Retailer Advisory: Valiant Announces X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 THIRD PRINTING – The Year’s Best-Selling Independent Comic Heads into Yet Another Sell-Out!

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With 90,000 copies sold and counting, the year’s top-selling comic from an independent publisher is returning to the front lines with another sold-out printing!

Valiant is proud to announce that X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt(DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (BLOODSHOT REBORN), and one of the year’s most acclaimed new series debuts – has sold out at the distributor level for the second time and will return to store shelves everywhere with the X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 THIRD PRINTING on May 24th alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3!

A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon returns to comic shops everywhere on May 24th with 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!

Don’t miss your chance to see why fans and critics everywhere have crowned Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 as a must-read spectacle of high-octane adventure and one of the year’s most essential new series:

“✮✮✮✮✮… One stunning page after another… Valiant has found a new epic in the making.” – Comic Crusaders

“Brutal, bloody and brilliant… Kindt is at the top of his game here, and Giorello’s art is absolutely gorgeous…” – Bleeding Cool

“✮✮✮✮✮… Easily accessible for anyone curious on trying out Valiant’s flagship book… Kindt and Giorello have created one of the best debut issues in possibly the last decade.” – Pastrami Nation

“A stunning introduction… Gorgeous…” – The A.V. Club

“✮✮✮✮✮… A real powerful comic…[with] an epic, cinematic approach to storytelling…” – Critical Blast

“Epic sci-fi adventure… This book is a showcase for everything Valiant does better than any other publisher…” – Nerdist

“✮✮✮✮✮… Stunning and beautiful… [A] perfect place to start…” – Outright Geekery

“Valiant has never offered an easier or more attractive jumping-on point… The elegant script and gorgeous visuals combine to form a very inviting and accessible new series.” – IGN

“✮✮✮✮✮… Refreshing and amazing… This book is gorgeous from beginning to end.” – Comic Bastards

“Brutal… A great first issue, especially for a reader new to the Valiant world…” –

“✮✮✮✮✮… Compelling and mysterious… [X-O MANOWAR] is going to be a tough act to follow…” – Comicsverse

“Grimly beautiful… A perfectly bone-crunching place to start.” – Newsarama

“✮✮✮✮✮… One of Valiant’s breakaway hits of the year.” – All-Comic

On May 24th, jump on board a modern masterpiece-in-the-making as Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello bring X-O Manowar rocketing onto a battlefield beyond Earth…and even farther beyond imagination! Presented in the brand-new VALIANT PREMIUM format – complete with a deluxe matte finish card stock cover, heavyweight interior pages, and minimal advertisements for an uninterrupted storytelling experience, Aric of Dacia’s one-man domination of a planet returns to comic shops everywhere, only in the X-O MANOWAR #1 THIRD PRINTING – on shelves alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3!

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Written by MATT KINDT
Cover by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR178269)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | ON Sale APRIL 26th (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by KAARE ANDREWS (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (MAR172157)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (MAR172159)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (MAR172160)
Blank Cover also available (MAR172161)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | VALIANT PREMIUM | T+ | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)

Written by MATT KINDT
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (APR172114)
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON (APR172115)
Interlocking Variant Cover by RYAN BODENHEIM (APR172117)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by BOB LAYTON (APR172118)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale JUNE 28th (FOC – 5/22/17)


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