Valiant Announces X-O Manowar Wednesdays and the X-O Manowar 2017 Calendar

xo2017_calendar_cover_larosaValiant has announced that, beginning on March 22nd with the release of the all-new X-O Manowar #1, the fourth Wednesday of every month will officially be “X-O Manowar Wednesday” – a consistent, monthly on-sale date that will include the latest issue of X-O Manowar alongside a brand-new launch title, jumping-on point, or key issue arriving from the best-reviewed publisher in comics! Across each and every fourth Wednesday in 2017, Valiant will now be giving fans at least two reasons to visit their local comic shop – beginning with the most important title of the year, X-O Manowar #1, arriving in stores on March 22nd right next to Bloodshot Reborn #0!

To support this unprecedented move and to reiterate Valiant’s commitment to building X-O Manowar’s brutal new beginning across 2017, Valiant is giving fans and retailers the tools they need to never miss an “X-O Manowar Wednesday” with the X-O Manowar 2017 Calendar – coming free to all participating retailers in the United States, Canada, and Europe! Marking the release date to every issue of X-O Manowar in 2017, this one-of-a-kind calendar comes complete with reminders highlighting the Initial Order Deadline (IOD), Final Order Cut-Off (FOC), and “X-O Manowar Wednesday” for the first year of X-O Manowar.

xo2017_calendar_interior_rocafortThe X-O Manowar 2017 Calendary features artwork from some of the finest talents in the industry – including Lewis LaRosa, Kenneth Rocafort, Mico Suayan, J.G. Jones, Kaare Andrews and more.

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon launches into comics everywhere on March 22nd with X-O Manowar #1 – part one of “SOLDIER,” a punishing, three-issue introduction that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!

X-O Manowar is being written by Matt Kindt and a rotating cast of powerhouse artists, including Tomas Giorello, Doug Braithwaite, Clayton Crain, Ryan Bodenheim, and Mico Suayan, spanning the series’ first year and beyond!

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