First Look: Discover 2017’s Best-Selling Independent Comics Series with X-O MANOWAR VOL. 1: SOLDIER TPB – In Stores Wednesday!

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Each Volume of Matt Kindt’s Blockbuster Epic to Debut at $9.99 Alongside New Arc

Valiant is proud to announce that the X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 1: SOLDIER TPB – the PERFECT JUMPING-ON POINT of the EPIC ONGOING SERIES from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Mind MGMT) and blockbuster artist Tomas Giorello (BLOODSHOT REBORN) – will arrive in stores this Wednesday, June 28th for just $9.99! The much-anticipated first volume of 2017’s best-selling series debut from any independent publisher will also debut on shelves day-and-date alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 – the FIRST ISSUE of the series’ second staggering story arc, “GENERAL,” beginning in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 the very same day.

Now, for the first time, Valiant can reveal that, as part of a new and unprecedented trade paperback release program designed specifically for X-O MANOWAR, each one of the series’ subsequent volumes in 2017 – including X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 2: GENERAL with artist Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS) in SEPTEMBER and X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 3: EMPEROR with artist Clayton Crain (4001 A.D.) in DECEMBER – will also be offered for just $9.99 and will always arrive in stores alongside a new arc or jumping-on point.

Packed with more than 30 pages of rarely seen art, character designs, creator commentary, and bonus features in each volume, X-O MANOWAR’s first must-read trade paperback collection kicks off the best-selling superhero sci-fi hit of 2017 with the complete collection of “SOLDIER” – the punishing, sold-out introduction pushing 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!

Plus: In addition to the series’ universally acclaimed and thrice sold-out introduction, the galaxy-spanning story that has driven Valiant’s most enduring icon back to war gets even bigger with a special prelude once only available in Valiant’s 2017 Free Comic Book Day release, written by Matt Kindt with explosive artwork by CAFU (RAPTURE)!

It all starts this Wednesday, June 28th, as the X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 1: SOLDIER TPB marches into comic shops alongside X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4 – the FIRST ISSUE of “GENERAL,” an ALL-NEW ARC and EXPLOSIVE NEW JUMPING-ON POINT from Matt Kindt and superstar artist Doug Braithwaite (BLOODSHOT U.S.A., Justice) launching the next phase of X-O Manowar’s galaxy-razing rise to power!

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!

As the first cosmos-crushing volume of X-O MANOWAR (2017) blasts onto shelves, see why fans and critics everywhere are hailing Valiant’s star-studded tale of war and brutality on the universes’ farthest fringe as one of the most satisfying series of the year:

“One of the most intense and action-packed stories you’ll read all year… Truly astonishing…” – Blastr

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

“One of the most promising comics on the market.” – Entertainment Weekly

“[X-O MANOWAR] is high-concept surreal warfare at its finest, with visuals that drop your jaw and swell your chest.” – Vulture

“[X-O MANOWAR] will redefine what the character means to Valiant as a publisher and comics as an industry.” – Paste Magazine

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

“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

On June 28th, join master storytellers Matt Kindt and Tomas Giorello right here for a stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring hero, complete with over 30 pages of bonus content, only in X-O MANOWAR (2017) VOL. 1: SOLDIER TPB – arriving in stores the same day as X-O MANOWAR (2017) #4!

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