X-O Manowar #48

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Joe Bennett, Roberto Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The countdown to X-O MANOWAR #50 continues as "LONG LIVE THE KING" escalates!

They're here! The Torment - a world-devouring race older than history itself - has arrived on Earth. And now, all that stands between our existence and complete annihilation is Aric of Dacia, heir to the Visigoth throne and wielder of the X-O Manowar armor! But as the Torment unleash a wrath unlike anything the galaxy has seen, even Earth's most powerful protector will find himself hopelessly outmatched. With humanity standing on the brink of extinction, X-O Manowar must turn to his greatest adversary for help - the savage Commander Trill!

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  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Aug 28, 2016

    X-O Manowar #48is a character driven story with spikes of action and the promise of climactic events to come! X-O Manowar has long been a flagship title in the Valiant line, and there is little doubt that the best is yet to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jul 28, 2016

    I'm sad that the new Valiant's first series, it's only series that has been with us since the relanch is coming to an end, but we are ending on a high note so far. The issue was good and I have high hopes that this will have a great ending. If you are interested in reading this, start with issue one and work your way to 50, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Aug 2, 2016

    The issue, written by Robert Venditti, is mostly setup. The Earth is facing an invasion by an apparently unstoppable alien force, and Earth's mightiest defenders - including X-O Manowar and his allies - are marshaling their forces. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 31, 2016

    While this issue slows the pace of our story a bit from the initial start to the arc, it gives us the necessary motivation to understand our villain's sudden appearance. The art as usual is amazing and I'm always very impressed at how detailed not just the characters are, but the world around them is as well. Although issue forty eight isn't as exciting as our last effort in the series, it builds momentum necessary going forward to have a huge finish for our final two issues. Don't fret, X-O Manowar will go out with a bang. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GAMbIT Magazine - J. Luis Aug 7, 2016

    In many ways it felt like I was reading Civil War II #0 again because of the many lateral panels. Not really a con, but it made me lose the plot's thread a little when I noticed this. Anyway, this series seems to be on the right direction and I'm starting to think it could turn to be a really cool TV or web series because of the style, the narrative and the plot itself. Can't wait for what's next! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Aug 8, 2016

    The weird, wild, and wonderful world of XO Manowar continues. Im a huge admirer of the series excellent art and solid writing. I dont have much to comment on here, since the story is still developing, and Id like to have the whole arc in hand before I drop the gavel; however Im optimistic that Valiant has the situation well in hand. Mostly Im wondering how Manowar is going to defeat the Torment, since they seem to be all-absorbing and all-powerfulI cant wait to see how it pans out. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Jul 27, 2016

    Achieving one issue of a comic is a milestone. Getting to number fifty deserves accolades, especially when the book redefines the action comic genre. But I will not let Venditti off the hook when he offers a placeholder episode like this. Work up to a big story milestone, like you have done before, Mr. Venditti. Do not temper your pacing with such a lull prior to the big moment. Build action with action. You have achieved it so well before, don't let us down now. Read Full Review

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