X-O Manowar #8

Writer: Robert Venditti Artist: Lee Garbett Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: December 19, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.0Critic Rating
6.5User Rating

X-O Manowar and Ninjak unearth The Vine's ultimate endgame! Deep within the halls of the MI-6, a sinister plot by The Vine's alien agents is about to come to fruition. Their goal? Wipe humanity off the map - beginning with X-O Manowar. To get the job done, The Vine has enlisted Ninjak, the world's most lethal assassin, but by doing so, they may have sealed their own fate. What began as a war between two men must become an uneasy truce...or Earth will fall. Betrayal, death, and a changing of the guard await in this explosive conclusion to the smash hit arc establishing X-O Manowar in the Valiant Universe.

  • 9.1
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Dec 19, 2012

    Lee Garbett does some stellar work in this issue. There's a few panels that feel like they could use a bit more detail, but once the action gets rolling, the book looks fantastic. One page in particular is just panel after panel of Ninjak and X-O cutting guys to pieces. And man, I'll tell you, when X-O bursts out of the water in front of a bunch of baddies, that is what comic books are all about. It's cool as cool can be. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Tommy Lutz Dec 18, 2012

    X-O Manowar #8 is the best installment in the series thus far. For fans of science fiction, action, and general badass comics, this one is a no brainer. Pick up the first trade if you haven't been reading, and get this issue. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Dec 19, 2012

    X-O MANOWAR continues to be one of my favorite books. It's everything you want in a comic book: great story, full of action, and characters that are incredibly intriguing. This issue wraps up very nicely, and sets-up what looks like is going to be an amazing story starting next issue.The only problem I had here was that a couple pages had coloring and shading that was a bit inconsistent with the rest of the issue.Overall, this was really close to a perfect score, and I loved the issue, so I highly recommend it.X-O MANAWAR 8 gets 4 Aric's coming out of the water after a soothing bath out of 5. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - BigJ Dec 19, 2012

    “X-O Manowar” should be on the top of your reading pile every month, as every issue of so far has been top notch. The first trade is conveniently priced at just $9.99, so why not join in the fun. In a comic book marketplace where most books are plagued with inconsistent creative teams, it's refreshing to see a book like “X-O Manowar” that is intricately mapped out, building towards a big payoff. Venditti loads “X-O Manowar” with enough energy and excitement to satisfy casual readers and reward longtime fans with some sophisticated comic book fiction. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Carl Boehm Dec 19, 2012

    The potential of the story has dipped to a nadir with these past issues. I know that good things will be coming with the Vine War. Read Full Review

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