by an unbeatable enemy. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jun 28, 2016

    It'll be sad to see it go but issue 47 is the start of X-O going out on top. While it is the end, it's shaping up to be a hell of a story. Get in on the action. If you've been looking for comic book action, this is the home of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jul 2, 2016

    While not a game changing story to end on, X-O Manowar #47 is another great entry into Venditti's long run on X-O Manowar. The art manages to engage and captivate on every page even if it isn't quite as impressive as the Cary Nord days of old. Each issue shows that a lot of love and care has been put into this revival of Valiant's literally ancient hero. One wonders if characters such as Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, or even Ninjak have the name and weight to compensate for our favorite Visigoth's eventual absence. Hopefully, the absence will be a short "one. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jun 28, 2016

    Although Valiant have promised this is an all new jumping on point, that may not be strictly true seeing as how the series is coming to a close, but the Robert Venditti penned Long Live The King is going to be one hell of an ending to the series if X-O Manowar #47 is anything to go by. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 26, 2016

    The Face of Gods story has kicked off in the pages of X-O Manowar in break neck fashion and deserves your attention. Robert Venditti gives us a menacing threat and this issue is a really good jumping on point for new readers, but that doesn't mean long time readers won't be thrilled as well. Joe Bennett and Roberto De La Torre do a great job making everything look great and in the end, this is just a really good sci-fi comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Broken Infinite - Frank Rodriguez Jun 28, 2016

    Long Live the King Part 1 more than lives up to the hype with an amazing epic with an enemy that could be the strongest Aric has ever faced. Venditti weaves the end of the Kill List into Long Live the King seamlessly as he tackles all the main characters into a desperate battle and plight. The art was superb with great detail and wonderful line work that was crisp. The colors were vibrant as ever. Besides the brevity of the issue and Trill's Cobra Commander like retreat, it was a excellent start to the X-O Manowar storyline. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Jul 11, 2016

    If you haven't picked up X-O Manowar yet, definitely give it a read. It's a lot easier to digest than Valiant's other titles, which suffer from crossover-mania; here, we just have a power-suited Gothic warrior fighting alongside former enemy aliens to defeat towering goo-monsters. Pretty simple. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jun 29, 2016

    These creatures pose a threat on an all-new scale to Aric. He cannot simply punch his way out of this problem. No weapon seems to work. To stop these creatures, the Visigoth king will need to use a swift masterstroke. Let's hope the price to protect his loved ones doesn't end up costing Aric a hefty price. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jun 29, 2016

    There's a lot I want to say about the series as a whole, but I will save that for the post-mortem of issue 50. For now I will just say I enjoyed this book, and it's going to be a long month waiting for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Amy Okamoto Jun 27, 2016

    X-O Manowar #47 is an exhilarating and striking book that will get your adrenaline pumping. Part of the arc leading up to the momentous issue #50, this needs to be in your must read pile even if you are new to the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Jul 2, 2016

    If you've read an arc of X-O Manowar, you should know what you're getting into in terms of plot. There's Aric (X-O Manowar) and his new kingdom of Visgoths and Vine refugees having to survive a new, extraterrestrial threat. Only this time, their the apparent gods from the Vine's former homeworld, Loam. I could be wrong, and the arc's end could be a massive payoff for longtime readers. But as it stands right now, the issue is retread of previous plot points. On the other hand, new readers, or those looking for a their superhero fix during an off-week for the Big Two, should find this to be satisfying. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Jul 2, 2016

    Maybe this issue didn't have the best start, but it certainly had a great end and solid promise for the following issues. As I said, sci-fi is not my thing and I really can't relate to that genre, but this comic has an underlying fantasy theme that makes it easier to read and draws in new readers.. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Matthew J. Theriault Jun 29, 2016

    The bulk of this issue is an action-packed battle, and I'm probably alone in finding the dump of exposition at the beginning the most fascinating aspect. Such does a wonderful job of adding to the mythology of the Valiant Universe, but it's not itself sufficient to bring new readers up to speed. That said, it is enough to whet one's appetite, to garner greater interest in how the story got to this point and where it's going from here. If the Vine scriptures are to be believed, it going in an absolutely apocalyptic direction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jun 30, 2016

    X-O Manowar #47 shows potential, but fails to live up to its own promises. Read Full Review

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