It has been announced that May’s upcoming 25th issue of X-O Manowar, the flagship Valiant, will be an oversized 48-page stand alone story detailing the origins of the Manowar himself. Acting as a new jumping on point for readers, Robert Venditti and J.G. Jones are teaming up with Justin Jordan, Peter Milligan, Rafer Roberts and an all-star line-up of creators to really make this a special issue for fans.
In a press release for the issue’s announcement, Valiant had this to say about the book:
“Whether you’ve been reading X-O Manowar since issue #1 or you have yet to pick up your first issue, X-O Manowar #25 is a can’t-miss comic book event celebrating the character’s past and future with a spectacular array of brand new stories! Featuring stunning shelf covers by JELENA-KEVIC DJURDJEVIC (Thor) and BRYAN HITCH (Age of Ultron), X-O Manowar #25 will also feature an Armors Variant spotlighting the different incarnations of the X-O Manowar armor throughout the ages by artist ARTURO LOZZI (Bloodshot); as well as Valiant’s very first throwback cover by Valiant icon SEAN CHEN (Iron Man); and an iconic, fully painted variant cover by superstar artist TERRY DODSON (X-Men) – his first piece for Valiant!
Here’s a look at the poster for the special anniversary issue:
X-O Manowar will be released in May.
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