X-O Manowar is on the track to issue #50. The series initially helmed by Robert Venditti is continuing publication after the landmark Valiant event Book of Death coming with “The Kill List” a brand new arc teaming up a man with a suit of magical armor with a ninja employed by the British government: Ninjak. Venditti and Robert Gill (the team behind Book of Death) are going to tell the next chapter in the life of X-O Manowar. The story will be divided into four separate chapters starting with X-O Manowar #43.
X-O Manowar Editor Tom Brennan cited the upcoming arc as an “International thriller.” Brennan continued to explain that the upcoming story “plays to the strengths of each character and holds some big surprises in store for the whole of the Valiant Universe. Hold on tight, because this team is building towards big things for X-O MANOWAR…and it all starts right here.”
In the first arc of X-O Manowar, the hero fought off the evil alien species known as The Vine. He thought they were all evil and malignant at first, recruiting Ninjak. The two fought off the remaining forces as X-O even considered a few of The Vine as his ‘friends’ after a time. Commander Trill, a Vine opposing the Earth has risen to the surface seeking vengeance upon Aric. While Aric of Dacia is planning an attack on Vine sleeper agents, he has no idea that the commander is lurking in the shadows.
X-O MANOWAR #43 (NEW ARC! “THE KILL LIST” – PART 1)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by ROBERT GILL
Cover A by PHIL JIMENEZ
Cover B by STEPHEN MOONEY
Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Variant Cover by MIKE CHOI
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 6 (FOC–12/14/15)