X-O Manowar #49

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Joe Bennett, Roberto Torre Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: August 31, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Long live the king! The march to X-O MANOWAR #50 soldiers onward!

Witness the last stand of Earth's greatest champion, X-O Manowar! With the world besieged by the Torment, Aric of Dacia has united his bravest allies and fiercest enemies for a last ditch effort to avert armageddon. But will even their combined strength be enough against the seemingly infinite powers of this
unfathomable cosmic race?

Plus: The X-O MANOWAR #50 COUNTDOWN GIVEAWAY continues right here! Each issue of "LONG LIVE THE KING" comes bagged with one of 50 micro-prints - featuring artwork from a who's who of comic superstars - or even one-of-a-kind o more

  • 10
    GAMbIT Magazine - Alan D.D. Sep 1, 2016

    Having to point to one small gripI would have liked it even more if the romance here were a little more well developed. It works alright, but I had to find something to nitpick as no book/project is ever truly perfect. X-O Manowar #49 it's definitely one of the best issues I've red so far and I'm eager to see what Valiant will bring with the next issue. They have set a high bar and there will be high expectations going into it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Sep 9, 2016

    We are all set up for an epic last issue. Every thing will be wrapped up in a month, and the longest running new Valiant series will come to an end. What's next for the characters? Will we find out? Every thing will hopefully be answered. Either way this book has been great and is a must read. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Crusaders - Inhuman Mongo Aug 31, 2016

    Joe Bennet's musculature detail is on display and the colors by Ulises make the penciling even more amazing. The art truly mirrors the script, specifically the Torment. The rendition of the antagonist is fluid and smooth adding to their dispassionate portrayal. The team has succeeded yet again by setting up a final issue for X-O Manowar fitting for such an iconic character. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Aug 31, 2016

    X-O Manowar #49 was excellent for the heart that lies at the core as Valiant's flagship title. It deserves to be so, and it will be sad for whatever happens after the 50th issue because we've come along way with Aric growing with him as a big shaper of this world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 28, 2016

    Overall I'm sad to see the publisher and creative team of X-O actually go through with their plans to stop the series at fifty issues, but I love how they are going out with a cannonball style splash.  The story is crafted perfectly with all the players in X-O's universe uniting to make a last stand and fight off an ultimate threat to this planet.  If you're a sucker for canon and continuity, Venditti has it all coming together here in a nice little package as our final arc wraps up leaving me excited for the big conclusion. As they say all good things must come to an end.  Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Aug 31, 2016

    X-O Manowar #49 may echo around your brain and make you think of the other times you've read, or watched, this particular chapter in a similar story before, but the comic sets up the final confrontation (and issue) very well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Aug 31, 2016

    X-O Manowar #49 is a disaster story filled with destructionas a galactic titans wage war against one another with perhaps earth's greatest city as the battlefield. There are uneasy alliances formed, strategic decisions made, and self-sacrifice given for thecontinuation oflife as it is known. If you enjoy reading about competing alien racesthat invade earth andbattle against a warrior king and his power armor wearing army backed with a fleet of advanced aircraft and starships, X-O Manowar #49 is the book for you! Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Sep 6, 2016

    With cameos by series guest-stars the Armorines and Commander Trill, Venditti is connecting all of the loose strings to tie the end of his tale. It's nice to see it all come together, but without an interesting hook to engage you the issue fails to serve as the beginning of a proper sendoff. Though the worlds of Earth and Vine are at stake, this arc serves as little more than a final set piece for the lengthy run. Read Full Review

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