Monday, July 4, 2016

X-O Manowar #47

   The main conflict in X-O Manowar has - up until this issue - been between the alien race known as The Vine and Aric, the visigoth wearing the X-O armor known as Shanhara (that, to be fair, once belonged to the Vine).

   But as it turns out, the goodness represented by Shanhara has an opposite number - a godlike race known as The Torment.

   Those powerful creatures destroyed the home world of the Vine - and now they've followed that race to the Earth.

   Which brings us to this issue, which brings many of the Earth's powerful forces against The Torment - in an issue-long battle for survival, as each side starts learning about the other.

   It's an over-the-top, no-holds-barred epic by writer Robert Venditti and artists Joe Bennett and Marcio Loerzer, and it's very good - it's a clever exploration of an invasion by an unbeatable enemy.

   The question is, how are the heroes of Earth going to win the day?

   Beats me! Of course, that's the fun part.

Grade: A-


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