X-O Manowar #5

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
8.1Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Jump on board the smash hit series of the summer as two legends of the Valiant Universe collide for the first time! The X-O Manowar armor has fallen to Earth… and now the world’s most lethal intelligence agent has a new target. But who is the operative known only as Ninjak? And who – or what – has marked Aric of Dacia for death by his blade? Find out as the all-new Ninjak makes his shocking first appearance – and cuts his way to the forefront of the Valiant Universe.

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 12, 2012

    X-O Manowar is awesome. I'm not going to spend hours here coming up with wacky adjectives or ridiculous analogies to describe this issue. It's just awesome. I love this book, and this story was great from front to back. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Sep 11, 2012

    Valiant’s flying knight in shining armour explodes out of every panel, as this series gets better with every issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Sep 12, 2012

    Stepping in for Cary Nord is Lee Garbett and he doesn't miss a beat. The book looks fan-freaking-tastic. The battle between a speical forces group and Aric in the jungle is so ridiculous and violent. At one point, Aric punches a grenade through a guys ribcage. Yeah. Garbett draws the hell out of all of it. Also, he gets to draw Ninjak and that makes the man a true hero. Ninjak is back! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    First Comics News - Matthew Szewczyk Sep 12, 2012

    X-O Manowar continues the Valiant revival with everything that I look for in a comic book series today; strong writing that has a purpose and momentum, art that compliments the story in an exciting style while being easy to follow, and characters that are well defined and interesting. If that seems like something you would be interested in reading then I urge you to go pick up X-O Manowar, or any of the Valiant titles, and enjoy some of the best comics being published today. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Sep 13, 2012

    In conclusion, X-O Manowar has been and still is one of the most exciting comics on the market. I think this was the perfect story to introduce Ninjak in, and I am very excited to find out more, and to see how Aric makes it out of the astonishing predicament he finds himself in on the last page of #5. Cliffhangers, I can't emphasize them enough, and this issue pulls it off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Sep 14, 2012

    Still...I'm really digging X-O Manowar, and hoping this series lasts a good, long time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Sep 12, 2012

    "X-O Manowar" #5 is an action conspiracy comic with a character heart beating at its center. The journey of Aric is tinged with poignancy as much as it is soaked in the blood of alien and human foes. This issue is filled with action on a massive and personal scale. It is a relief to see the quality of this book continue as it emerges from the opening arc and forges on into a larger tale. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Sep 12, 2012

    Okay, I understand that Valiant needs to get more people to read Ninjak. With orders for X-O reaching 25,000 a month, they sure as hell don’t need any more readers on that book. So I will tolerate this crossover for now in the hopes that Venditti brings us back to the excellent storytelling focusing on Aric that we had in issues 1 through 4. Read Full Review

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